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She'd Give Anything
Genres: Country, Pop, Rock
When Boy Howdy's single, "She'd Give Anything," became an unexpected hit, Curb Records wanted to back it up with an album as quickly as possible. Rather than wait for the quartet to finish recording a full dozen songs, the... more »
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When Boy Howdy's single, "She'd Give Anything," became an unexpected hit, Curb Records wanted to back it up with an album as quickly as possible. Rather than wait for the quartet to finish recording a full dozen songs, the company rushªreleased the tracks already in the can as a specially discounted six-song mini-album and named it after the hit. The ploy served two purposes: It allowed the company to capitalize on a hot single and it allowed fans to check out the band with less money down. --Geoffrey Himes
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Never mind the name - this is great country music
Peter Durward Harris | Leicester England | 08/15/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Boy Howdy comprised Jeffrey Steele (bass, lead vocals), Cary Park (guitars, fiddle, mandolin), Larry Park (guitars, fiddle) and Hugh Wright (drums, conga percussion). The group came together in 1990 and disbanded in 1996. Jeffrey wrote most of the group's songs and has established himself as a successful country songwriter, providing songs for Tim McGraw (The cowboy in me), Collin Raye (Couldn't last a moment), Faith Hill (When the lights go down), Diamond Rio (Unbelievable), Rascal Flatts (These days), Trace Adkins (Chrome), John Michael Montgomery (Hello L-O-V-E), LeAnn Rimes (Big deal) and Montgomery Gentry (Speed, Hell yeah, My town).
Boy Howdy recorded two full-length albums and a mini-album, with their first full-length album appearing in 1992 (Welcome to Howdywood) and their second in 1995 (Bigger fish to fry). In 1994, they scored a number one country hit with She'd give anything (later covered by R+B singer Gerald Levert as I'd give anything) and another country hit with They don't make them like that anymore. A mini-album (this set) containing these two songs, three other new songs and one song taken from their debut album (A cowboy's born with a broken heart) was released to capitalize on the hits. I can only assume that they didn't have enough material for a full-length album at the time. None of their music had been released in the UK up till then, so the UK record company released an album also titled She'd give anything and with the same artwork as the American release, but containing all fifteen tracks then available - the five then-new tracks followed by the ten from their debut album.
Although this mini-album contains just six songs, it contains the three Boy Howdy songs that really matter - She'd give anything. They don't make them like that anymore and A cowboy's born with a broken heart. This last song is solidly traditional but is not really typical of their music, which has a contemporary feel to it. Although their music doesn't exactly sound like any other group, fans of Alabama and Sawyer Brown will probably find Boy Howdy to their liking - if they can ignore that silly name."