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T.G. Sheppard

Biography

T.G. Sheppard may have gotten his start a few years before the boom, but by the time John Travolta climbed atop a mechanical bull and Debra Winger got all wiggly over it, Sheppard was a major star in the nascent Urban Cowboy scene. Adopting the same sheen favored by so many of his colleagues as the new Country Pop sound, the Memphis star spent the Reagan years riding the charts and cranking out a string of major hits -- ten No. 1 songs, in fact. His novelty song "Make My Day" is worth the search for Clint Eastwood fans, for it features Dirty Harry himself delivering the famous line in a variety of straight-faced, corny situations. Made obsolete by the New Traditional movement of the late '80s and early '90s, Sheppard disappeared until 1997 when he released Nothin' On But the Radio, a respectably underproduced comeback record that featured the neo-traditional gem "She's Gettin' the Rock (And I'm Gettin' Stoned)," which unfortunately is not about crack cocaine.
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