First album due in Sept.

T.G. Sheppard has signed a recording deal with independent Nashville label Destiny Row Records.

His first album for the label, "Timeless," is due in Sept. and is a collection of classic romance songs.

Sheppard had a string of country hits, including 14 No. 1s, in the '70s and '80s when he recorded for the Melodyland, Hitsville, Warner/Curb and Columbia labels.