Management


Lytle Management Group
P.O. Box 128228
Nashville, TN 37212
Contact Sarah Brosmer
Telephone 615-770-2688

Bookings



Battle Artist Agency
8887 Horton Highway,
College Grove, TN
Contact Rob Battle
office: 615-368-7433
mobile: 615-957-3444

Adkins Publicity

Exclusive PR / Publicity Representation of Gene Watson / Contact Scott Adkins at Adkins Publicity in Nashville

For exclusive PR / publicity representation of Gene Watson, contact Scott Adkins at Adkins Publicity in Nashville.

 

Gene Watson's Peers within the country music industry believe in the sheer talent of this unassuming man from east Texas, so much so that Gene is regarded by many of them as 'the singer's singer' - and rightly so!

All of Gene Watson's Peers, who were contacted by The Gene Watson Fan Site, during 2013, were most gracious with their time and words.

It is here, within this special part of The Gene Watson Fan Site, that you have an opportunity to read a quote from T.G. Sheppard, which he submitted to this site on Tuesday 23 April 2013.

Sean Brady would like to take this opportunity to say 'thank you' to T.G. Sheppard who has made a special contribution to a unique part of this online 'celebration of a Lone Star Hero'.

Gene Watson and TG Sheppard

T.G. Sheppard
This quote was submitted on Tuesday 23 April 2013.

'Gene Watson is not only one of country music's greatest singers, he is one of the most kind and down to earth people that I have ever had the pleasure to work the stage with'.

About T.G. Sheppard...

TG Sheppard

T.G. Sheppard
has always had an unstoppable passion for music.  This passion, along with twenty No.1 Billboard country music hit singles and being ranked No.81 among all artists in country music, has made T.G. Sheppard one of the most popular live performers on tour today.

It's only natural with a show chock full of chart topping hit singles, such as 'Last Cheaters Waltz', 'I Loved 'Em Everyone', 'Do You Wanna Go To Heaven' and 'Party Time', that T.G. Sheppard has developed a reputation as a solid performer who delivers exactly what audiences want.

All this and more, combined with a steadfast dedication to entertainment, has truly made T.G. Sheppard one of the great legendary figures in country music.

T.G. Sheppard was born Billy Neal Browder in Humboldt, Tennessee on Thursday 20 July 1944.

T.G. Sheppard knew early in his life that music was more than a hobby.

T.G. Sheppard left his home in Humboldt, Tennessee at the age of fifteen, journeying to Memphis to begin his career in earnest.

Working in various bands, T.G. Sheppard began to develop his stage skills, learning how to put his own touch on the myriad of songs required to survive on the club and party circuit.

Using the name Brian Stacy, he released his first record, 'High School Days', which caused a few ripples on the Billboard pop music singles chart in 1966.  The resulting acclaim brought him gigs as an opening act for some of the biggest acts in America, including The Animals, Jan & Dean and The Beach Boys.

The fledgling star veered off his musical course in 1965, reverting to his given name of Bill Browder and getting into the record promotion business.  In a short time, his passion for music, now redirected to furthering the careers of others, made him one of the industry's most successful record promoters.

In 1974, T.G. Sheppard found a song that would change his life forever.  His astute ability to pick a hit song and promote it had paid off for numerous artists, yet T.G. Sheppard kept thinking of his own musical aspirations.

T.G. Sheppard knew Bobby David's composition 'Devil In The Bottle' was destined to be a hit, yet had no success in pitching the tune.

After being turned down by eight record labels in eighteen months, T.G. Sheppard decided to record the song himself.

Heading to Nashville, T.G. Sheppard was signed to Melodyland Records, a subsidiary record company of Motown Records, the mammoth R&B record label that was trying to establish a presence in country music.

When he released 'Devil In The Bottle' (written by Bobby David) as T.G. Sheppard, he soon realised which of the two jobs would get his undivided attention.

T.G. Sheppard: 'T.G. Sheppard' (Melodyland Records, 1975)

In May 1975, T.G. Sheppard saw the release of his self-titled debut album, 'T.G. Sheppard' (Melodyland Records, 1975), which was produced by Jack Gilmer, Bill Browder and Ray Ruff, and included three tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'Devil In The Bottle' (written by Bobby David) (No.1 for one week in February 1975) / this track, which featured back-up vocals from Janie Fricke, also reached No.54 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop music singles chart in 1974, and No.1 on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks Chart in 1974
'Tryin' To Beat The Morning Home' (written by Red Williams, T.G. Sheppard and Elroy Kahanek) (Elroy Kahanek was a disk jockey and technician at WMC in Memphis) (No.1 for one week in June / July 1975) / this track also reached No.95 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop music singles chart in 1975, and No.2 on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks Chart in 1975
'Another Woman' (written by Dann Penn and Buzz Cason(No.14, 1975) / this track also reached No.17 on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks Chart in 1975

T.G. Sheppard's self-titled debut album, 'T.G. Sheppard' (Melodyland Records, 1975), also included the following tracks:

'Callin' You Again'
'Who's Julie'
'I'll Be Satisfied'
'Country Country Club'
'I Lived It Up'
'Rollin' With The Flow'
'I Can't Help Myself'

T.G. Sheppard's self-titled debut album, 'T.G. Sheppard' (Melodyland Records, 1975), reached No.12 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1975.

T.G. Sheppard: 'Motels & Memories' (Melodyland Records, 1976)

In March 1976, T.G. Sheppard saw the release of 'Motels & Memories' (Melodyland Records, 1976), which was produced by Jack Gilmer, Bill Browder and Ray Ruff, and which included one track, which was a hit single on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'Motels & Memories' (No.7, 1976)

T.G. Sheppard's 'Motels & Memories' (Melodyland Records, 1976) also included the following tracks:

'Cowboy In The Rain'
'Little Brown Paper Nag Blues' (written by Rory Bourke, Gene Dobbins and Johnny Wilson)
'Hot Lips'
'Pigskin Charade'
'It Could've Been Nashville'
'We Just Live Here'
'Wednesday Night Poker'
'Shame'
'Solitary Man' (written by Neil Diamond)

T.G. Sheppard's 'Motels & Memories' (Melodyland Records, 1976) reached No.28 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1976.

