About Mel McDaniel
Anyone who has ever identified with the 1981 box office flop, Take This Job And Shove It will also identify with the mellow Country Rock stylings of Mel McDaniel. His double-wide Urban Cowboy anthems contain such memorable lyrics as "There's only two things in the world that I need to get close to / That's a big ole brew, and a little ole you." McDaniel made his first big hit with the song "Baby's Got Her Blue Jeans On," which landed him a healthy number of nominations for various Country Music Association awards as well as a Grammy. The songs included here caught the very tail end of the Urban Cowboy scene. They manage to blend a slick, but not over-polished, production with McDaniel's trademark mid-tempo musings.