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It's another one of those typical overnight country success stories you might hear when speaking of Kelly Lang. But hers is a path unlike many budding country artists walking Music Row today. Kelly is from Oklahoma and is one of four children. But living in a large family isn't what propelled her to Music City. Kelly's father, Velton Lang, worked with legendary Conway Twitty for over 25 years as Conway's road manager. This constant exposure to over-the-top country made Kelly want to live the life of a country superstar. At the age of 15, Kelly recorded her first single 'Lady, Lady'. The video that went with this song caught the attention of Country Music Television. Next thing you know, Kelly was a regular appearing artist on shows like the Ralph Emery Show, Crook & Chase and Music City Tonight. With that kind of talent, Kelly made the finals of Ed McMahon's Star Search. Her amazing on stage presence earned her the chance to share billings with such artists like Ronnie Milsap, Brenda Lee, George Jones, Lorrie Morgan, Ricky Skaggs, T.G. Shepard, to name but a few. Kelly left the music business in her late teens, married and had two daughters. Her family life, though, never took away from her love of music and performing. When her marriage broke up, Kelly turned back to the thing she knew best: songwriting. One of the new songs on her upcoming Row Records release 'It's About Time' is 'Single Mother' which tells about the challenges she encountered raising her daughters alone. Kelly's talent and songwriting ability attracted the attention of Lorrie Morgan who supported Kelly's efforts, as well as producing a few sides on Kelly. When listening to Kelly's voice on the 'It's About Time' , if you think you hear a little Lorrie or Conway or T.G. in her style, you're right. But then again, if she has to learn from anyone, why not learn from the best?