T.G. Sheppard: 'Solitary Man' (Hitsville Records, 1976)

In September 1976, T.G. Sheppard saw the release of 'Solitary Man' (Hitsville Records, 1976), which included two tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'Solitary Man' (written by Neil Diamond) (No.14, 1976)
'Show Me A Man' (No.8, 1976)

T.G. Sheppard's 'Solitary Man' (Hitsville Records, 1976) also included the following tracks:

'Devil In The Bottle' (written by Bobby David)
'Oh, Pretty Woman'
'Motels & Memories'
'Another Woman'
'Show Me A Man'
'I'll Always Remember That Song'
'We Just Live Here'
'Shame'
'Tryin To Beat The Morning Home' (written by Red Williams, T.G. Sheppard and Elroy Kahanek)

T.G. Sheppard's 'Solitary Man' (Hitsville Records, 1976) reached No.16 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1976.

While promoting records for Stax Records, RCA Records and later, his own independent company, Umbrella Promotions, T.G. Sheppard formed a close personal and professional relationship with Elvis Presley (Tuesday 8 January 1935 - Tuesday 16 August 1977).

The legendary performer appreciated T.G. Sheppard's unique style and personality.  As a token of their friendship, Elvis Presley (Tuesday 8 January 1935 - Tuesday 16 August 1977) gave T.G. Sheppard his first tour bus in 1976, helping to provide him with the confidence to give up the promotion business and hit the road full time.

During his first year on the road, T.G. Sheppard scored numerous hit singles with the Motown imprints of Melodyland Records and Hitsville Records.

Named 'Best New Male Artist' in 1976 by Cash Box, T.G. Sheppard signed with Warner Bros. Records when Motown decided to get out of country music.

T.G. Sheppard's career then skyrocketed as he scored ten consecutive No.1 singles on the Billboard country music singles chart, including such classics as 'Only One You', 'Party Time' and 'War Is Hell (On The Homefront)'.  In 1982, following this impressive 'debut', T.G. Sheppard was honoured as Music City News' 'Most Promising Male Vocalist'.

In 1977, T.G. Sheppard saw the release of 'May I Spend Every New Years With You', a non-album track, which reached No.37 on the Billboard country music singles chart.

T.G. Sheppard: 'T.G.' (Warner Bros. Records, 1978)

In January 1978, T.G. Sheppard saw the release of 'T.G.' (Warner Bros. Records, 1978), which was produced by Buddy Killen (Sunday 13 November 1932 - Wednesday 1 November 2006), and included three tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'Lovin' On' (No.20, 1977)
'Mr. D.J.' (No.13, 1977)
'Don't Ever Say Goodbye' (No.13, 1978)

T.G. Sheppard's 'T.G.' (Warner Bros. Records, 1978) also included the following tracks:

'Baby's Gettin' Around', which was written by Ray Griff (Monday 22 April 1940 - Wednesday 9 March 2016)
'Where Do We Go (When We've Gone All The Way)'
'She Pretended We Were Married (While I Pretended She Was You)'
'Nothing To Do But Lie'
'Easy To Love (So Hard To Leave)'
'Jenny Don't Worry 'Bout The Kid'
'I've Been So Wrong For So Long'

T.G. Sheppard's 'T.G.' (Warner Bros. Records, 1978) reached No.42 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1978.

T.G. Sheppard: 'Daylight' (Warner Bros. Records, 1978)

In December 1978, T.G. Sheppard saw the release of 'Daylight' (Warner Bros. Records, 1978), which was produced by Buddy Killen (Sunday 13 November 1932 - Wednesday 1 November 2006), and included three tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'When Can We Do This Again' (No.5, 1978)
'Daylight' (No.7, 1978)
'Happy Together', which was written by Alan Lee Gordon (Saturday 22 April 1944 - Saturday 22 November 2008) and Garry Bonner (No.8, 1978)

T.G. Sheppard's 'Daylight' (Warner Bros. Records, 1978) also included the following tracks:

'Let's Keep It That Way'
'She Believes In Me'
'Never Ending Crowded Circle' (written by Roger Murrah and Scott Andrews)
'I'd Like To See Jesus (On The Midnight Special)'
'That's All She Wrote'
'Lovin' You, Lovin' Me'
'What Would I Do Without My Music'

T.G. Sheppard: '3/4 Lonely' (Warner Bros. Records, 1979)

In July 1979, T.G. Sheppard saw the release of '3/4 Lonely' (Warner Bros. Records, 1979), which was produced by Buddy Killen (Sunday 13 November 1932 - Wednesday 1 November 2006), and included three tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'You Feel Good All Over' (written by Sonny Throckmorton) (No.4, 1979)
'Last Cheater's Waltz' (written by Sonny Throckmorton) (No.1 for two weeks in October 1979) / In 1978, Sonny Throckmorton saw the release of his debut album, 'Last Cheater's Waltz' (Mercury Records, 1978), which included his version of 'Last Cheater's Waltz', which reached No.47 on the Billboard country music singles chart in March 1979
'I'll Be Coming Back For More', which was written by Curly Putman (Thursday 20 November 1930 - Sunday 30 October 2016) and Sterling Whipple (No.1 for two weeks in January / February 1980)

T.G. Sheppard's '3/4 Lonely' (Warner Bros. Records, 1979) also included the following tracks:

'I Wish That I Could Hurt That Way Again'
'My Ship's Comin' In'
'You Look Like Love'
'I Came Home To Make Love To You' (written by Kieran Kane)
'You Do It To Me Every Time'
'It's Only Love'
'(She Wanted To Live) Faster Than I Could'

T.G. Sheppard's '3/4 Lonely' (Warner Bros. Records, 1979) reached No.4 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1979.

