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Hear Neal McCoy’s Smooth Cover of Ray Charles’ ‘You Don’t Know Me’

New album finds country legend covering the Great American Songbook

Neal McCoy, the tireless country entertainer best known for dance-ready tunes like “Wink” and “The Shake,” is turning the tempo down and his honeyed vocals up for his 15th studio album. You Don’t Know Me is a 13-track collection of Great American Songbook covers that showcase the singer as a Sinatra-smooth vocalist, with most songs featuring little more than piano and percussion accompanying the tall Texan.

The new album is titled after a song originally cut (and co-written) by country great Eddy Arnold, but McCoy’s version more closely resembles that of Ray Charles, who released the most successful rendition of the tune in 1962. Produced by Steve Tyrell (Burt Bacharach, Dionne Warwick), You Don’t Know Me also includes covers of Nat King Cole’s “Unforgettable,” Frank Sinatra’s “I Get a Kick Out of You” and the Mamas & the Papas’ “Dream a Little Dream of Me.” [See the full track list below.]

This is McCoy’s first new album since another collection of covers, 2013’s Pride: A Tribute to Charley Pride.

Neal McCoy, You Don’t Know Me Track List:

“Dream a Little Dream of Me”
“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”

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