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Mel McDaniel

McDaniel in 2006. (Photo by Sisterphotography)
Background information
Born September 6, 1942 (1942-09-06) (age 67)
Origin Checotah, Oklahoma, USA
Genres Country
Occupations Singer-songwriter
Years active 1976-present
Labels Capitol
Associated acts Chuck Berry
Website www.melmcdaniel.com

Mel McDaniel (born September 6, 1942 in Checotah, Oklahoma) is an American country music artist. His hitmaking years were the 1980s; his hits include "Louisiana Saturday Night," "Stand Up," "Anger and Tears," the Number One "Baby's Got Her Blue Jeans On", "I Call It Love", "Stand On It" and a remake of Chuck Berry's "Let It Roll (Let It Rock)."

McDaniel is a member of the Grand Ole Opry and makes frequent appearances on the show.

Since 1996, the singer has been recovering from a near-fatal fall into an orchestra pit, suffered while he was performing at a show in Lafayette, Louisiana. On June 16, 2009, McDaniel suffered a heart attack, putting him in a medically-induced coma in a Nashville area hospital according to The Tennessean. Mel's wife, Peggy, requested the prayers of the singer's fans, saying his situation was "not good." Country Weekly Magazine McDaniel is currently recovering from his heart attack, and is working with doctors and rehabilitation specialists. [1]

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Discography

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Albums

Year Title US Country Label
1977 Gentle to Your Senses 45 Capitol
1978 Mello
1981 I'm Countryfied 24
1982 Take Me to the Country 43
1983 Naturally Country 63
1984 Mel McDaniel with Oklahoma Wind 64
1985 Let It Roll 4
Stand Up 25
1986 Just Can't Sit Down Music 25
1987 Greatest Hits 43
1988 Now You're Talkin' 51
1989 Rock-a-Billy Boy
1991 Country Pride DPI
1993 Baby's Got Her Blue Jeans On Branson
2006 Reloaded Mel McDaniel

Singles

Year Title Chart Positions Album
US Country CAN Country
1976 "Have a Dream on Me" 51 Gentle to Your Senses
"I Thank God She Isn't Mine" 70 Singles only
1977 "All the Sweet" 39
"Gentle to Your Senses" 18 Gentle to Your Senses
"Soul of a Honky Tonk Woman" 27
1978 "God Made Love" 11 12
"The Farm" 80 Mello
"Bordertown Woman" 26 56
1979 "Love Lies" 33 38 Singles only
"Play Her Back to Yesterday" 24 23
"Lovin' Starts Where Friendship Ends" 27 39
1980 "Hello Daddy, Good Morning Darling" 39 I'm Countryfied
"Countryfied" 23
1981 "Louisiana Saturday Night" 7 21
"Right in the Palm of Your Hand" 10 17
"Preaching Up a Storm" 19 37 Take Me to the Country
1982 "Take Me to the Country" 10 22
"Big Ole Brew" 4 4
"I Wish I Was in Nashville" 20
1983 "Old Man River (I've Come to Talk Again)" 22 31 Naturally Country
"Hot Time in Old Town Tonight" 39
"I Call It Love" 9 29 Mel McDaniel with Oklahoma Wind
1984 "Where'd That Woman Go" 49
"Most of All I Remember You" 59
"All Around the Water Tank" 64
"Baby's Got Her Blue Jeans On" 1 1 Let It Roll
1985 "Let It Roll (Let It Rock)" 6 6
"Stand Up" 5 3 Stand Up
1986 "Shoe String" 22 18
"Doctor's Orders" 53 47
"Stand on It" 12 5 Just Can't Sit Down Music
1987 "Oh What a Night" 56
"Anger & Tears" 49 32 Greatest Hits
"Love Is Everywhere" 60 57
"Now You're Talkin'" 64 42 Now You're Talkin'
1988 "Ride This Train" 58
"Real Good Feel Good Song" 9 4
"Henrietta" 62
1989 "Walk That Way" 54 Rock-a-Billy Boy
"Blue Suede Shoes" 70 68
"You Can't Play the Blues
(In an Air-Conditioned Room)"
80 57
2006 "Horseshoes & Hand Grenades" Reloaded

Music videos

Year Video Director
1985 "Let It Roll (Let It Rock)"
"Stand Up" George Bloom III
1988 "Real Good Feel Good Song" Kenneth Brown
"Henrietta"
1990 "Turtles and Rabbitts"
1991 "My Ex-Life"

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