T.G. Sheppard: 'Smooth Sailing' (Warner Bros. Records, 1980)

In June 1980, T.G. Sheppard saw the release of 'Smooth Sailing' (Warner Bros. Records, 1980), which was produced by Buddy Killen (Sunday 13 November 1932 - Wednesday 1 November 2006), and included three tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'Smooth Sailing', which was written by Sonny Throckmorton and Curly Putman (Thursday 20 November 1930 - Sunday 30 October 2016)(No.6, 1980)
'Do You Wanna Go To Heaven', which was written by Curly Putman (Thursday 20 November 1930 - Sunday 30 October 2016) and Bucky Jones (No.1 for one week in October 1980)
'I Feel Like Loving You Again' (written by Bobby Braddock and Sonny Throckmorton) (No.1 for one week in January / February 1981)

T.G. Sheppard's 'Smooth Sailing' (Warner Bros. Records, 1980) also included the following tracks:

'If I Never Saw The Light of Day Again' (written by Jamie O'Hara)
'I Could Never Dream The Way You Feel' (written by Kieran Kane)
'How Far Our Love Goes'
'My Mind's Already Home'
'Do It Again' (written by Rafe VanHoy, Deborah Allen and Roy Culbertson)
'Don't Touch Me', which was written by Hank Cochran (Friday 2 August 1935 - Thursday 15 July 2010)
'Let The Little Bird Fly'

T.G. Sheppard's 'Smooth Sailing' (Warner Bros. Records, 1980) reached No.19 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1980.

T.G. Sheppard: 'I Love 'Em All' (Warner Bros. Records, 1981) Gene Watson: 'Sometimes I Get Lucky' (MCA Records, 1983)

In March 1981, T.G. Sheppard saw the release of 'I Love 'Em All' (Warner Bros. Records, 1981), which was produced by Buddy Killen (Sunday 13 November 1932 - Wednesday 1 November 2006), and included two tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'I Loved 'Em Every One' (written by Phil Sampson) (No.1 for one week in May 1981) / this track also reached No.37 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop music singles chart in 1981
'Party Time' (written by Bruce Channel) (No.1 for one week in October 1981)

T.G. Sheppard's 'I Love 'Em All' (Warner Bros. Records, 1981) also included the following tracks:

'We Belong In Love Tonight'
'What's Forever For'
'Silence On The Line'
'Touch Me All Over Again' (written by Jamie O'Hara)
'You Waltzed Yourself Right Into My Life' (written by Ron Moore) / this track was also recorded by Gene Watson, who included it on 'Sometimes I Get Lucky' (MCA Records, 1983)
'Face The Night Alone'
'Troubled Waters'
'State of Our Union' (written by Jim Rushing and Chip Hardy)

T.G. Sheppard's 'I Love 'Em All' (Warner Bros. Records, 1981) reached No.7 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1981, and No.119 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart in 1981.

T.G. Sheppard: 'Finally' (Warner Bros. Records, 1982)

In March 1982, T.G. Sheppard saw the release of 'Finally' (Warner Bros. Records, 1982), which was produced by Buddy Killen (Sunday 13 November 1932 - Wednesday 1 November 2006), and included two tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'Only One You' (written by Bucky Jones and Michael Garvin) (No.1 for one week in February 1982) / this track, which also reached No.68 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop music singles chart in 1982, featured Judy Rodman on background vocals and ace record producer Larry Butler on piano
'Finally' (written by Gary Chapman) (No.1 for one week in June 1982) / this track also reached No.58 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop music singles chart in 1982

T.G. Sheppard's 'Finally' (Warner Bros. Records, 1982) also included the following tracks:

'Crazy In The Dark'
'Wasn't It A Short Forever'
'All My Cloudy Days Are Gone'
'In Another Minute'
'We're Walkin' On Thin Ice'
'You're The First To Last'
'She's Got Everything It Takes (To Make Me Stay)'
'I Wish I Could Have Turned My Head'

T.G. Sheppard's 'Finally' (Warner Bros. Records, 1982) reached No.4 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1982, and No.152 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart in 1982

T.G. Sheppard: 'Perfect Stranger' (Warner Bros. Records, 1982)

In September 1982, T.G. Sheppard saw the release of 'Perfect Stranger' (Warner Bros. Records, 1982), which was produced by Buddy Killen (Sunday 13 November 1932 - Wednesday 1 November 2006), and included two tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'War Is Hell (On The Homefront Too)', which was written by Curly Putman (Thursday 20 November 1930 - Sunday 30 October 2016), Dan Wilson and Bucky Jones(No.1 for one week in November 1982)
'Faking Love' (written by Bobby Braddock and Matraca Berg) (No.1 for one week in February 1983) / this track was a duet with Karen Brooks

T.G. Sheppard's 'Perfect Stranger' (Warner Bros. Records, 1982) also included the following tracks:

'Back In Your Arms'
'Reno & Me'
'Sun's Gonna Shine'
'Where Did We Go Right'
'Pretty Diamond Ring'
'Spare Hearts'
'Gonna Keep On Tryin'
'Close Brush With Life' (written by Larry Gatlin)

T.G. Sheppard's 'Perfect Stranger' (Warner Bros. Records, 1982) reached No.29 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1982.

