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THE SPEAKER

There are many sides to Kelly Lang...singer, songwriter, producer, painter, comedian, and most importantly she is a cancer survivor.

"When asked how cancer changed me, I

say that sometimes, something that scary can be considered a death sentence.

 

I chose to look at it as

my "life sentence"

 

The second I was diagnosed, I lived way more appreciatively. I’m bolder at doing things, at writing songs. I’m not afraid to

say what’s on my mind. I love bigger. I hug harder.

In fact, this "life sentence" has caused Lang to serve as a comfort and a confidant to countless cancer patients through the years. At the same time, she has been able to move forward with an impressive career that has included 8 studio albums and the writing of countless songs for some of country music's biggest stars, including Lorrie Morgan, Crystal Gayle, Ricky Skaggs, T.G. Sheppard, The Oakridge Boys, B.J. Thomas, George Jones and more.

in January of 2020, "I'm Not Going Anywhere" was featured in the Ascension Hospitals commercial. This is a song that Kelly wrote and released on her album 11:11 back in 2007 and its' evolution is nothing short of extraordinary. Fifteen years ago, Lang originally wrote the song for a friend of hers who was serving as a caregiver to her husband as he was going through some serious health issues. But just three months after writing the song, Lang found herself needed to be taken care of too when she was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer.