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McCoy inks with indie label

Friday, April 22, 2011 – Neal McCoy signed a new record deal with an indie label, Blaster Records.

McCoy has three platinum album certifications, beginning with his breakthrough disc "No Doubt About It" in 1994, which produced back-to back number 1 singles with both the title track and Wink.

A new CD is slated for a January 2012 street date.

Blaster Records label head Tom Porter said, "Any time you can add a performer of the caliber of Neal McCoy to your label roster, you can't help but feel an inexplicable and exhilarating advantage in the popular world of country music. Blaster Records is excited and honored to be a part of Neal's incredible team, and we look forward to big things in the future."

McCoy joins brother duo Brother Trouble on Blaster, which is basecd in Cleveland. The label was founded in 2007 by Porteer, chairman of Blaster Chemical.

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