T.G. Sheppard: 'T.G. Sheppard's Greatest Hits' (Warner Bros. Records, 1983)

In May 1983, T.G. Sheppard saw the release of his first 'Greatest Hits' collection; 'T.G. Sheppard's Greatest Hits' (Warner Bros. Records, 1983) included the following tracks:

'I Loved 'Em Every One' (written by Phil Sampson) (No.1 for one week in May 1981) / this track also reached No.37 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop music singles chart in 1981
'Party Time' (written by Bruce Channel) (No.1 for one week in October 1981)
'Finally' (written by Gary Chapman) (No.1 for one week in June 1982) / this track also reached No.58 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop music singles chart in 1982
'War Is Hell (On The Homefront Too)', which was written by Curly Putman (Thursday 20 November 1930 - Sunday 30 October 2016), Dan Wilson and Bucky Jones (No.1 for one week in November 1982)
'Without You', which was written by Harry Nilsson (Sunday 15 June 1941 - Saturday 15 January 1994) (No.12, 1984) / this track, which was the only new recording on this collection, was originally recorded by Harry Nilsson in 1972; Harry Nilsson's version of 'Without You' was No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop music chart for four weeks in 1972
'You Feel Good All Over' (written by Sonny Throckmorton) (No.4, 1979)
'Last Cheater's Waltz' (written by Sonny Throckmorton) (No.1 for two weeks in October 1979)
'I'll Be Coming Back For More', which was written by Curly Putman (Thursday 20 November 1930 - Sunday 30 October 2016) and Sterling Whipple (No.1 for two weeks in January / February 1980)
'Do You Wanna Go To Heaven', which was written by Curly Putman (Thursday 20 November 1930 - Sunday 30 October 2016) and Bucky Jones (No.1 for one week in October 1980)
'Only One You' (written by Bucky Jones and Michael Garvin) (No.1 for one week in February 1982) / this track, which also reached No.68 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop music singles chart in 1982, featured Judy Rodman on background vocals and ace record producer Larry Butler on piano

T.G. Sheppard's first 'Greatest Hits' collection, 'T.G. Sheppard's Greatest Hits' (Warner Bros. Records, 1983), reached No.5 on the Billboard Top Country albums Chart in 1983, and No.189 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart in 1983.

T.G. Sheppard: 'Slow Burn' (Warner Bros. Records, 1983)

In October 1983, T.G. Sheppard saw the release of 'Slow Burn' (Warner Bros. Records, 1983), which was produced by Jim Ed Norman, and included three tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'Slow Burn' (written by Tommy Rocco and Charlie Black) (No.1 for one week in January 1984)
'Make My Day' (written by Dewayne Blackwell) (No.12, 1984) / this track, which features Clint Eastwood, was inspired by a line from the Clint Eastwood movie 'Sudden Impact' (Warner Bros., 1983)
'Somewhere Down The Line' (written by Casey Kelly and Lewis Anderson) (No.3, 1984)

T.G. Sheppard's 'Slow Burn' (Warner Bros. Records, 1983) also included the following tracks:

'Don't Fight The Night'
'She Put The Sad In All His Songs'
'Baby I'm A Want You'
'Blank Check (On My Love)'
'Arthur & Alice'
'How Lucky We Are'
'First Things First'
'It's A Bad Night For Good Girls'

T.G. Sheppard's 'Slow Burn' (Warner Bros. Records, 1983) reached No.17 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1983.

T.G. Sheppard: 'One Owner Heart' (Warner Bros. Records, 1984) Judy Collins: 'Home Again' (Elektra Records, 1984)

In August 1984, T.G. Sheppard saw the release of 'One Owner Heart' (Warner Bros. Records, 1984), which was produced by Jim Ed Norman, and included three tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'Home Again', which was written by Gerry Goffin (Saturday 11 February 1939 - Thursday 19 June 2014) and Michael William Masser (Monday 24 March 1941 - Thursday 9 July 2015) (No.57, 1984) / this track, which was a duet with Judy Collins, was also included on Judy Collins' 'Home Again' (Elektra Records, 1984)
'One Owner Heart' (written by Walt Aldridge, Mac McAnally and Tom Brasfield)
(No.4, 1984)
'You're Going Out of My Mind' (written by Wayland Holyfield and John McBee) (No.3, 1984)

T.G. Sheppard's 'One Owner Heart' (Warner Bros. Records, 1984) also included the following tracks:

'Everybody Loves A Sad Song'
'Looking Out For No.1'
'Love Burning Down'
'I Can't Help But Love You'
'Later On'
'In My Dreams'
'I Could Get Used To This'

T.G. Sheppard's 'One Owner Heart' (Warner Bros. Records, 1984) reached No.26 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1984.

T.G. Sheppard: 'T.G. Sheppard's Greatest Hits 2' (Warner Bros. Records, 1985)

In 1985, T.G. Sheppard saw the release of 'T.G. Sheppard's Greatest Hits 2' (Warner Bros. Records, 1985), which included the following tracks:

'Slow Burn' (written by Tommy Rocco and Charlie Black) (No.1 for one week in January 1984)
'One Owner Heart' (written by Walt Aldridge, Mac McAnally and Tom Brasfield) (No.4, 1984)
'Faking Love' (written by Bobby Braddock and Matraca Berg) (No.1 for one week in February 1983) / this track was a duet with Karen Brooks
'Make My Day' (written by Dewayne Blackwell) (No.12, 1984) / this track, which features Clint Eastwood, was inspired by a line from the Clint Eastwood movie 'Sudden Impact' (Warner Bros., 1983)
'Somewhere Down The Line' (written by Casey Kelly and Lewis Anderson) (No.3, 1984)
'Devil In The Bottle' (written by Bobby David) (No.1 for one week in February 1975) / this track, which featured back-up vocals from Janie Fricke, also reached No.54 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop music singles chart in 1974, and No.1 on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks Chart in 1974
'Tryin' To Beat The Morning Home' (written by Red Williams, T.G. Sheppard and Elroy Kahanek) (Elroy Kahanek was a disk jockey and technician at WMC in Memphis) (No.1 for one week in June / July 1975) / this track also reached No.95 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop music singles chart in 1975, and No.2 on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks Chart in 1975
'Show Me A Man' (No.8, 1976)
'I Feel Like Loving You Again' (written by Bobby Braddock and Sonny Throckmorton) (No.1 for one week in January / February 1981)
'Smooth Sailing', which was written by Sonny Throckmorton and Curly Putman (Thursday 20 November 1930 - Sunday 30 October 2016)(No.6, 1980)

