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Brian McComas signs with Katapult Records

Tuesday, February 21, 2006 – Brian McComas, who had a top 10 hit three years ago with "9.9% Sure (I've Never Been Here Before)," signed with Katapult Records, the label announced today.

McComas had a self-titled album out on Lyric Street Records before parting with the label.

The Maryland native will release his new album, "Back Up Again," in mid 2006.

CD reviews for Brian McComas

Back Up Again CD review - Back Up Again
Following up his 2003 self-titled debut and its top 10 hit "99.9% Sure (I've Never Been Here Before)," Brian McComas branches out by producing and having a hand in writing 10 of the 11 songs here. Wanting to maintain his fan base, he does not stray far away from his country roots here. The only cover is his take on the classic Everly Brothers hit "Wake Up Little Susie," where he throws in a nice driving drum beat. McComas voice sometimes recalls Ronnie Dunn, which comes »»»
Brian McComas
The wait is over for Brian McComas' debut to finally be released. A hit single - "99.9% Sure (I've Never Been Here Before)" - tends to have that effect. But the extra time put into the disc did not result in an over the top album. The 11 songs generally are pleasant enough, but few go above and beyond the been there, done that category. The mid-tempo "Come With Me" sounds pleasant enough, but no more. McComas sings okay, although there's too much smoothness and not enough grit in his vocal chords »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Ely wears well – Joe Ely is the prototypical rambler. It comes through in his music and in his life. There are lots of elements in the music about travels, riding the rails, small town scenery and getting away from it. In fact, after playing "I'm Gonna Strangle You Shorty" as the first song of his encore, Ely opined, "The only thing I got out of... »»»
Concert Review: With Stapleton, it's the man and his music that counts – Chris Stapleton arrived in Los Angeles still celebrating the high from recently winning three major awards at this year's CMA award ceremony. You'd never guess this by his stage presentation, however. He performed with a sparse band - a bassist, drummer, his wife singing harmonies and Mr. Stapleton handling all guitars. There was no hoopla.... »»»
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