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“I’m Not Going Anywhere” Kelly Lang
Nationally acclaimed singer/songwriter Kelly Lang’s current standout single “I’m Not Going Anywhere,” continues to grow momentum across the United States, offering comfort and hope to every listener. As part of Ascension Hospital’s national campaign, this landmark commercial has touched people from every walk of life. Due to the overwhelming success and interest from multiple outlets, Lang is now adding public speaking to her list of credentials.She is now available for speaking engagements, both in-person and virtually. As part of her inspirational journey, Lang has opened up to the world about her struggle with breast cancer and how she overcame the illness with the help of her family, friends, fans, and even comedy. Each appearance will also feature a performance of songs written during this difficult time. For more information or booking opportunities, visit KellyLang.net.
During a recent interview with American Songwriter, Lang explained “It was God working through me, and I just held the pen as I wrote the song "I'm Not Going Anywhere." But as a cancer survivor, I want to tell my secret on what I gained from it. You hear the word cancer and some immediately think it is a death sentence, but I chose to look at it as my “life” sentence. I began to live more boldly and appreciate life much more. After my diagnosis the sky looked bluer, the grass looked greener, and I truly began to soar, challenging myself each day."
“This whole experience has been very humbling,” shares Lang. “This commercial couldn't have come at a better time, honoring the caregivers and lifting up the patients during the pandemic. I have received messages from around the world sharing their heartfelt reactions to I’m Not Going Anywhere.’ This has opened so many doors and I look forward to sharing my story in person with you soon!”
Lang was inspired to write the song in 2004 as she watched a close friend manage a loved one’s illness. Three months later, she was diagnosed with stage two breast cancer and began a journey of her own at Ascension Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee. In remission since 2005, Kelly has said that she hopes her voice can echo beacons of light and encourage patients with cancer to continue fighting. “I’m Not Going Anywhere” has been recorded by country legends T.G. Sheppard and Crystal Gayle, featured in Burt Reynolds' movie, The Deal, and was included on Lang's album 11:11, but never released as a single. In 2019, a portion of the song was picked up for a regional campaign in Nashville and surrounding markets by Ascension Saint Thomas Hospital. After an overwhelmingly positive reaction from the area, it is now being used in television and radio commercials across the country, soaring Lang’s popularity to new heights.
Lang recently released Old Soul, an album featuring 14 covers of critically acclaimed songs that highlight Lang’s love and appreciation for the timeless classics on September 18. Surviving the tests of time, these serendipitous spins on popular hits of the 60’s - the 90’s brush the dust off of a time capsule to uncover the feel-good intent of simpler times. Old Soul dances onto the scene with unrivaled grace and distinctive dynamic, transporting listeners back to music’s greatest era. Sponsored by Springer Mountain Farms Chicken, Old Soul is available to download and stream on all digital platforms.
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About Kelly Lang:
Kelly Lang is a prolific singer/songwriter from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, who has called Hendersonville, Tennessee home since moving there as a child. Growing up in country music, her father, Velton Lang was the long-time road manager for superstar Conway Twitty. Being around great legends in the music business gave Kelly the burning desire to pursue her own personal music career.
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. In the spring of 2020, Lang re-released her classic children’s album Lullaby Country, which was originally sold at Cracker Barrel.
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.
While being interviewed by Governor Mike Huckabee about her career in country music and her album, ‘Old Soul’ which was released on September 18th, 2020, Governor Huckabee surprised Lang with a trophy signifying a special induction into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame.