CMA of Texas Songwriter of the Year Thom Shepherd is an Austin, Texas-based touring artist who spent many years as a songwriter in Nashville. The last two years have found him traveling across the country, telling stories, and captivating audiences with his wife, artist Coley McCabe.
Thom, along with his Radio Margaritaville hit “Always Saturday Night,” are featured in the “The Parrot Heads Documentary” with Jimmy Buffett. He is the writer of five #1 singles - “Redneck Yacht Club,” recorded by Craig Morgan, “Riding with Private Malone” recorded by David Ball, and three Texas music number ones: Josh Abbott and Pat Green’s single, “My Texas,” Kevin Fowler’s “Beer Season,” and Kyle Park’s “The Night Is Young.”
After years of living in Nashville, Thom relocated to Texas in 2011 to pursue a full time touring career. In total Thom has written over 10 singles and had over 100 songs recorded by artists including Easton Corbin, Pam Tillis, John Anderson, Lorrie Morgan, Colt Ford, Bucky Covington, George Jones, Trailer Choir, Montgomery Gentry, Buddy Jewell, and Cledus T. Judd.
His music has taken him on 9 tours performing for our military in 17 different countries. He was born in St. Louis, Missouri and spent his high school years in Stephens City, Virginia. He graduated from George Mason University and one week later moved to Nashville. He is a two time cancer survivor, a father of two, recipient of the TRMA “I Can” Humanitarian Award, and winner of TRMA “Best Radio Show” for “Live From The Redneck Yacht Club”