Hospitalized Opry staple is discharged after feeling the healing magic of music Rick Diamond/Getty Images
NASHVILLE, TN - MARCH 17: Recording Artists T.G. Sheppard and Kelly Lang perform during, I Am A Woman Benefit Concert to honor long-time music industry veteran Debbie Ballentine at Wildhorse Saloon on March 17, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)

Our get-well wishes are going out to one of our favorite Grand Ole Opry stars, T.G. Sheppard.

On Dec. 20, T.G.’s beautiful wife, Kelly Lang, shared a post on Facebook asking fans to send up a truckload of prayers for her handsome hubs who had been admitted into Nashville’s Vanderbilt Hospital with pneumonia.

“I’m sure he’s in great hands, but I want him home,” she wrote.

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After just three days, the 72-year-old country music legend is being discharged, but it may have helped that he had some special visitors. No, his visitors were not Christmas elves or even fellow Opry members. Two gentlemen, Matt Vrba and Tim Jester, stopped into T.G.’s room and brought a little musical medicine with them. It turns out that T.G. was pretty impressed with the talents of these singer-songwriters. In fact, he was impressed enough to sit up in a chair to enjoy the show.

We’re happy to report that on the morning on Dec. 22, Kelly shared the good news that T.G. was being released to come home for the holidays. In an updated post, she wrote that the pneumonia is clearing up, and it looks like a very happy and healthier holiday is in store for the talented couple.

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Vanderbilt Hospital partners with Musicians On Call, which recognizes the healing power of music by bringing live music into the rooms of patients who are undergoing treatment or are unable to leave their beds while admitted. Country stars like Kelsea Ballerini, Lady Antebellum and Kellie Pickler are among those that have lent their time and talent to Musicians On Call.

Based in Nashville, Tammy is a 20-year veteran of the country music community. She has worked in marketing, PR and artist development. Follow her @TammyGooGoo and join the conversation @RareCountry
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