McCoy celebrates at the Opry
Friday, August 2, 2013
– Neal McCoy celebrated his birthday by performing several new songs from his upcoming album "Pride: A Tribute To Charley Pride" on the Grand Ole Opry this week.
Trace Adkins surprised McCoy with a birthday cake and stayed to sing Roll On Mississippi, the track Adkins contributed to on the Sept. 24 release.
The disc also features Raul Malo of The Mavericks singing I'm Just Me and Darius Rucker helping out on Kiss an Angel Good Morning.
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Pride: A Tribute to Charley Pride
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After seven years without a studio album, Neal McCoy has been quite busy of late. First came a collaboration with jazz orchestra leader Les Brown Jr., and now comes his first country record since 2005's "That's Life." To help make his return, McCoy has enlisted dome big time players, in the form of producers Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton and Brent Rowan.
While McCoy was a reliable hitmaker in the '90s, he was most known for good-natured, novelty songs and an exciting live show. »»»
Les Brown Jr. and His Band of Renown Starring Neal McCoy
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Les Brown Jr., along with his Band of Renown, do just that with "Music of Your Life," which blends Brown's big band orchestra with many of McCoy's greatest »»»
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While hard to envision this kind of popularity of the band not too many years ago - that reflected the listening tastes of... »»»
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