California Slipped My Mind
Tom Lang was born in Belton, TX. and raised on a central Texas farm until he was sixteen years of age. His family moved out west and Tom began to develop his singing. He was a long haul truck driver and part-time musician for nearly twenty years. He traveled the I-5 corridor and became known as 'The Singing Truck Driver', Tom has a heart for country music and understands the language of the truck drivers. 'Roll Freightliner' was written by Tom Lang because of his experience in trucking. The song mentions the 'grapevine' which is known to the truckers as a long steep hill on Interstate 5 near Los Angeles. There is a 35mph speed posted for trucks which is strictly enforced. Tom credits much of his music inspiration to his father. Tom's song was included in the June Issue of Super Driver Audio Cassette Magazine alongside Charlie Pride. Also Overdrive Magazine published an interview with Tom which appeared in the October Issue. Tom has had the privilege of performing with such stars as Bob Looman and Steve Warner. He has preformed in many clubs throughout the United States. Wherever he's performed, Tom has met with a warm welcome from his audiences who respond enthusiastically to his relaxed personality and warm baritone voice. He has never left an audience unhappy with his performance. 'Roll Freightliner' is a song for the men and women who keep this great country moving, the truck drivers. News Headlines Tom Lang Rockin' for the Rodeo - October 20th, 2005 Tom will be shooting the video for his new single, 'Rockin' Rodeo'. 'Rockin' Rodeo' is based on a real dance halllocated about 6 miles from Tom's home in Springfield, Oregon. 'It is a very upbeat song, and when I was co-writtingwith the main writer, Billy McCoy who is a well known singer-songwriter in Nashville, we were'nt looking for a slow sad song that is going to make someone cry, we wanted to add some spice.' Tells the 'Singin' Trucker.' Look for the video towards the end of November of 2005. Tom Lang #199 on ECMA Charts - October 14th, 2005 Tom Lang has been recognized all over the country, he's had the honour to open for the likes of Steve Wariner and more. From his second album 'California Slipped My Mind' released off his own label, 'Fifthwheel Records'. Word was passed, and as it is true, Tom has entered the European Country Music Charts and has started off at the lucky 199. Let's keep our fingers crossed although it's his talent that gets him honors like this.