Thom Shepherd

Songwriter, Lyricist

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CMA of Texas Songwriter of the Year Thom Shepherd has had over 100 of his songs recorded, including the number one hits "Redneck Yacht Club," and "Riding with Private Malone"

Thom Shepherd is a Bandera, Texas-based touring artist who spent many years as a songwriter in Nashville. He performs constantly as a solo acoustic storyteller and as a duo with his artist/wife Coley McCabe.

Thom, and his Radio Margaritaville hit “Always Saturday Night,” are featured in “The Parrot Heads Documentary,” along with the legendary Jimmy Buffett.

Thom is the writer of five #1 singles for other artists - “Redneck Yacht Club,” recorded by Craig Morgan, “Riding with Private Malone” recorded by David Ball, Kyle Park’s “The Night Is Young,” Josh Abbott and Pat Green’s single, “My Texas,” and Kevin Fowler’s “Beer Season.”

In total Thom has had over 10 singles and over 100 songs recorded by artists including Easton Corbin, Pam Tillis, John Anderson, Lorrie Morgan, Colt Ford, Bucky Covington, George Jones, Trailer Choir, Montgomery Gentry, Buddy Jewell, and Cledus T. Judd.

After years of living in Nashville, Thom relocated to Texas in 2011 to pursue a full time touring career. “I’ve always written songs so that I could perform them live on stage,” he says. “It’s always exciting when someone else records one of my songs, but there is no greater feeling than connecting with an audience.“

His music has taken him on 9 tours performing for our military in 17 different countries.

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  • Pam Tillis
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  • Craig Morgan
  • James King
  • Easton Corbin
  • Bucky Covington
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  • Tracy Lawrence
  • Buddy Jewell
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  • Kevin Fowler
  • Jamie Richards
  • Karen Sharp
  • Todd Fritsch
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Riding with Private Malone

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