NASHVILLE, TN - (August 28, 2023) -Well-known for his robust baritone vocals, Neal McCoy has been one of country music’s favorite sons for many years and he’s still going full-speed. He has lent his voice on an impressive cover of the 1992 hit song, “First Time for Everything” to be included on an upcoming tribute album honoring the music of Little Texas.. Set for September 29, the music is available now for pre-save/pre-sale at https://smithmusic.ffm.to/662582987126.
Neal McCoy's tribute version of "First Time For Everything" pays homage to the song that left an indelible mark on the country music landscape. Known for his distinctive voice and captivating performances, McCoy's interpretation is bound to evoke emotions and transport listeners back to the cherished moments that the song originally sparked. His deep-rooted connection to country music and his extensive career spanning decades have solidified his status as a true icon in the industry. With chart-topping hits, numerous awards, and a dedicated fan base, McCoy's rendition of "First Time For Everything" is anticipated to be a remarkable addition to the upcoming project.
"When I was asked to be on this project, I immediately said yes,” exclaimed Neal McCoy. “I have always respected Little Texas and their success in the business. Then it all made sense when I was asked to sing their fun song, ‘There's a First time for Everything,’ what a wonderful song!"
Executive Producer Brandyn Steen shared, "Neal's voice and personality complement this song amazingly. He was a great fit for it.”
“I met Neal when I was a kid in high school in Longview, Texas, somewhere in the mid-80s,” stated Music Producer Duane Propes. “I had heard about this great singer who performed at Canton’s Chinese Restaurant doing jazz music with only a piano player, and when I first heard him singing Al Jarreau just like the records, I was floored. His range and style was amazing, as was his rapport with the crowd, and I remember saying to myself, “I’m gonna work with that guy someday
Over the years I did several shows with Neal (always opening, because nobody wants to follow that show), but that ‘someday’ came a few months ago when I was given the opportunity to produce and consult on a tribute project with Brandyn Steen.
‘First Time For Everything’ was the perfect song for Neal. The loping, waltz-style mixed with a tongue-in-cheek lyric was open to his interpretation of the melody and phrasing and in typical Neal fashion, he nailed it and made the song his own.
“I don't stay out all night
I don't close down the bars
And I don't make a fool of myself
Well, I don't drink too much
And I don't get too loud
And I don't ever raise too much hell
But there's a first time for everything
Since you said goodbye
There's not much of anything
That I haven't tried
To somehow get over you
There's no tellin' what I might do
'Cause if I've learned anything
There's a first time for everything…”
“First Time for Everything” was co-written by Porter Howell and Dwayne O’Brien. This new version was recorded at ER Studio in Nashville, Tennessee with David Spielberg serving as Engineer and Bart Busch as Mixer.
The stellar group of session musicians included Mark Matejka (lead and acoustic guitar), Dane Bryant(keys), Duane Propes (bass) and Corey Wright (drums).
About Neal McCoy
Neal McCoy has released fifteen studio albums on various labels, and has released 34 singles to country radio.In 1993, Neal McCoy broke through with the back-to-back number 1 singles “No Doubt About It” and “Wink” from his platinum-certified album No Doubt About It. His commercial success continued into the late 1990s with two more platinum albums and a gold album, as well as six more Top Ten hits. A seventh Top Ten hit, the number 10 “Billy’s Got His Beer Goggles On,” came in 2005 from his self-released That’s Life.