Kelly Lang is one of the few singers now who was born into the music business. She was born to Velton Lang, the road manager of Conway Twitty. Kelly grew up to quickly find out about how life is like for a traveling artist and what it takes to make it in the world of music.
Quick Facts and Information on Kelly Lang
|Full Name / Real Name||Kelly Lang|
|Birthday / Date of Birth||10 January 1967|
|Born Country||The United States Of America|
|Parents||Father: Velton Lan, Mother: Nancy Lang|
|Wife / Husband||T.G. Sheppard|
|Children (Son, Daughter)||2 Daughters|
|Social Media||Facebook / Twitter / Instagram|
|Net Worth & Salary||~$2 million|
|Height||5 ft 4 in|
Kelly Lang Wiki Bio: Age / Birthday / Parents
Born in Hendersonville, Tennessee outside of Nashville, Kelly Lang is 53 years old now. Kelly was born in the year 1967 to her parents and she celebrates her birthday on the 10th of January every calendar year.
Kelly’s mother, Nancy Lee Lang, was originally from Oklahoma. Whereas, Kelly’s father, Velton Lang, played a big part in influencing Kelly towards music as she would travel with her father a lot.
Also talking more about Kelly’s family she grew up alongside three brothers, Scoot, Michael, and Beth Dixon Lang. Kelly loves and adores her parents as well as her siblings equally and her social media posts vouch for it.
Kelly Lang Childhood / Early Life
Despite having been born in a very loving and close-knit family- Kelly was deprived of her father Velton’s love as he died of cancer when Kelly was just 13 years of age. On 20th April 2015, what would have been her father’s 75th Birthday, Kelly took to Facebook to share this emotional message. She wrote,
Thinking about my dad today on his birthday. Can’t believe he would have been 75. Wow. He sure has missed out on a lot. Go hug your daddies and mamas today if you still have that precious opportunity
By the time Kelly was 6 years old, her career path was already mapped out; or mapped out for her, rather. Kelly started writing songs at that very age and she wanted to be an entertainer. Her parents were very supportive indeed. However, her dad was a little doubtful since women didn’t have it easy. But Kelly says that he was still supportive and gave her advice instead;
“I was blessed that my parents were extremely supportive of me,” Lang recalls. “I think my dad had a few reservations because he knew what road life was like. It was hard for women. But the thing he always stressed to me was to be kind to people. That was a very big thing with him – being kind. I guess he had seen a lot of artists who were not nice to the people they worked with.”
At the age of 15, Kelly already recorded her first Billboard single titled ‘Lady, Lady’. Her first single caught the attention of the then-newly formed CMT network and they immediately reached out to Lang with the proposition of a music video. Subsequently, the song became one of the first videos played on the new network.
Kelly Lang’s Career And Songs
Kelly Lang found herself on the edge of stardom while still in her teen years. Her career started taking off after she made regular appearances on Nashville’s ‘Ralph Emery Morning Show’ and TNN’s ‘Nashville Now.’ Additionally, Kelly got more attention after being a frequent guest on ‘Music City Tonight’ with Crook & Chase. Kelly brought her rare vocal style to the finals of ‘Star Search’ and received a lot of deserved recognition from the audiences.
Kelly balances her life and career as a performing artist, songwriter, and producer. You wouldn’t expect Kelly to be an oil painter, though, and she is! Kelly posts her oil paints rarely on her social media. Some of Kelly Lang’s songs have been featured in the movie ‘The Deal’ and were recorded by artists like Lorrie Morgan, Jerry Lee Lewis, Crystal Gayle, George Jones, B.J. Thomas, TG Sheppard, The Oak Ridge Boys, and Ricky Skaggs.
Kelly Lang released her third studio album, ’11:11′ in 2011. The album gathered high critical acclaim. Her single and video for the popular anthem ‘I’m Done’ has received a high number of hits on YouTube. Her fourth studio album, ‘Shades of K’, a compilation of love songs, was released in April 2013. Lang teamed up with her husband and superstar, TG Sheppard for the creation of the album ‘Iconic Duets’.
As part of a regional campaign, her voice 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. As an inductee into the North American Country
Kelly Lang Married Life / Husband / Daughters
Kelly Lang grew up around numerous country stars who constantly visited her parents’ home. And of course, these stars would also meet with Kelly. Among these artists was T.G. Sheppard, who became very close friends with Kelly’s parents, along with his first wife. Lang stated,
“When I met T.G. Sheppard he was always a gentleman, but he was married. He and his wife were friends of my mom and dad and I always had great respect for him and his music.”
Kelly admitted that she had a secret crush on Sheppard while growing up, but Kelly ended up getting married very young and had two daughters, then divorced shortly after. Afterward, Sheppard divorced too but remarried again. When Kelly found out about this, she admittedly burst into tears because she didn’t realize until that time she had such deep feelings for him.
Kelly was living with her mother for a while after her father passed away. Then, she met T.G. as he was checking up on Kelly’s mother, then they immediately got into the zone and got together. They dated seven years and got married on 20 August 2007.
Kelly Lang’s Net Worth As A Singer
Singers in the US usually earn something around the 5 digit mark annually. Since Kelly Lang has been a singer for so long, she definitely has received a salary of over $30,000, up to $60,000 throughout her career annually.
Adding everything up, it can be estimated that her net worth is about $2 million or more.