Neal McCoy is one of the best performers in country music history.
The man has been around for a few decades in country music. He’s been a star. He still holds respect with fans and artists.
He’s not reaching the top of the charts anymore, but if you’ve seen Neal out on the road the last few years you know the man is still one of the best. He’s also been releasing new music all the time and this time he’s done a cover of a classic.
Kawliga – Neal McCoy
We’ve heard this song more than a few times before in country music.
I won’t say what version is the most popular, but I would guess that it would be Charley Pride’s version. You’ve also heard both Hank and Hank Jr. do the song. I think Hank Sr. was the original. I think it’s one he and Fred Rose wrote back in the ’40s. Correct me if I’m wrong on that.
Neal’s version is a tribute to Charley Pride, which is off a full album of Pride’s biggest songs. Great person to tribute.
It would be so cool if Neal went back and did an album of covers. Kind of like what Rod Stewart did in the ’00s with his American Standards collections. Neal could do a Country Standards collection.
Great song and a great version done her by one of the best in the business. Neal McCoy is still out there going strong. He sounds better than ever and it’s great to have him putting out new music.
What do you think of the new song?
CML Points: 84/100
Margaret Kilbourn says
You only had to google to find out Kawliga was written by Hank Sr. and Fred Rose (though most of the credit seems to be given to Hank).
I clearly remember hearing it the first time in a restaurant with the parents in 1953.
And Hank’s is the best.
But I do agree that Neal McCoy is one fine entertainer.
Rudy Minnaert says
but Fred Rose didn;t get the credits a pitty for him Margaret, but that’s the way it always goes in music business
I really enjoyed this version of the song by Neal McCoy. Great voice