It’s a bird, it’s a plane . . . no it’s Neal McCoy singing Jazz music. The “Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye” singer has traded in his acoustic guitar for a saxophone with the release of his latest project, You Don’t Know Me, which features songs from the Great American Songbook.
“This album has been on my bucket list for a long, long time,” Neal said in a statement. “I’ve loved and have been singing this music all my life, thanks to my parents.”
With 14 country albums under his belt, Neal, whose hit singles include “Wink,” “The Shake” and “No Doubt About It,” is taking his music in a whole other direction. The traditionalist joined forces with producer and eight-time Grammy winner Steve Tyrell for You Don’t Know Me—which consists of 13 standards, including the title track “You Don’t Know Me,” “I Get a Kick Out of You” and “It Had To Be You.”
“To work with the iconic Steve Tyrell was amazing, and we’re both from Texas so that made it extremely memorable,” added Neal. “I really hope the fans enjoy this new, old side of me!”
— Neal McCoy (@NealMcCoy) August 5, 2016
But fear not, Neal is not leaving country music for good. This is just a temporary detour in the musical life of Neal McCoy.
Grab Neal’s album, out now, and listen to his outstanding version of “You Don’t Know Me” below.
You Don’t Know Me Track Listing:
- Dream A Little Dream
- All My Tomorrows
- That’s All
- It Had To Be You
- It’s Been a Long, Long Time
- You Don’t Know Me
- Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
- In The Wee Small Hours
- I Get A Kick Out Of You
- The Second Time Around
- I’ve Grown Accustomed To Your Face