Neal McCoy At Grand Ole Opry Country Music Show - Nashville
Born Hubert Neal McGaughey, Jr. in July of 1958 in Jacksonville, Texas country artist Neal McCoy has been performing since 1988, the same year he charted on Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the first time. Inspired by the country, rock, disco and R&B music his parents listened to, McGaughey began singing in his church choir at a young age, before starting his own R&B band. Later, he switched his focus to country music and began performing in bars and clubs around Texas. In 1981, he won a talent contest and secured the spot as an opening act for Charley Pride. At this time, he also assumed the stage name Neal McGoy.