Chanteur Country US né Hubert Neal McGaughey Jr. le 30 juillet 1958 à Jacksonville (Texas).
brand of neo-traditionalist honky tonk brought him a string of hits in the mid-'90s.
McCoy was born Hubert Neal McGaughey, Jr. in Jacksonville, TX, to a father of
Irish descent and a Filipino mother. He grew up listening to all kinds of music
— country, swing, rock, disco, R&B — and first sang in local gospel choirs. His
voice developed into a rich baritone, and he first put it to professional use in
an R&B band; soon, however, he returned to country music, playing bars and clubs
all over Texas. In 1981, he won a talent contest that was attended by
Janie Fricke, and she helped him land a
slot on tour as Charley Pride's opening
act. He spent six years in that capacity, and finally left to pursue his own
recording career in 1988, when he released his debut single, "That's How Much I
Love You," under the name Neal McGoy (the pronunciation of his birth name).
Modifying it to the more common McCoy, he released his debut album, At This
Moment, on Atlantic in 1990. Despite McCoy's growing reputation for exciting,
freewheeling live shows, neither it nor the follow-up, 1992's Where Forever
Begins, sold all that well.
However, McCoy's fortunes took a turn for the better with his third album, 1994's No Doubt About It. Both the title track and "Wink" topped the country charts, and "The City Put the Country Back in Me" went Top Five, helping No Doubt About It sell over a million copies. Suddenly a breakout star, McCoy returned in 1995 with You Gotta Love That, another platinum seller that produced a total of three number three singles: "For a Change," "They're Playin' Our Song," and the title track. 1996's Neal McCoy kept his hit streak going strong, giving him a third straight platinum album and another Top Five single in "Then You Can Say Goodbye." The following year saw the release of a Greatest Hits compilation, and McCoy offered a new album later in 1997 called Be Good At It. Despite another Top Five smash in "The Shake," album sales dipped below the million mark for the first time since McCoy's breakthrough. 1999's The Life of the Party, contrary to its title, was an album of ballads and soft country-pop tunes, and both it and 2000's 24-7-365 found McCoy's sales progressively slipping. Taking some time off to recharge, McCoy returned in early 2003 with The Luckiest Man in the World.
|FOR A CHANGE||
|12/1990||CD ATLANTIC 821171 (US)||AT THIS MOMENT - If I Built You A Fire / Take My Heart / Down On The River / Hillbilly Blue / This Time I've Hurt Her More Than She Loves Me / Somebody Hold Me (Until She Passes By) / Big Heat / If The Walls Had Ears / At This Moment / This Time I'm Taking My Time|
|06/1992||CD ATLANTIC 82396 (US)||WHERE FOREVER BEGINS - Now I Pray For Rain / Palm Of My Hand / Wall / Day The Boys Leave The Girls Alone / Where Forever Begins / There Ain't Nothin' I Don't Like About You / Little At A Time / Big Doggin' Around / Where Do Doggies Go / Mountains On The Moon|
|02/1994||CD ATLANTIC 82568 (US)||NO DOUBT ABOUT IT - No Doubt About It / City Put The Country Back In Me / Why Now / Heaven, Wink / I Apologize / Mudslide / Why Not Tonight / Small Up And single Down / Something Moving In Me|
|01/1995||CD ATLANTIC 82727 (US)||YOU GOTTA LOVE THAT - You Gotta Love That / For A Change / Y-O-U / Please Don't Leave Me Now / Twang / They're Playin' Our Song / Spending Every Minute In Love / Plain Jane / You're Backin' Up / If I Was A Drinkin' Man|
|06/1996||CD ATLANTIC 82907 (US)||NEAL McCOY - That Woman Of Mine / Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye / Me Too / It Should've Happened That Way / I Ain't Complainin' / Going Going Gone / Betcha Can't Do That Again / She Can / If It Hadn't Been So Good / Hillbilly Rap|
|06/1997||CD ATLANTIC 83011 (US)||GREATEST HITS - Now I Pray For Rain / No Doubt About It / Wink / City Put The Country Back In Me / For A Change / They're Playin' Our Song / If I Was A Drinkin' Man / You Gotta Love That / Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye / Shake|
|10/1997||CD ATLANTIC 83057 (US)||BE GOOD AT IT - If You Can't Be Good Be Good At It / I Know You / You'll Always Be In My Life / Same Boots / Back / Love Happens Like That / Party On / Broken Record / 21 To 17 / Basic Goodbye / Shake|
|01/1999||CD ATLANTIC 83170 (US)||THE LIFE OF THE PARTY - I Was / Lipstick On The Radio / Only You / Girls Of Summer / New Old Songs / Life Of The Party / Completely / That's Not Her / Ain't Nothin' Like It / Strongest Man In The World / Straighten Up And Fly Right|
|08/2000||CD WARNER BROS. 24748 (US)||24-7-365 - Count On Me / Forever Works For Me / My Life Began With You / What Would Love Say / Beatin' It In / Every Man For Himself / Disconnected / Love That Strong / 24-7-365 / Key To Your Heart|
|09/2000||CD ATLANTIC 83375 (US)||SUPER HITS - You Gotta Love That / City Put The Country Back In Me / Strongest Man In The World / Love Happens Like That / Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye / No Doubt About It / If I Was A Drinkin' Man / If You Can't Be Good Be Good At It / Wherever Forever Begins / Straighten Up And Fly Right|
|01/2003||CD WARNER BROS. 48343 (US)||LUCKIEST MAN IN THE WORLD - Sing / Luckiest Man In The World / All At The Same Time / Elvis In The Airport / Put Your Best Dress On / Mine Is You / Never Got To Say / Honky Tonk Mona Lisa / Too Far Gone / I'm Your Biggest Fan|
|08/2005||CD 903 MUSIC 1001 (US)||THAT'S LIFE - Got Mud / Intro (General Tommy FRANKS) / The Last Day Of A Dying Breed / That's Life / All Over Again / Billy's Got His Beer Goggles On / That's A Picture / You Let Me Be The Hero / Tail On The Tailgate / Tails I Lose / Jessie / You're My America (with Charley PRIDE) / Head South / Hillbilly Rap [live] / Billy's Got His Beer Goggles On|
|06/2008||CD RHINO 448252 (US)||THE VERY BEST OF NEAL McCOY - Wink / For A Change / Rednecktified / No Doubt About It / They're Playin' Our Song / Now I Pray For Rain / The City That Put The Country Back In Me / Going, Going, Gone / Where Forever Begins / You Gotta Love That / Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye / The Shake / That Woman Of Mine / If I Was A Drinkin' Man / Love Happens Like That / I Was / Every Man For Himself / The Last Of A Dying Breed / Forever Works For Me / Billy's Got His Beer Goggles On|
|01/2012||CD BLASTER 529664 (US)||XII - TWELVE - A-Ok / Real Good Feel Good / Judge A Man By The Woman / Mouth / Shotgun Rider / That's You / Crazy Women / Lucky Enough / Every Fire / That's Just How She Gets / Borderline Crazy / Van Gogh|
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