T.G. Sheppard: 'T.G.' (Warner Bros. Records, 1985)

In May 1985, T.G. Sheppard saw the release of 'T.G.' (Warner Bros. Records, 1985), which included the following tracks:

'You're Going Out of My Mind' (written by Wayland Holyfield and John McBee) (No.3, 1984)
'I Could Get Used To This'
'Love Ten Feet Away'
'Little Less Blue'
'Heavy Lightning'
'Shot Down In Hot Blood'
'Love Made A Liar Out of Me'
'Fade Away'
'Hard To Get'
'Those Eyes'

T.G. Sheppard's 'T.G.' (Warner Bros. Records, 1985) reached No.54 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1985.

It was also in 1985 when T.G. Sheppard signed a recording contract with Columbia Records, where he saw the release of four albums for the label; 'Livin' On The Edge' (Columbia Records, 1985), 'It Still Rains In Memphis' (Columbia Records, 1986), 'One For The Money' (Columbia Records, 1987) and 'Crossroads' (Columbia Records, 1989).

T.G. Sheppard: 'Livin' On The Edge' (Columbia Records, 1985)

In May 1985, T.G. Sheppard saw the release of 'Livin' On The Edge' (Columbia Records, 1985), which included three tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'Fooled Around & Fell In Love' (written by Elvin Richard Bishop) (No.21, 1985)
'Doncha?' (written by Walt Aldridge) (No.8, 1985)
'In Over My Heart' (written by Walt Aldridge, Tom Brasfield and James Rutledge) (No.9, 1985)

T.G. Sheppard's 'Livin' On The Edge' (Columbia Records, 1985) also included the following tracks:

'Crazy In The Heart'
'Like A Time Bomb'
'Love It Out On Me'
'You're Mine Tonight'
'Great Work of Art'
'Hunger For You'
'Banging My Heart Against The Wall'

T.G. Sheppard's 'Livin' On The Edge' (Columbia Records, 1985) reached No.26 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1985.

T.G. Sheppard: 'It Still Rains in Memphis' (Columbia Records, 1986)

In May 1986, T.G. Sheppard saw the release of 'It Still Rains In Memphis' (Columbia Records, 1986), which included three tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'Strong Heart' (written by Tommy Rocco, Charlie Black and Austin Roberts) (No.1 for one week in August 1986)
'Half Past Forever ('Til I'm Blue In The Heart)', which was written by Robert Byrne (Saturday 10 July 1954 - Monday 27 June 2005) and Tom Brasfield (No.2, 1986)
'You're My First Lady' (written by Mac McAnally) (No.2, 1987)

T.G. Sheppard's 'It Still Rains In Memphis' (Columbia Records, 1986) also included the following tracks:

'It Still Rains In Memphis' (written by Naomi Martin and Mike Reid)
'Love Is On A Fade'
'Paintin' The Town Blue'
'Bad Thing About Good Love'
'Movin' & Shakin' On Business Street'
'She Don't Think Much of Me Anymore'
'What You Gonna Do About Her'

T.G. Sheppard's 'It Still Rains In Memphis' (Columbia Records, 1986) reached No.26 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1986.

T.G. Sheppard: 'One For The Money' ('1ne 4 The $') (Columbia Records, 1987)

In September 1987, T.G. Sheppard saw the release of 'One For The Money' (Columbia Records, 1987), which included one track, which was a hit single on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'One For The Money', which was written by Buck Moore and Mentor Williams (Tuesday 11 June 1946 - Wednesday 16 November 2016) (No.2, 1987)

T.G. Sheppard's 'One For The Money' (Columbia Records, 1987) also included the following tracks:

'Changes'
'One of Those Days'
'Come To Me'
'Everybody Loved Us'
'Let's Do It Again'
'Echoes In My Heart'
'Walk of Life'
'So Much For Love'
'Some Bridges Never Burn'

T.G. Sheppard's 'One For The Money' (Columbia Records, 1987) reached No.47 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1987.

T.G. Sheppard: 'T.G. Sheppard's Biggest Hits' (Columbia Records, 1988)

In 1988, T.G. Sheppard saw the release of 'T.G. Sheppard's Biggest Hits' (Columbia Records, 1988), which included the following tracks:

'Fooled Around & Fell In Love' (written by Elvin Richard Bishop) (No.21, 1985)
'You're My First Lady' (written by Lyman Corbitt 'Mac' McAnally Junior) (No.2, 1987)
'In Over My Heart' (written by Walt Aldridge, Tom Brasfield and James Rutledge) (No.9, 1985)
'Half Past Forever ('Til I'm Blue In The Heart)', which was written by Robert Byrne (Saturday 10 July 1954 - Monday 27 June 2005) and Tom Brasfield (No.2, 1986)
'Doncha?' (written by Walt Aldridge) (No.8, 1985)
'One For The Money', which was written by Buck Moore and Mentor Williams (Tuesday 11 June 1946 - Wednesday 16 November 2016) (No.2, 1987)
'Strong Heart' (written by Tommy Rocco, Charlie Black and Austin Roberts) (No.1 for one week in August 1986)
'Great Work of Art' / this track was originally included on T.G. Sheppard's 'Livin' On The Edge' (Columbia Records, 1985), and was not released as a single
'Crazy In The Heart' / this track was originally included on T.G. Sheppard's 'Livin' On The Edge' (Columbia Records, 1985), and was not released as a single
'Changes' / this track was originally included on T.G. Sheppard's 'One For The Money' (Columbia Records, 1987), and was not released as a single

T.G. Sheppard also made a name for himself as an astute businessman.

