K E L L Y L A N G
Infused with soul and passion, Singer-songwriter Kelly Lang stands out amongst the best. Having graced the stage of the Grand Ole Opry and the Ryman Auditorium, Lang has performed with legends of entertainment spanning all genres of music including Sir Barry Gibb, Ronnie Milsap, Mickey Gilley, George Strait, Brenda Lee, George Jones, Loretta Lynn, TG Sheppard and many more. Proving a captivating force to be reckoned with, Lang has made numerous appearances on the largest music shows in television history and her songs can be heard throughout the world.
Her story opens on the road with her father, Velton Lang, the road manager of country legend, Conway Twitty. This is when country music began to take a hold of Lang’s heart.
She recorded her first Billboard single, ‘Lady, Lady’ at the age of 15. It caught the attention of the newly formed CMT network. They reached out to Lang requesting her to film a video of ‘Lady, Lady’ at their expense, and it subsequently became one of the first videos played on the new network.
Lang's teen years found her on the edge of a breakthrough to major stardom while appearing regularly on Nashville’s well known ‘Ralph Emery Morning Show’ and TNN’s ‘Nashville Now.’ In addition, Lang received national attention as a frequent guest on ‘Music City Tonight’, with Crook & Chase. Bringing her rare distinguished vocal style to the finals of ‘Star Search’, she generated great recognition from mainstream audiences.
She works relentlessly balancing a busy career as a performing artist, accomplished songwriter, and producer. A few of Lang’s songs have been featured in the movie ‘The Deal’, starring Burt Reynolds and have been recorded by artists such as Lorrie Morgan, Jerry Lee Lewis, Crystal Gayle, George Jones, B.J. Thomas, TG Sheppard, The Oak Ridge Boys, and Ricky Skaggs.
Lang, a prolific songwriter, and sultry vocalist has often been compared to legendary artist, KT Oslin. She’s a triple threat as she not only writes most of her own material, sings with such deep emotion, but has also produced every album during her career.
Lang released her third studio album, ‘11:11’ in 2011, which gathered high critical acclaim. The single and video for her popular breakup anthem “I'm Done” has received nearly 250,000 YouTube hits. Her fourth studio album, ‘Shades Of K’, a compilation of love songs, was released in April 2013. That same year Lang teamed up with husband and country superstar, TG Sheppard for the creation of the album, ‘Iconic Duets,’ which featured some of the greatest duets of all time and gained rave reviews. She released ‘Throwback’ in March 2016 which featured duets with superstars such as Dame Olivia Newton John, Lee Greenwood, and Paul Shaffer of ‘The Late Show’ with David Letterman.’ In October 2017, she put together an album entirely of self-penned songs titled ‘Obsession.’ While shedding light on an emotional side, Lang allowed every listener an unguarded look, revealing bits and pieces of her life. In the spring of 2020, Lang re-released her children’s album ‘Lullaby Country,’ which was originally sold at Cracker Barrel stores nationwide.
As part of a regional campaign, her voice and writing skills can be heard on television with her song “I’m Not Going Anywhere” throughout Tennessee and the surrounding areas as the official anthem for the Ascension St. Thomas Hospital commercial.
As an inductee into the North American Country Music Hall Of Fame, Lang's career continues to grow at a rapid pace. She was invited by Sir Barry Gibb of the Bee Gees to perform "Islands In The Stream" in honor of Kenny Roger's induction into the Country Music Hall Of Fame as well as the Grand Ole Opry.
Lang, an accomplished oil painter, has portraits that can be seen in the homes of Oprah Winfrey, Sir Barry Gibb, Dame Olivia Newton-John, Larry the Cable Guy, and Justin Timberlake’s parents. To view some of her paintings, visit here.
A 15-year breast cancer survivor, Lang lives each day with great enthusiasm and appreciation for life.
“I wasn’t given the greatest news, in fact, I could have looked at it as my death sentence. Instead, I chose to see it as my ‘life sentence’ and began to live my life much more courageously. I sang louder, wrote more boldly, and dreamed much bigger,” the artist remarks.
While enduring cancer, Lang turned to humor to help lift her spirits and show the world that laughter is the best medicine. She created the comedic character named, XOXO who knew no limits or boundaries when it came to chasing her dreams. She packed her trailer and moved to Nashville, parking it about a mile from the Grand Ole Opry so she would always be close in case the Opry would ever need her. XOXO made her national television debut on TBN’s ‘Huckabee’ in 2018.
With the creation of multiple melodic masterpieces, Lang provides a desirable balance of intriguing emotions that help untangle troubled hearts. Audiences of all ages come to witness the museum of musical charm that is Kelly Lang; featuring her upcoming album ‘Old Soul’ as the latest exhibit.