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Origin Pensacola, Florida, USA
Genres Country
Years active 1998
Labels MCA Nashville
Past members Cody Collins
Josh Walther
Jennifer Majors
Valerie Gills

McAlyster was an American country music group founded in Pensacola, Florida. Its members comprised Cody Collins, Josh Walther, Jennifer Majors, Valerie Gills. Leigh Usilton. later temporarily joined the group. They were signed to MCA Nashville Records in 2000. Their debut single, "I Know How the River Feels", was previously a No. 32 country single in 1999 for Diamond Rio, and was originally recorded by Ty Herndon on his 1996 album Living in a Moment.[1] McAlyster's demo rendition was released as a single, peaking at No. 69 on the country charts.[2] In 2007, former member Cody Collins succeeded Richie McDonald as lead singer of the group Lonestar, while Walther and Jennifer Majors began a solo career.


Year Single Peak positions
US Country
2000 "I Know How the River Feels" 69


  1. ^ "MCA to Release Demo as Single". CMT. 2000-08-24. Retrieved 2008-10-19. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 261. ISBN 0-89820-177-2.