Neal McCoy

Neal McCoy


7/30/1958, Jacksonville, Texas

Birth Name

Hubert Neal McGaughey Jr.


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Neal was born Hubert Neal McGaughey Jr. he released his debut single with the name Neal McGoy because that is how you pronounce his last name. He modified it to McCoy because it was more common. Janie Fricke attended a talent contest in 1981 and Neal just happened…more


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    • Neal: When I'm home I try and just take care of errands because I'm on the road so much. And so much goes on while you're gone that when you get home, you usually have a lot of stuff you need to catch up on. And I have a motorcycle dealership, A Yamaha dealership, in our hometown; so I kind of watch over that a little bit and usually try and hang out with my wife and kids as much as I can.

    • Neal: Some people say, 'I don't care if they like me or not.' Not me! I want people to like me, and if they don't like me, I want to do something about it. And the way I'm able to do that is by singing and entertaining. It's the best way I know to get through to people.

    • Neal: I hope to teach my kids right from wrong, and teach them to have a decent attitude about life. I enjoy life, and I hope my kids will get that from me.

    • Neal: I like to move around when I sing. I guess that's why those 'groove' songs come natural to me.

    • Neal: (On performing)When the audience is really into it, it just doesn't get any better. On stage is where I belong.