CMA of Texas Songwriter of the Year Thom Shepherd spends most of his time traveling across the country, telling stories and captivating audiences with his wife, artist Coley McCabe Shepherd. Their latest album is called “The Pelican.”

A veteran of Nashville’s Music Row, Thom is the writer of five #1 singles including “Redneck Yacht Club,” “Riding with Private Malone,” and three Texas music number ones. In total Thom has written over 10 radio singles, two Grammy nominated songs, and has had over 100 songs recorded by other artists.

A cowrite with Texas superstar Kevin Fowler lead to several trips to Austin, with Shepherd moving there in 2011 to pursue a full time touring and songwriting career.

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

“New York to Montana” has recently been turned into a novel. He is the producer of the two-time TRMA Event of The Year, The Lone Star Luau, which happens Feb 2-5, 2023 at Margaritaville Lake Resort in Conroe, TX.

His music has taken him on 10 tours performing for our military in 18 different countries. He was born in St. Louis, Missouri and spent his high school years in Stephens City, Virginia before moving to Nashville. He is a graduate of George Mason University, a two time cancer survivor, a father of two, an avid snow skier, and an accomplished artist in chalk pastels.

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