The Mary C and The Mississippi Songwriters Alliance, and The Feder Foundation
Songs and Stories Radio Show
Coley McCabe and Thom Shepherd
CMA of Texas Songwriter of the Year Thom Shepherd and hit songwriter Coley McCabe were both working for Nashville publishing companies in the same building when they met. Their first date was a Deryl Dodd show at the Blue Bar in Nashville on April Fool’s Day, 2011. By the end of that year the couple relocated to Austin, Texas, to begin a full-time touring career. They were married by Elvis in Las Vegas on October 23rd, 2015.
Thom is originally from St. Louis, MO, is the writer of two number one country songs, “Riding with Private Malone” and “Redneck Yacht Club,” three Texas Music number ones, “Beer Season,” “My Texas,” and “The Night Is Young,” has had over 100 songs recorded by other artists, two songs on Grammy nominated albums, and multiple top ten hits nationwide and in Texas. He appears in the just-released documentary “Parrot Heads” with Jimmy Buffett.
Coley’s song “Grow Young With You” was featured in the Natalie Portman / Ashley Judd film, “Where The Heart Is,” and she co-wrote the top 5 Platinum-selling SheDaisy hit “Lucky 4 U.” She hails from West Virginia and has had songs recorded by artists ranging from Kristi Lee Cook to Loretta Lynn. She also starred in the film “Alabama Love Story.”
Their duet project is called “I’m With U.” Coley wrote the title track, a song about a couple that “cruise this country from town to town” and know that “God and a song are gonna get us there.” She wrote the song a few years back, claiming “Little did I know I would be writing about my future life.”
Day/Date: Thursday, November 16th, 2017
Time: 7:00 pm
General Admission: Free