In 1988, T.G. Sheppard opened his private residence in the Great Smoky Mountains as a bed and breakfast.  The 160-year-old log home, built high atop Moon Mountain, was an instant success and is still a popular tourist destination, although T.G. Sheppard no longer owns the property.

The popular performer, who learned first-hand the kind of entertainment experience fans craved, was one of the original investors in the highly popular chain of country nightclubs, Guitars & Cadillacs.  The clubs, located throughout the Midwest, serve as showcase venues for many emerging country music singers, as well as some of the format's biggest stars.

T.G. Sheppard also served as the national spokesperson for the Folgers' NASCAR racing team for eight years.  During a six-year span, he served as host and performer on 'Folgers' Wakin' Up Country Tour', which headlined throughout North America.

T.G. Sheppard: 'Crossroads' (Columbia Records, 1989)

In 1989, T.G. Sheppard saw the release of 'Crossroads' (Columbia Records, 1989), which included two tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'Don't Say It With Diamonds (Say It With Love)' (No.48, 1988)
'You Still Do' (written by Casey Kelly and Lonnie Wilson) (No.14, 1989)

T.G. Sheppard's 'Crossroads' (Columbia Records, 1989) also included the following tracks:

'Nothing To It'
'I Know All About Her'
'Invitation'
'She Didn't Break My Heart'
'While I'm Here'
'Just As Long'
'Something Worth Waiting For'
'There's A Lot of Heart In This Old Heart of Mine'

By 1990, country music traditionalists had changed the course of the format and T.G. Sheppard found himself wondering how he fitted the new mold.

T.G. Sheppard chose to withdraw from recording at this time and instead concentrated on his live performances, touching audiences night after night with his tried-and-true repertoire of hits, delivered with non-stop energy and the same excitement he felt as a teenager.

In 1991, T.G. Sheppard saw the release of 'Born In A High Wind', a non-album track, which reached No.63 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart.

It was also in 1991 when T.G. Sheppard saw the release of 'It's One A.M. (Do You Know Where Your Memories Are)', a non-album track, which did not chart on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart.

T.G. Sheppard: 'T.G. Sheppard's All Time Greatest Hits' (Warner Bros. Records, 1991)

In March 1991, T.G. Sheppard saw the release of 'T.G. Sheppard's All Time Greatest Hits' (Warner Bros. Records, 1991), which included the following tracks:

'Party Time' (written by Bruce Channel) (No.1 for one week in October 1981)
'War Is Hell (On The Homefront Too)', which was written by Curly Putman (Thursday 20 November 1930 - Sunday 30 October 2016), Dan Wilson and Bucky Jones (No.1 for one week in November 1982)
'Last Cheater's Waltz' (written by Sonny Throckmorton) (No.1 for two weeks in October 1979)
'Do You Wanna Go To Heaven', which was written by Curly Putman (Thursday 20 November 1930 - Sunday 30 October 2016) and Bucky Jones (No.1 for one week in October 1980)
'Somewhere Down The Line' (written by Casey Kelly and Lewis Anderson) (No.3, 1984)
'Slow Burn' (written by Tommy Rocco and Charlie Black) (No.1 for one week in January 1984)
'I Loved 'Em Every One' (written by Phil Sampson) (No.1 for one week in May 1981) / this track also reached No.37 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop music singles chart in 1981
'Smooth Sailing', which was written by Sonny Throckmorton and Curly Putman (Thursday 20 November 1930 - Sunday 30 October 2016) (No.6, 1980)
'Faking Love' (written by Bobby Braddock and Matraca Berg) (No.1 for one week in February 1983) / this track was a duet with Karen Brooks
'Only One You' (written by Bucky Jones and Michael Garvin) (No.1 for one week in February 1982) / this track, which also reached No.68 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop music singles chart in 1982, featured Judy Rodman on background vocals and ace record producer Larry Butler on piano
'I'll Be Coming Back For More', which was written by Curly Putman (Thursday 20 November 1930 - Sunday 30 October 2016) and Sterling Whipple (No.1 for two weeks in January / February 1980)
'Finally' (written by Gary Chapman) (No.1 for one week in June 1982) / this track also reached No.58 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop music singles chart in 1982

T.G. Sheppard: 'Best of T.G. Sheppard' (Curb Records, 1992)

In March 1992, T.G. Sheppard saw the release of 'Best of T.G. Sheppard' (Curb Records, 1992), which included one track, which was released as a single on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart:

'(Everything I Do) I Do It For You' (written by Bryan Adams, Michael Kamen and Robert John 'Mutt' Lange) / this track was released as a single in 1992, but it did not chart

T.G. Sheppard's 'Best of T.G. Sheppard' (Curb Records, 1992) also included the following tracks:

