Texas songwriter Sam Neely (1948-2006) had a few big breaks in the '70s, but never really made it on the Country charts, and he was one of the many who gave up on Nashville and headed back to the Lone Star State. After recording several albums in the early '70s, he quit recording for several years opened up a club, then was briefly signed to another major label in the '80s, though again, nothing quite clicked commercially... Here's a quick look at his work.
Sam Neely "Long Road To Texas" (1971) (LP)
Sam Neely "Loving You Just Crossed My Mind" (Capitol, 1972) (LP)
Sam Neely "Neely 2" (Capitol, 1973) (LP)
Sam Neely "Down Home" (A&M, 1974) (LP)
Sam Neely "Two Of A Kind" (Astro, 1981) (LP)
This indie album was later picked up and reissued by MCA, yielding Neely a couple of modest, Back Forty hits in '83 and '84...
Sam Neely "Son Of The South" (Taliesyn, 1999)
Sam Neely "Sam Neely" (Taliesyn, 2003)
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