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  Thom Shepherd
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Thom Shepherd is a singer / songwriter from Mount Juliet, Tennessee, just outside Nashville. He is the writer of Craig Morgan's #1 hit single, “Redneck Yacht Club,” from the GOLD certified album "My Kind of Livin'."

He just finished his seventh album, "Turning Point," which will be available soon for download.

 "I never really finish an album," says Thom, "about the time I have enough songs to make a CD, I'll start playing something new in my shows and the new song always seem to be the one the crowd wants." On his last CD "Side Effects" Thom pressed several CDs, only to go back later and add three more tunes. "I want people to get there money's worth when they buy my CD, and it's hard to decide which songs to leave off!"

His latest project is "Songs From The Redneck Yacht Club," a compilation of what Thom calls "boat dock songs" that he and cowriter Steve Williams created. Thom shares vocal duties on the disc with Steve, and guest artists Sherrie Austin, Tim Buppert, Kevin Denney, and Phil O'Donnell.  Thom and Steve are filling their calendar this summer with Redneck Yacht Club shows.
Thom performs constantly and has entertained troops in the Middle East,  Alaska, Europe, Iceland and Greenland for Armed Forces Entertainment.

Thom's first number one was “Riding with Private Malone,” recorded by David Ball. It won an Achievement Award from the Nashville Songwriters Association, voted on by their members as “the song you wish you had written.”  Thom even got to be in the video, playing the title role.  "As songwriters, we have no idea how our songs are going to affect people," says Thom, "I met a soldier in Qatar who was on leave from Baghdad, and he told me he joined the military because of Private Malone. He asked me how that made me felt and I said Responsible! Then when we went to get our picture taken, he showed me the shattered LCD screen of his digital camera - shattered because it was in his shirt pocket behind his flack jacket when he took a round from an AK47. That camera saved his life. That is powerful stuff."

He's also had songs recorded by Tracy Lawrence, George Jones, Trailer Choir, Montgomery Gentry, Pam Tillis, Buddy Jewell, Joe Nichols, Blake Shelton, Neal McCoy, Kevin Fowler, George Canyon, Waylon Thibodeaux, bluegrass artist Ronnie Bowman, and Cledus T. Judd. 

He was born in St. Louis, Missouri and grew up in Stephens City, Virginia. He is a graduate of George Mason University and moved to Nashville in 1993. He is a two time cancer survivor, and a full time songwriter and performer.

He is co-owner of a publishing venture called The Bourbon Street Music Company, and co-president of, a website that sells merchandise relating to the song and the boating lifestyle. 

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