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Pictured L-R: TN House Representative Ron Travis, T.G. Sheppard, Kelly Lang, TN Speaker Pro Tempore Pat Marsh, and Chairman Chris Todd
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Renowned singer-songwriter, producer, and author Kelly Lang’s popular single “Under A Tennessee Moon” was named the newest official state song at the Tennessee State Capitol on Thursday, April 18, when officially signed by lawmakers and Governor Bill Lee. Encompassing the entire State of Tennessee, Lang prioritized covering everything special about the Volunteer State, from the Smoky Mountains to Memphis and everything in between. Joining the ranks of other legendary state songs such as “Tennessee Waltz,” “Rocky Top,” and “Smoky Mountain Rain,” among others, “Under A Tennessee Moon” will forever hold its place in musical and Tennessee history.

To watch the music video for “Under A Tennessee Moon,” visit HERE.

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“I wrote “Under A Tennessee Moon” for my mom after she made me stop and look around at the beauty in Tennessee that I had overlooked before,” shares Lang. “The mountains, lakes, rivers, and trees were all so magnificent once I saw them through her eyes. I went straight home and began to put words to music, never knowing that it would come to this! Having written what is now a state song for Tennessee is the highest honor this songwriter could have ever imagined for me. I am so honored that from this day forward, it will forever be written in history…a great legacy for me to honor my mother and to pass down to future generations.”

“Under A Tennessee Moon” by Kelly Lang

Down here in Nashville,
The music plays on
We still love the Opry
And Haggard and Jones
So many have left us
Like Johnny and June,
They lay to rest here,
Under a Tennessee Moon

I left my heart
Up in East Tennessee
Where the mountains were glowing
With golden-red leaves
I meet my Maker
Every time I go through
It eases my soul,
Under a Tennessee Moon

Tennessee River,
It runs through my veins.
I still love to hear “Smoky Mountain Rain”
Of all of the places
That I have been to,
I want to grow old
Under a Tennessee Moon

Down there on Beale Street
They still sing the blues,
Love the Peabody
And the great Rendezvous
The king lived at Graceland; Lord, he left us too soon,
You know it’s never been the same
Under a Tennessee Moon

Sweet magnolia blowing in the wind
Takes me back home again

Tennessee River
It runs through my veins
I still love to hear “Smoky Mountain Rain”
Of all of the places
I have been to,
I want to grow old,
Under a Tennessee Moon
Cause everything’s sweeter
Under a Tennessee Moon

Lang, a nineteen-year breast cancer survivor, recently made her official Grand Ole Opry debut for Opry Goes Pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Opry Goes Pink raises money for the Susan G. Komen Foundation to aid in the fight against breast cancer. Her latest album, Dragonfly, contains twelve songs, nine of which are self-penned, including her popular singles “I’m Not Going Anywhere” and “I Think It’s Jesus.” ‘Dragonfly’ also contains classic hymns such as “Amazing Grace” and “Jesus Loves Me / I Surrender All.” ‘Dragonfly’ also includes her powerful song, “Life Sentence,” about cancer, which Lang and her fans have faced together. Lang’s positive attitude towards her own battle with breast cancer gives hope to others dealing with similar situations. She and her husband, country music legend T.G. Sheppard, are planning the release of their new duets album Chemistry: The Duets Collection, which will be available later this summer.

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About Kelly Lang:
As a songwriter, Lang has had a stellar career, with her songs being recorded by artists such as Ricky Skaggs, Lorrie Morgan, The Oak Ridge Boys, Crystal Gayle, George Jones, B.J. Thomas, Jimmy Fortune, Jerry Lee Lewis, T.G. Sheppard, and Johnny Lee, just to name a few. She has also performed/recorded duets with iconic artists Sir Barry Gibb, Dame Olivia Newton-John, Paul Shaffer, and Lee Greenwood. As an artist, Lang has released several albums, including ’11:11′, ‘Shades of K,’ ‘Throwback,’ ‘Obsession,’ and ‘Iconic Duets’ with her husband, T.G. Sheppard, and is a member of the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame. In the spring of 2020, Lang re-released her classic children’s album ‘Lullaby Country,’ which was originally sold at Cracker Barrel. Lang has released ‘Old Soul’ and ‘Old Soul II,’ a collection of classic hits that she produced highlighting songs that have stood the test of time. As part of a national campaign, her voice and writing skills can be heard on television with her song “I’m Not Going Anywhere” throughout the United States as the official anthem for the Ascension Hospital commercial. Lang released her autography, also titled ‘I’m Not Going Anywhere,’ which is also available as an audiobook. Lang is sponsored by Springer Mountain Farms, and her new album ‘Dragonfly’ is available now.

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Kelly Lang with TN Rep Ron Travis
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