'Last Cheater's Waltz' (written by Sonny Throckmorton) (No.1 for two weeks in October 1979)
'Devil In The Bottle' (written by Bobby David) (No.1 for one week in February 1975) / this track, which featured back-up vocals from Janie Fricke, also reached No.54 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop music singles chart in 1974, and No.1 on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks Chart in 1974
'War Is Hell (On The Homefront Too)', which was written by Curly Putman (Thursday 20 November 1930 - Sunday 30 October 2016), Dan Wilson and Bucky Jones (No.1 for one week in November 1982)
'I Loved 'Em Every One' (written by Phil Sampson) (No.1 for one week in May 1981) / this track also reached No.37 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop music singles chart in 1981
'Do You Wanna Go To Heaven', which was written by Curly Putman (Thursday 20 November 1930 - Sunday 30 October 2016) and Bucky Jones (No.1 for one week in October 1980)
'Only One You' (written by Bucky Jones and Michael Garvin) (No.1 for one week in February 1982) / this track, which also reached No.68 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop music singles chart in 1982, featured Judy Rodman on background vocals and ace record producer Larry Butler on piano
'Party Time' (written by Bruce Channel) (No.1 for one week in October 1981)
'Slow Burn' (written by Tommy Rocco and Charlie Black) (No.1 for one week in January 1984)
'I'll Be Coming Back For More', which was written by Curly Putman (Thursday 20 November 1930 - Sunday 30 October 2016) and Sterling Whipple (No.1 for two weeks in January / February 1980)
'Make My Day' (written by Dewayne Blackwell) (No.12, 1984) / this track, which features Clint Eastwood, was inspired by a line from the Clint Eastwood movie 'Sudden Impact' (Warner Bros., 1983)
'Mr. D.J.' (No.13, 1977)

In 1995, T.G. Sheppard took a two-year hiatus from the road in order to perform exclusively for eight months a year at T.G. Sheppard's Theater in The Smokies, a state-of-the-art theater in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains.

For the first time in T.G. Sheppard's musical career, he enjoyed the luxury of going home every night after a show.

However, the wanderlust of a road musician was inescapable, as T.G. Sheppard returned to the road in 1997.

Charity work is a crucial part of T.G. Sheppard's career.  Throughout any particular year, T.G. Sheppard works with many of the United States' top charitable organisations, including Cerebral Palsy, Inc., St. Jude Children's Hospital, The Alzheimer's Association, The United Way and ChildHelp USA.

T.G. Sheppard: 'Nothin' On But The Radio' (Outwest Records, 1997)

On Tuesday 18 November 1997, T.G. Sheppard saw the release of 'Nothin' On But The Radio' (Outwest Records, 1997), which included the following tracks:

'She's Gettin' The Rock'
'Nothin' On But The Radio'
'Whatever You're Looking For, You're Lookin' At'
'You Can't Take It With You When You Go'
'All Over Town' (written by Tommy Barnes)
'I Bring Her Flowers (Every Day)'
'Ghost Town' (written by Walt Aldridge)
'(There Ain't Nothin') Like A Coupe DeVille' (written by Elroy Kahanek and Swain Schaefer)
'Another Cup of Coffee' (written by Mike Rutherford)
'It Still Rains In Memphis' (written by Naomi Martin and Mike Reid)
'Long Cool Woman (In A Black Dress)' (written by Allan Clarke, Roger Cook and Roger Greenaway)
'It's All Over Now' (written by 
Mac McAnally)

T.G. Sheppard: 'T.G. Sheppard: Live At Billy Bob's Texas' (Smith Music Group, 2002)

In June 2002, T.G. Sheppard saw the release of 'T.G. Sheppard: Live At Billy Bob's Texas' (Smith Music Group, 2002), which included the following tracks:

'I Loved 'Em Every One' (written by Phil Sampson) / the original version of this track was included on T.G. Sheppard's 'I Love 'Em All' (Warner Bros. Records, 1981), and was No.1 on the Billboard country music singles chart for one week in May 1981), and No.37 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop music singles chart in 1981
'Slow Burn' (written by Tommy Rocco and Charlie Black) / the original version of this track was included on T.G. Sheppard's 'Slow Burn' (Warner Bros. Records, 1983), and was No.1 on the Billboard country music singles chart for one week in January 1984
'Last Cheater's Waltz' (written by Sonny Throckmorton) / the original version of this track was included on T.G. Sheppard's '3/4 Lonely' (Warner Bros. Records, 1979), and was No.1 on the Billboard country music singles chart for two weeks in October 1979
'Do You Wanna Go To Heaven', which was written by Curly Putman (Thursday 20 November 1930 - Sunday 30 October 2016) and Bucky Jones / the original version of this track was included on T.G. Sheppard's 'Smooth Sailing' (Warner Bros. Records, 1980), and was No.1 on the Billboard country music singles chart for one week in October 1980
'Only One You' (written by Bucky Jones and Michael Garvin) / the original version of this track, which was included on T.G. Sheppard's 'Finally' (Warner Bros. Records, 1982), and was No.1 on the Billboard country music singles chart for one week in February 1982, featured Judy Rodman on background vocals and ace record producer Larry Butler on piano
'Devil In The Bottle' (written by Bobby David) / the original version of this track was included on T.G. Sheppard's self-titled debut album, 'T.G. Sheppard' (Melodyland Records, 1975), and was No.1 on the Billboard country music singles chart for one week in February 1975 / this track, which featured back-up vocals from Janie Fricke, also reached No.54 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop music singles chart in 1974, and No.1 on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks Chart in 1974
'War Is Hell (On The Homefront Too)', which was written by Curly Putman (Thursday 20 November 1930 - Sunday 30 October 2016), Dan Wilson and Bucky Jones / the original version of this track was included on T.G. Sheppard's 'Perfect Stranger' (Warner Bros. Records, 1982), and was No.1 on the Billboard country music singles chart for one week in November 1982
'Fooled Around & Fell In Love' (written by Elvin Richard Bishop) / the original version of this track was included on T.G. Sheppard's 'Livin' On The Edge' (Columbia Records, 1985), and reached No.21 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1985
'You Feel Good All Over' (written by Sonny Throckmorton) / the original version of this track was included on T.G. Sheppard's '3/4 Lonely' (Warner Bros. Records, 1979), and reached No.4 on the Billboard country music singles chart for two weeks in 1979
'Whatever You're Lookin' For (You're Lookin' At)' / the original version of this track was included on T.G. Sheppard's 'Nothin' On But The Radio' (Outwest Records, 1997), and was not released as a single
'I Feel Like Loving You Again' (written by Bobby Braddock and Sonny Throckmorton) / the original version of this track was included on T.G. Sheppard's 'Smooth Sailing' (Warner Bros. Records, 1980), and was No.1 on the Billboard country music singles chart for for one week in January / February 1981
'One For The Money', which was written by Buck Moore and Mentor Williams (Tuesday 11 June 1946 - Wednesday 16 November 2016) / the original version of this track was included on T.G. Sheppard's 'One For The Money' (Columbia Records, 1987), and reached No.2 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1987
'Party Time' (written by Bruce Channel) / the original version of this track was included on T.G. Sheppard's 'I Love 'Em All' (Warner Bros. Records, 1981), and was No.1 on the Billboard country music singles chart for one week in October 1981
'Finally' (written by Gary Chapman) / the original version of this track was included on T.G. Sheppard's 'Finally' (Warner Bros. Records, 1982), and was No.1 on the Billboard country music singles chart for one week in June 1982, and reached No.58 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop music singles chart in 1982

