More Country Stars That Struck Gold

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G. Sheppard has since receded into a more modest life outside of the spotlight. His latest hit album was “One for the Money” and from there he would release an album ever 3-5 years with modest success. When asked about his stage name “T. G. Sheppard”, he explains that as an executive at RCA, Browder didn’t want to jeopardize his position by recording materials through other labels. He claims the stage name’s initials (T. G.) are just random initials and don’t really mean anything.

Dwight Yoakam

Net Worth: $45 million Venture: Bakersfield Biscuits. Dwight Yoakam is the unchallenged king of coolness and stoic facial expressions, with classic country songs such as “A Thousand Miles From Nowhere”, he is hailed by many as one of the greats and is often listened to by fans who want to reminisce about the “good old days” of Country music. Yoakam initially rose to fame in the early ‘80s and has since released over twenty albums. Since his debut, he has successfully sold over twenty-five million records worldwide that have received gold and platinum status.