Neal McCoy gets best of treatment
Friday, March 28, 2008
– Neal McCoy has charted more than 30 songs and now the entertainer known for his concerts, will get a career-spanning compilation "The Very Best of Neal McCoy," out June 3 on Rhino. The set will contain 20 songs, including the new track "Rednecktified" 5 number 1 and 5 top 10 hits.
Songs on the set include "No Doubt
About It" and "Wink." The album spans McCoy's career, featuring tracks
from his 6 releases for Atlantic Records as well as his 2000 album with
Giant and "That's Life" from 2005 with his late record company 903 Music. "Rednecktified" is a new song McCoy co-wrote with his producer,
Eric Silver. The song will be shipped to radio on
Discovered by Grand Ole Opry star Janie Fricke in 1981, McCoy spent several years opening for Charley Pride before making his
Atlantic Records debut in 1990. Four years later, he teamed with Muscle
Shoals producer Barry Beckett to record "No Doubt About It." Selling more
than a million copies, the album ignited McCoy's career with a trio of
hits, including a pair of number 1S and the Top 10 hit, "The City Put the Country
Back in Me." His next album, "You Gotta Love That," was certified platinum,
and his self-titled album in 1996 was certified gold. More hits followed
on "Be Good At It" (1997), "The Life Of The Party" (1999), "24-7-365" (2000) and
"That's Life," the first album released on McCoy's 903 Music.
2. "For A Change"
4. "No Doubt About It"
5. "They're Playin' Our Song"
6. "Now I Pray For Rain"
7. "The City Put The Country Back In Me"
8. "Going, Going, Gone"
9. "Where Forever Begins"
10. "You Gotta Love That"
11. "Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye"
12. "The Shake"
13. "That Woman of Mine"
14. "If I Was A Drinkin' Man"
15. "Love Happens Like That"
16. "I Was"
17. "Every Man For Himself"
18. "The Last Of A Dying Breed"
19. "Forever Works For Me"
20. "Billy's Got His Beer Goggles On"
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