The name T.G. Sheppard holds a lot of weight in the country world. Depending on the chart you’re looking at he had at least 15 and even more than 20 number one hits on the various country singles charts.
His run on the charts started in the 1970s and ran all the way through the 1980s. That’s an impressive run. Any artist in Nashville that gets a 15 year run knows they’ve done something special.
And T.G. is still sounding as good as ever. Recently, Lorraine Jordan and Carolina Road put out a bluegrass album with some classic country songs featured as collaborations.
One of those that is really getting some notice is the T.G. Sheppard song, Do You Want To Go To Heaven. I guess it was originally known as Do You Wanna Go To Heaven. It was released under that title in 1980 and became on of T.G.’s number one songs that year.
It’s a really catchy song and this version is pretty cool. It’s uptempo and they put that great bluegrass sound on it. I kind of remember this song from hearing it on classic country stations over the years. I had to do a little digging on the lyrics to see what the story was behind the song.
And it’s a little more scandalous than I would have thought. But it’s nothing that adults can’t handle and it’s actually a celebration in a way of all that life has to offer.
It’s about an adult going through life tasting that clear, blue water and getting a little taste of heaven on Earth. You can fill in the blanks from there.