No Doubt About It (album)

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No Doubt About It
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Studio album by Neal McCoy
Released February 8, 1994
Genre Country
Length 35:55
Label Atlantic
Producer Barry Beckett
Neal McCoy chronology
Where Forever Begins
(1992)
No Doubt About It
(1994)
You Gotta Love That
(1995)
Singles from No Doubt About It
  1. "No Doubt About It"
    Released: December 6, 1993
  2. "Wink"
    Released: April 11, 1994
  3. "The City Put the Country Back in Me"
    Released: July 18, 1994

No Doubt About It is the third studio album by American country music artist Neal McCoy. Released in 1994, it is considered his breakthrough album, and has been certified platinum in the United States.[1] Both the album's title track and "Wink" reached the top of the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) charts, the latter holding its peak position for four weeks. The album's third single, "The City Put the Country Back in Me", was also a Top 5 hit.

Critical reception[edit]

In New Country magazine, Brian Mansfield referred to the lyrics of other songs as "rang[ing] from the simple-minded to the genuinely embarrassing" and gave the album two stars out of five.[2] He was more positive in his review for Allmusic, giving it four-and-a-half stars and saying that it "was the first to capture the rock-influenced sound of McCoy's stage show."[3]

Alanna Nash of Entertainment Weekly gave the album a C- rating, criticizing the title track in particular: "If radio thinks this blander-than-generic ballad (off this equally snooze-inducing album) is the future of country, we might as well just move to the middle of the road right now."[4]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "No Doubt About It" (John Scott Sherrill, Steve Seskin) – 3:48
  2. "The City Put the Country Back in Me" (Mike Geiger, Woody Mullis, Michael Huffman) – 3:36
  3. "Why Now" (John Schweers, James Dean Hicks) – 4:19
  4. "Heaven" (Jess Brown) – 4:02
  5. "Wink" (Bob DiPiero, Tom Shapiro) – 2:42
  6. "I Apologize" (Al Anderson, Mike Henderson) – 3:50
  7. "Mudslide" (Sandy Ramos) – 2:39
  8. "Why Not Tonight" (Donny Kees, Jimmy Jay, Richard Ross) – 3:37
  9. "Small Up and Simple Down" (David Kent, Harley Campbell) – 3:23
  10. "Something Moving in Me" (Rory Michael Bourke, Mike Reid) – 3:55

Personnel[edit]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1994) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 13
U.S. Billboard 200 84
U.S. Billboard Top Heatseekers 2
Canadian RPM Country Albums 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ Huey, Steve. "Neal McCoy Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 2007-12-23. 
  2. ^ Mansfield, Brian (March 1994). "Album reviews: No Doubt About It". New Country. 1 (1): 46. ISSN 1074-536X. 
  3. ^ Mansfield, Brian. "No Doubt About It review". Allmusic. Retrieved 5 February 2010. 
  4. ^ Nash, Alanna (1994-03-25). "No Doubt About It review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 5 February 2010. 
Preceded by
New Country
by Various Artists
RPM Country Albums number-one album
April 18 - May 1, 1994
Succeeded by
New Country
by Various Artists