"Kelly is so full of soul, you can really feel her heart's passion for this song. She doesn't just sing it, it's a vocal event. I have long awaited her next collection of these songs and was so excited for this.” - Joe Don Baker, Classic Country Saturday Night
“Kelly Lang's version of ‘Midnight Train to Georgia’ will take you back to when music touched our soul and will make you sway back and forth. A true classic done with love and passion.” - Judy Shields, The Hollywood Times.
Nationally acclaimed singer/songwriter Kelly Lang has released her version of “Midnight Train To Georgia,” as her latest single off her upcoming project “Old Soul II,” sponsored by Springer Mountain Farms. Originally performed by Gladys Knight & The Pips, Lang’s beautiful vocals soar on the soulful song. The lyric video depicts the storyline through unfolding clips starting from the L.A. skyline, to the train windows, and ending at the “Welcome to Georgia,” road sign. Lang’s emotion perfectly captures the lyrics, delivering a sweet yet powerful tune. “Midnight Train to Georgia” was premiered by Guitar Girl Magazine and is available to download and stream on all digital platforms now, with the lyric video premiered by Cowboys & Indians!
“Being that I am THE biggest Gladys Knight fan of all time, it was only fitting that I would include her classic song ‘Midnight Train To Georgia’ on my new project ‘Old Soul II,’ shares Lang. “A friend of mine, the great Jim Weatherly wrote this iconic tune that has now been proclaimed Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time and was inducted into the Grammy Hall Of Fame in 1999. I know you are not supposed to fix what is not broken, but I wanted to honor her in the best way I know how, and that is by recording her incredible song. In doing this, I hope to keep her music and legacy alive for the next generation to hear.”
Lang recently received the “Icon Award” at The Alice Awards Gala as part of The Southern Women in Film & Television (SWIFT) Summit. The Alice Awards recognize women who have all demonstrated perseverance in the pursuit of their dreams despite difficulties, hardships, and life’s circumstances and each has emerged stronger. The SWIFT Summit that spanned the entire weekend included the Alice Awards Ceremony and Gala Dinner, red carpet events, speaking presentations, and more. Lang was honored for her inspiring story and creative participation in the entertainment industry through songwriting, empowering the next generation of talented women!
Lang has released her new autobiography titled “I’m Not Going Anywhere,” highlighting her journey as a 17-year breast cancer survivor, along with her healing experience and the unfolding of her love story with country music legend T.G. Sheppard. The book is titled after her song, “I'm Not Going Anywhere,” which has been seen and heard across the United States as part of Ascension Hospital’s ‘Your Care Is Our Calling’ national campaign, honoring caregivers and the patients they serve. The autobiography can be purchased on Amazon.com and is now available in hardcover due to popular demand. Fans can receive autographed copies at KellyLang.net.
About Kelly Lang:
Kelly Lang is a prolific singer/songwriter from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, who has called Hendersonville, Tennessee home since moving there as a child. Growing up in country music, her father, Velton Lang, was the longtime road manager for superstar Conway Twitty. Being around great legends in the music business gave Kelly the burning desire to pursue her own personal music career.
As a songwriter, Lang has had a stellar career with her songs being recorded by artists such as Ricky Skaggs, Lorrie Morgan, The Oak Ridge Boys, Crystal Gayle, George Jones, B.J. Thomas, Jimmy Fortune, Jerry Lee Lewis, TG Sheppard, and Johnny Lee, just to name a few.
She has also performed/recorded duets with iconic artists, Sir Barry Gibb, Dame Olivia Newton-John, Paul Shaffer, and Lee Greenwood.
As an artist, Lang has released several albums including ‘11:11,’ ‘Shades of K,’ ‘Throwback,’ ‘Obsession’, and ‘Iconic Duets’ with her husband, TG Sheppard. In the spring of 2020, Lang re-released her classic children’s album ‘Lullaby Country,’ which was originally sold at Cracker Barrel.
As part of a national 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.