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Neal McCoy gets "Rednecktified"

Thursday, March 13, 2008 – What could follow the "Star Spangled Banner?" For Neal McCoy, the answer lies in his new song, "Rednecktified," which he debuted Monday at American Airlines Center in Dallas after he sang the National Anthem at the Dallas Mavericks game.

The song, co-written by McCoy with his producer Eric Silver, is shipping to radio on March 31 as a single from his upcoming CD, "The Very Best of Neal McCoy," releasing this summer by Rhino Records.

McCoy said, "The tracks on this song are really rocking, and this is the first song I've written that will be released as a single, so hearing it blasting through the sound system and seeing the audience react the way they did was really cool. It was also one of those moments we artists have when you realize that this song is really going to strike a chord with people...especially as we roll into summer and people are ready to cut loose and just have fun."

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