Singer-songwriter and author, Kelly Lang has created a behind-the-scenes video to coincide with the release of Olivia Newton-John’s final duets album Just The Two of Us: Duets Collection Volume 1. The project features duets with Dolly Parton, Mariah Carey, Barry Gibb, Michael McDonald, John Travolta, Paul Anka, Jim Brickman, Richard Marx, Kelly Lang, and more. The video for “How Can You Mend A Broken Heart” was premiered by Woman’s World.
To view the premiere by Woman’s World, visit HERE.
Kelly Lang and Dame Olivia Newton-John have known each other for many years not only as fellow artists but also as close friends and cancer thrivers. Lang’s autobiography titled, ‘I’m Not Going Anywhere’ includes the Foreword written by Olivia, a testament to their unbreakable bond. The two were introduced to each other by their mutual friend Sir Barry Gibb.
Newton-John’s album Just The Two of Us: Duets Collection Volume 1 includes a duet with Kelly of the Bee Gees classic “How Can You Mend A Broken Heart,” written by Barry Gibb. What makes this duet so unique is at the time of its recording, all three were thriving friends with a healthy future. Sadly, Olivia passed away before the release of this album, leaving her two friends behind trying to figure out how to mend their broken hearts.
The kindred friendship these three have shared over the years can’t be described in words, but can be seen in a few rare, behind-the-scenes photos in the new video that is being released for “How Can You Mend A Broken Heart.”
“I’ll never forget the thrill of being in the studio and singing a duet with my musical hero, Dame Olivia Newton-John,” shares Lang. “The fact that we became friends through Sir Barry Gibb, the writer of “How Can You Mend A Broken Heart,” the song we recorded, was even more special. I must say though, that since her passing, the words to this song are even more meaningful. While putting the footage together for this video, I have to admit that many tears were shed. It is very bittersweet now to watch it knowing that we will never sing together again.”
Lang, an eighteen-year breast cancer survivor, has shared her journey of healing that brought her through the ups and downs of life in her autobiography ‘I’m Not Going Anywhere,’ which includes her love story with country music legend and husband, T.G. Sheppard, her career in the music industry, raising two daughters as a single mother while receiving the devastating diagnosis from her doctor that forever changed her world. The foreword, written by the late Dame Olivia Newton-John, highlights their friendship and close bond, while the book provides life lessons and showcases Lang’s positive attitude during her darkest days. Now available as an audiobook as well, every chapter of ‘I’m Not Going Anywhere’ is recorded in Lang’s voice, except one, titled ‘From T.G.’s Perspective.’ For the first time, in T.G.’s voice, listeners are able to hear their journey from his memory, recollection, and point of view. Never shying away from her faith, Lang shares her powerful story to provide comfort, hope and even healing to listeners from all walks of life. ‘I’m Not Going Anywhere,’ is available on Amazon, Audible, Apple Books, and directly from KellyLang.net.
To purchase the audiobook of ‘I’m Not Going Anywhere,’ visit HERE.
“I am thrilled that my book is now available in audiobook format,” shares Lang. “Due to vision problems or a busy schedule, many fans have expressed that they would rather listen to a story than read it. Having the ability to provide this version is something close to my heart, as I can definitely relate to both situations.”
Kelly Lang recently released her highly anticipated album, Old Soul II. Surviving the test of time, Lang’s approach to these thirteen popular classic hits of the 70s and 80s turns back the hands of time to uncover the feel-good intent of yesteryear, which have become staples in the hearts of millions. This collection of hits contains songs from music’s greatest era including “Midnight Train To Georgia,” “Careless Whisper,” “Every Time You Go Away,” and a special dance version of “Missing You.” The music video for “What’s Love Got To Do With It,” was recently premiered by Taste Of Country. Old Soul II is available to download and stream on all digital platforms.
For more information on Kelly Lang, visit her new website or follow her on social media.
About Kelly Lang:
As a songwriter, Lang has had a stellar career with her songs being recorded by artists such as Ricky Skaggs, Lorrie Morgan, The Oak Ridge Boys, Crystal Gayle, George Jones, B.J. Thomas, Jimmy Fortune, Jerry Lee Lewis, TG Sheppard, and Johnny Lee, just to name a few. She has also performed/recorded duets with iconic artists, Sir Barry Gibb, Dame Olivia Newton-John, Paul Shaffer, and Lee Greenwood. As an artist, Lang has released several albums including ‘11:11,’ ‘Shades of K,’ ‘Throwback,’ ‘Obsession’, and ‘Iconic Duets’ with her husband, TG Sheppard. In the spring of 2020, Lang re-released her classic children’s album ‘Lullaby Country,’ which was originally sold at Cracker Barrel. Also in 2020, Lang released a collection of classic hits that she produced called Old Soul. As part of a national campaign, her voice and writing skills can be heard on television with her song “I’m Not Going Anywhere” throughout the United States as the official anthem for the Ascension Hospital commercial. In 2021, she released her autography also titled I’m Not Going Anywhere. Lang’s new album, ‘Old Soul II,’ the latest installment of vintage hits is available now.
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