Neal McCoy still planning on returning to the Gila Valley – but it won’t happen until April 2021

Contributed Photo: The Neal McCoy concert at EAC has been rescheduled for April 26, 2021.

By Jon Johnson

THATCHER – The real Neal McCoy still planning on returning to the Gila Valley – but it won’t happen until next year.

The Neal McCoy concert at Eastern Arizona College that was postponed to Sept. 10 has been rescheduled for April 26, 2021, starting at 7 p.m. 

The concert has been postponed twice to the novel coronavirus COVID-19. Ticketholders for the previously listed shows will be refunded and then given preference if they would like to purchase tickets to the new date. McCoy is now scheduled to perform at the EAC Fine Arts Auditorium on Monday, April 26, 2021, starting at 7 p.m. (lobby doors will open at 6 and house doors at 6:30).

Tickets will go on sale likely in February at Tickets are first-come, first-serve, and it is one night only. Admission is $40 (front section) and $30 (back section) and EAC students can purchase tickets for $10/each at the EAC Ticket Office only, with student ID. 

Contributed Video: Neal McCoy sent this video to fans regarding the concert being rescheduled.

McCoy has sold more than 6 million records with 15 career albums, 25 charted singles, and three Platinum albums: No Doubt About It, You Gotta Love That, and Greatest Hits. He has had one Gold album, Neal McCoy, five #1 singles: No Doubt About It, You Gotta Love That, They’re Playing Our Song, For a Change, and Wink; and five Top Ten hits, including Billy’s Got His Beer Goggles On, The Shake – Top 5, The City Put The Country Back In Me, Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye, and If I Was A Drinking Man.

Other career highlights include:

• Founded the East Texas Angel Network (ETAN) with wife, Melinda, to provide financial assistance to families with children suffering from serious illnesses (Raised over 8 million dollars since its inception)

• Honored by the Masonic Grand Lodge in 2007 with the W. B. and Brandon Carrell Humanitarian Award, the highest honor given to a non-Mason

• Released Neal McCoy LIVE! On DVD in 2006

• Owner and Founder of 903 Music, from 2005-2007

• 2006 Country Radio Broadcasters Humanitarian of the Year

• 2005 ACM/Home Depot Humanitarian Award Winner

Neal McCoy

• 15 USO Tours Around the World since 2001

• Two-time “Entertainer of the Year”

• CMT’s “Top 10 Video of the Year – The Shake”

• “Video of the Year – Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye”

• Robert J. Burton Award (BMI Country song most performed on Radio 1995) – Wink

• Reggie Award Winner for Fleetwood Homes national advertising campaigns

• Honored in 2006 with the Country Radio Broadcasters’ Artist Humanitarian of the Year Award

• Inducted into the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame on Aug. 15th, 2009

• XII CD Produced by Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert & Brent Rowan

• 2013 released PRIDE CD Tribute to his mentor and friend Charley Pride

• 2014 Emcee/Host & performer on Blake Shelton’s 2014 -10 Times Crazier Tour

• “You Don’t Know Me” is Neal’s Current CD with songs from the Great American Songbook

• Recites the Pledge of Allegiance every morning on “Facebook Live” since January 2016 and has had tens of millions of views and counting

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