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McCoy plans '09 tour

Friday, January 23, 2009 – Neal McCoy will embark on a tour this year taking him to state fairs, rodeos and festivals.
Tour Dates are:
Jan. 24 - Billy Bobs Texas - Fort Worth, TX
March 6 - North Dakota Winter Show Arena - Valley City, ND
March 26 - Snoqualmie Ballroom - Snoqualmie, WA
March 27 - Skagit Valley Casino & Resort - Bow, WA
April 4 - Country Thunder USA - Florence, AZ
April 18 - Big Bass Splash Tournament - Sam Rayburn, TX
May 24 - KIIM-FM Country Cruise - LA, Puerto Vallarta
June 13 - Winstock Music Festival - Winsted, MN
June 20 - Little Nashville Opry - Nashville, IN
June 26 - Peppermill Casino - West Wendover, NV
June 27 - Country Jam USA - Grand Junction, CO
June 30 - Ponoka Stampede - Ponoka, Alberta
July 2 - Selo Ukraina Site - Dauphin, MB
July 4 - Evergreen Park - Grande Prairie, ALB
July 11 - Madison County Fair - Madison, Nebraska
July 12 - Hodag Country Festival - Rhinelander, WI
July 25 - Country Jam USA - Eau Claire, WI
July 30 - Neshoba County Fair - Philadelphia, MS
Oct. 12 -Anderson Music Hall - Hiawassee, GA

McCoy, who spent most of his career on Atlantic, last released an album ("That's Life") in 2005 on his own defunct label, 903 Music. There was no word on whether McCoy would release new music this year.

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