T.G. Sheppard: 'Timeless: Classic Love Songs' (Aspirion Records, 2004)

On Tuesday 26 October 2004, T.G. Sheppard saw the release of 'Timeless: Classic Love Songs' (Aspirion Records, 2004), which included the following tracks:

'Everybody Loves Somebody' (written by Sam Coslow, Ken Lane and Irving Taylor)
'All The Way' (written by Sammy Cahn and James Van Heusen)
'The Very Thought of You' (written by Ray Noble)
'At Last', which was written by Jay Booker and Jack Keller (Wednesday 11 November 1936 - Friday 1 April 2005)
'Just the Way You Look Tonight' (written by 
Dorothy Fields and Jerome Kern)
'
I Left My Heart in San Francisco' (written by George Cory and Douglas Cross)
'
When I Fall In Love' (written by Edward Heyman and Victor Young)
'
I Want To Be Around' (written by Johnny Mercer)
'
Smile', which was written by Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin KBE (16 April 1889 - Sunday 25 December 1977), Geoffrey Claremont Parsons (7 January 1910 - Tuesday 22 December 1987), James Phillips and John Turner
'
Misty Blue'
'
It's Impossible'
'
Fly Me To The Moon' (written by Bart Howard)
'
As Time Goes By' (written by Herman Hupfeld)
'
Wonderful World' (written by George David Weiss)

T.G. Sheppard: 'Because You Love Me' (Mansion Entertainment / Mansion  Records, 2012)

On Tuesday 13 March 2012, T.G. Sheppard saw the release of 'Because You Love Me' (Mansion Entertainment / Mansion Records, 2012), which included the following tracks:

'I Surrender All'

'Sweet Hour of Prayer'
'Mary, Did You Know' (written by Lee Rufus Greene III and Mark Alan Lowry)
'His Eye Is On The Sparrow'
'Because You Love Me' (written by Kostas and John Scott Sherrill)
'Amen'
'Blessed Assurance'
'Softly & Tenderly'
'O, Happy Day'
'In The Garden'
'The Old Rugged Cross'

'Just A Closer Walk'
'Precious Memories'
'The Lord's Prayer'

T.G Sheppard: 'T.G. Sheppard: Duets With The Legends of Country Music' (Cleopatra / Goldenlane, 2015)

On Friday 30 October 2015, T.G Sheppard saw the release of 'T.G. Sheppard: Duets With The Legends of Country Music' (Cleopatra / Goldenlane, 2015), which included the following tracks:

'Down On My Knees' (written by Kelly Lang) / this track featured guest vocals from The Oak Ridge Boys
'The Killer' (written by Kelly Lang, T.G. Sheppard and Bobby Tomberlin) / this track featured guest vocals from Jerry Lee Lewis
'Why Me Lord' (written by Kris Kristofferson) / this track featured guest vocals from Conway Twitty (Friday 1 September 1933 - Saturday 5 June 1993)
'Song Man', which was written by Merle Haggard (Tuesday 6 April 1937 - Wednesday 6 April 2016) / this track featured guest vocals from Merle Haggard
'Fifteen Rounds With Jose Cuervo', which was written by Tommy Curry, Dennis Knutson (1949 - Saturday 1 September 2018) and Kostas / this track featured guest vocals from Delbert McClinton
'The Next One' (written by Kelly Lang , Lorrie Morgan and Mark Oliverius) / this track featured guest vocals from Lorrie Morgan
'100% Chance of Pain' (written by Kelly Lang  and T.G. Sheppard) / this track featured guest vocals from BJ Thomas and Jimmy Fortune
'It’s A Man Thing' (written by Kelly Lang and Frank Solesby) / this track featured guest vocals from George Jones (Saturday 12 September 1931 - Friday 26 April 2013)
'Wine To Remember & Whiskey To Forget' (written by Tommy Riggs and Tony Toliver) / this track featured guest vocals from Mickey Gilley
'Dead Girl Walking' (written by Kelly Lang) / this track featured guest vocals from Kelly Lang
'In Texas', which was written by Dennis Linde (Thursday 18 March 1943 - Friday 22 December 2006) / this track featured guest vocals from Willie Nelson
'Have You Ever Loved A Woman?' (written by Michael Kamen and Robert John 'Mutt' Lange) / this track featured guest vocals from Englebert Humperdinck
'I’m Not Going Anywhere' (written by Kelly Lang) / this track featured guest vocals from Crystal Gayle
'If You Knew' (written by Kelly Lang, Lorrie Morgan, Mark Oliverius and T.G. Sheppard) / this track featured guest vocals from Ricky Skaggs & The WhitesGene Watson and TG Sheppard

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