Country music superstar Neal McCoy wanted to be an entertainer after seeing Michael Jackson perform on tv, according to a PRNewswire report.

The report focuses on McCoy’s upcoming 13th USO Tour and performance for service members serving in the Persian Gulf. But there was a passing mention about what helped to spark McCoy’s interest in the music business. From the PRNewswire report:

Born and raised in Jacksonville, Texas, McCoy fell in love with the world of entertainment at the age of nine after seeing legendary performer Michael Jackson on television.
Source: http://sev.prnewswire.com/entertainment/20080123/DC1215723012008-1.html

The country music star has had three platinum album and has been voted "entertainer of the year" previously.

-MJEOL

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