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The force behind the Top 40 hits "I'll Be" and "I Could Not Ask for More," rocker Edwin McCain has cultivated a loyal group of fans, many of whom have been with him since his beginnings in the '90s.
Edwin McCain was born in 1970 in Greenville, S.C. Although McCain briefly attended college, his true passion lay in music, and he began his music career in earnest in the early '90s.
Although Cain produces music under his own name, he also has a permanent band that has supported him through the years. The Edwin McCain Band -- Larry Chaney (guitar), Jason Pomar (bass, vocals), Peter Riley (vocals, guitar), Craig Shields (keyboards, saxophone) and Tez Sherard (drums) -- frequently performs with McCain on the road.
In 1995, McCain celebrated the release of his first major-label album, Honor Among Thieves. The album was recorded under the oversight of Lava Records, and was McCain's first exposure to a mainstream audience.
While Honor Among Thieves was considered a successful album, McCain's first major mainstream hit came from his sophomore release, Misguided Roses, in 1998. This album was the first time McCain received widespread plays on radio stations around the United States, and the single "I'll Be" reached No. 5 on the charts. Later, in 2000, a live version of one of the tracks, titled "Solitude", was featured both on the show Higher Ground as well as the movie A Cinderella Story in 2004.
McCain's 1999 album, Messenger, featured "I Could Not Ask For More," which rose to No. 37 on the U.S. Billboard Top 100 charts, and No. 3 in the Adult Contemporary category. This album was recorded in Atlanta at Tree Sound Studios, and later at Record Plant Studios in L.A. Messenger provided McCain with another bout of mainstream success, which reached a pinnacle in when the track "I Could Not Ask For More" was featured on the soundtrack for the movie Message in a Bottle.
After ending his relationship with Lava and Atlantic, McCain went the independent route, and in 2003 he released acoustic versions of some of his favorite old songs, as well as some new songs he created. The album was produced by an independent record label named ATC Records, based in Nashville.
In 2005, McCain released "Hold Out A Hand" alongside singer Maia Sharp. Available on iTunes, all profits benefitted aid relief for victims of Hurricane Katrina. Further, in 2009, McCain performed on the USS John C. Stennis, which was deployed in the Western Pacific.