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Edwin McCain

Genre:
Rock

Years Active:
'90s, '00s, '10s






Edwin McCain

Biography

A rootsy singer/songwriter with ties to jazz and soul as well, Edwin McCain hails from Charleston, South Carolina, and it was with the support of native sons Hootie & the Blowfish that McCain signed with Atlantic Records. Let it not be said that McCain never earned his contract: his touring schedule is among the most rigorous in music — 300-plus nights per year — and his dynamic band (guitarist Larry Chaney, bassist Scott Bannevich, drummer Dave Harrison, and saxophone player Craig Shields) gained respect and support slots for similarly minded artists like Hootie, Jewel, and even the Allman Brothers. Signed to Atlantic's Lava subsidiary in 1995, the group debuted with Honor Among Thieves. The single "Solitude" gained support at VH1, prompting the release of 1997's Misguided Roses, which scored a mainstream hit in the song "I'll Be." Messenger followed in 1999 with another love-themed success, "I Could Not Ask for More," and Far from Over appeared two years later. McCain was dropped from Atlantic after the release of Far from Over, but he actually quickened his recording pace, releasing The Austin Sessions in 2003 and Scream & Whisper in 2004. Keeping up with his relentless touring schedule through the years, the live DVD Tinsel and Tap Shoes: Live at the House of Blues appeared in late 2004. McCain's next studio effort, Lost in America, was issued in April 2006 on Vanguard. Nationwide tour dates continued through spring and summer. McCain’s next album, 2008’s Nobody's Fault but Mine, featured a collection of R&B cover songs, while his tenth studio album, 2011’s Mercy Bound, relied on original tunes written and performed with fellow singer/songwriter Maia Sharp.

Top Albums

Scream and Whisper, Edwin McCain
1. Scream and W..
Rhino Hi-Five: Edwin McCain - EP, Edwin McCain
2. Rhino Hi-Fiv..
Messenger, Edwin McCain
3. Messenger
Mercy Bound (Bonus Track Version), Edwin McCain
4. Mercy Bound ..
Nobody's Fault But Mine, Edwin McCain
5. Nobody's Fau..
Misguided Roses, Edwin McCain
6. Misguided Ro..
Honor Among Thieves, Edwin McCain
7. Honor Among ..
Far from Over, Edwin McCain
8. Far from Ove..
Solitude, Edwin McCain
9. Solitude
Live Verisons, Edwin McCain
10. Live Verison..
Nobody's Fault But Mine (Deluxe Version), Edwin McCain
11. Nobody's Fau..
Lost In America, Edwin McCain
12. Lost In Amer..
Silent Night - Single, Edwin McCain
13. Silent Night..
The Boy Who Cried Love - Single, Edwin McCain
14. The Boy Who ..
The Best of Edwin McCain - EP, Edwin McCain
15. The Best of ..
Walk With You - Single, Edwin McCain
16. Walk With Yo..
Some Kind of Wonderful - Single, Edwin McCain
17. Some Kind of..
I'll Be - Single, Edwin McCain
18. I'll Be - Si..

Top Songs

NameAlbumTimePrice
1.
I Could Not Ask for MoreRhino Hi-Five: Edwin McCain..4:33$0.69
2.
I'll BeMisguided Roses4:26$0.69
3.
I'll BeRhino Hi-Five: Edwin McCain..4:26$1.29
4.
I'll Be (Acoustic Version)Messenger4:37$1.29
5.
I Could Not Ask for MoreMessenger4:33$1.29
6.
Walk With YouWalk With You - Single4:34$0.99
7.
I'll BeWhatever: Hits of the '..4:26$0.69
8.
Say AnythingScream and Whisper3:43$0.99
9.
Shooting StarsScream and Whisper3:37$0.99
10.
Use Me (Live)Best of Hootie & The Bl..4:57$1.29
11.
Letter to My MotherFar from Over3:29$0.99
12.
Wild at HeartScream and Whisper2:58$0.99
13.
White CrossesScream and Whisper6:11$0.99
14.
Save the RainScream and Whisper3:38$0.99
15.
Farewell to TinkerbellScream and Whisper2:59$0.99
16.
Good EnoughScream and Whisper4:04$0.99
17.
Couldn't Love You MoreScream and Whisper4:18$0.99
18.
Coming DownScream and Whisper3:33$0.99
19.
Silent NightSilent Night - Single3:26$0.99
20.
BabylonLost In America3:24$1.29
21.
Losing TonightLost In America4:55$1.29
22.
Bitter and TwistedLost In America3:37$1.29
23.
Black and BlueLost In America3:21$1.29
24.
My MysteryLost In America3:54$1.29
25.
Truly BelieveLost In America4:11$1.29

Top Music Videos

I'll Be, Edwin McCain
1. I'll Be


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