Country Music Association of Texas “Songwriter of the Year” Thom Shepherd is an Austin-based touring artist who spent many years as a songwriter in Nashville. He performs constantly with his band, as a solo acoustic performer, and as a duo with artist Coley McCabe. Shepherd, and his Radio Margaritaville hit “Always Saturday Night,” are featured in the upcoming documentary Parrot Heads: The Movie. He also won the Radio Show of the Year Award at the 2015 Trop Rock Music Awards for “Live From The Redneck Yacht Club.” Along with his own radio singles in Texas, Shepherd is the writer of five #1 singles for other artists – “Redneck Yacht Club” (Craig Morgan), “Riding with Private Malone” (David Ball), “The Night Is Young” (Kyle Park), “My Texas” (Josh Abbott and Pat Green), and “Beer Season” (Kevin Fowler). In total Thom has had over 10 singles and over 100 songs recorded by other artists. Currently, both Thom and Coley are touring all over Texas and beyond. Be sure to give a listen to their latest album, Shotgun, that released earlier this year. Expect to see these talented singer-songwriters in some intimate performances at the MusicFest’s acoustic venues, as well as song swaps.
Official MusicFest Artist
Years at MusicFest:
Shotgun (2019, with Coley McCabe), Saltwater Cowboy (2016), 12 Pack (2015), I’m With U (2014, with Coley McCabe), Simplify (2012), Live in Key West (2012), Texas Girls (2011), Tropicalifragilisticexpialidocious (2011), Uncharted Territory (2010), Turning Point (2008), Live at XM (2006), Side Effects (2006), Tonkyhonk (2005), Country Squire (2003), Could Be Worse (2000), The Early Years (1998)