Edwin McCain Bio-Wiki, Age, Family, Wife, Songs and Net Worth

Who is Edwin McCain?

Edwin McCain is an American singer-songwriter whose songs “I’ll Be” of 1998 and “I Could Not Ask for More” of 1999 were radio top-40 hits in the U.S. Five of his albums have reached the Billboard 200. In all, he has released eleven albums. The first two being released independently.

He graduated from Christ Church Episcopal School in Greenville, South Carolina. He then briefly attended both the College of Charleston and Coastal Carolina University. Longtime touring friends with Hootie and the Blowfish, his band signed with the same label, Atlantic Records.

How Old is Edwin McCain?

The musician was born on January 20, 1970, in Greenville, South Carolina, U.S. He is 53 years old as of 2023. He shares his birthdate with other famous people such as Bill Maher, Bonnie McKee, Buzz Aldrin, David Lynch, Evan Peters, Greg K., Ian Hill, and James Denton, among others.

Edwin McCain Family

He was born Watt McCain jr his father and Wendy McCain his mother. His mother Wendy has battled ovarian cancer and his father Watt has also battled with prostate cancer. His mother has also beaten Hodgkin’s disease twice before. The illnesses have brought his family quite closer and have also given them a chance to model love and caring for the kids, he said.

A photo of Edwin McCain
A photo of Edwin McCain

Edwin McCain Wife

McCain has been married to Christy McCain since 1999. Christy has been diagnosed with breast cancer.

Edwin McCain Kids

He has three children with his wife Christy.

Edwin McCain Net Worth

The longtime musician and song-writer have built a big fortune to his name. The “I Could Not Ask For More ” singer has a net worth of $7 million.

Edwin McCain Career

He recorded his first major-label album in 1994. Honor Among Thieves under the Lava Records imprint (Matchbox Twenty, Kid Rock and Jewel). The record was then released in 1995. The second album, Misguided Roses, featured “I’ll Be”, a major hit single in 1998. The song also is featured on the charitable album, Live in the X Lounge, along with a live version of “Solitude”. It was then featured in the 2000 drama television show, Higher Ground. It was also featured as the 2004 teen flick, A Cinderella Story.

McCain’s third album, Messenger, which included a second Top 40 hit, the Diane Warren-penned “I Could Not Ask For More,” was released in the summer of 1999. It was produced by Matt Serletic (Matchbox Twenty, Collective Soul) and Noel Golden. It was recorded at Tree Sound Studios and Southern Tracks in Atlanta as well as Record Plant Studios in Los Angeles. The single “I Could Not Ask For More” was then featured on the soundtrack for the 1999 film Message in a Bottle.

Having fulfilled his four-album contract, he split from Lava/Atlantic at the end of 2001. In early 2003 he released a collection of acoustic versions of old and new songs called The Austin Sessions via ATC Records. ATC Records is a Nashville-based independent record label Sessions. It was recorded in roughly 20 days, punctuated McCain’s major-label departure with an intentionally stripped-down sound. It offered some fan favorites from his early days of touring, including Dire Straits’ “Romeo and Juliet”. This album, coupled with McCain’s first DVD, Mile Marker: Songs and Stories from the Acoustic Highway (2002) – it consisted of interviews, live performances, and other material – it served as a thank-you to longtime followers. In an interview in May 2003 with Billboard, he noted, “The whole package is sort of saying, ‘I’m back doing what I started doing.'” The musician also hosted, “Inside Music With Edwin McCain”, a syndicated show on the Sirius radio network on the same.

His first studio album in three years arrived in Mid 2004, titled Scream & Whisper. It was released on another indie label, DRT Entertainment. Later the same year, He made time in his tour schedule to participate in the 35th annual New York City Marathon. In one of the interviews in the August 2004 issue of Runner’s World, he said of training on the road: “You just pick your spots. In late 2004 he released his second DVD, Tinsel and Tap Shoes. It was then his first live concert DVD. It was recorded at The House of Blues in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

In 2005, he released a single, “Hold Out a Hand.” It was co-written and performed with singer/songwriter Maia Sharp. It is available for a 99-cent download on iTunes. He gives all profits to the relief of the hurricane victims that year. His next album, Lost in America, was released on April 11, 2006, under Vanguard Records. The album Lost in America contained three singles: “Truly Believe”, “The Kiss” and live-favorite “Gramercy Park Hotel”. The latter pays homage to the New York City landmark and its colorful patrons which also include baseball legend Babe Ruth. The following recording, a collection of R&B cover songs titled “Nobody’s Fault But Mine”, was produced by Tor Hyams. It was released through Saguaro Road Records on June 24, 2008. It also included a version of Soul Brothers Six song “Some Kind of Wonderful.”

He performed onboard the USS John C. Stennis, while the carrier was on a Western Pacific deployment in the vicinity of Guam on May 17, 2009. The following year saw the release of The Best of Edwin McCain, a 20-year career retrospective. It included a cross-section of material as well as a new single, “Walk With You” (produced by Don Was. His 10th album, Mercy Bound, was released August 30, 2011, under 429 Records. In reuniting McCain with collaborator Maia Sharp, who also had production credits, the album features additional artistic input from Angie Aparo, Mark Addison, and Anders Osborne, as well as guitar work from Warren Haynes.

He is also a ship restorer, as seen on the current Animal Planet TV series Flipping Ships.

He sang the American National Anthem at Gillette Stadium for the AFC Championship Game between the New England Patriots and Pittsburgh Steelers on January 22, 2017.

Edwin McCain Band

Though his albums are released under his name. He does have a permanent band, referred to as the Edwin McCain Band. Its members include Larry Chaney( lead guitar), Pete Riley the (rhythm guitar and vocals), Craig Shields ( keyboards, saxophone, and other wind instruments), Jason Pomar (bass guitar and vocals) and Tez Sherard (drums and percussion)

Edwin McCain I Could Not Ask For More

“I Could Not Ask for More” was composed by American songwriter Diane Warren. It originally recorded and released in February 1999, by American artist Edwin McCain. The song is as part of the original soundtrack of the romantic drama film Message in a Bottle. It is starring Kevin Costner, Robin Wright Penn, and Paul Newman. The song was a featured track in his third studio album Messenger. It became a Billboard-charted Top 40 single in the summer of 1999.

Edwin McCain I’ll Be

“I’ll Be” is written and sung by American singer  McCain. It was released in January 1998 as the first single from his second album, Misguided Roses. He then recorded an acoustic version of the song for his follow-up album, Messenger.

Edwin McCain Songs

Edwin’s songs include:

  • 3:00 A.M.
  • 3 a.m.
  • 3 AM
  • 3AM (Video)
  • A Prayer to St. Peter
  • Acting Out
  • Ain’t Nobody
  • Alive
  • America Street
  • Anything About Me
  • Anything Good About Me
  • Anywhere I’m Going
  • Babylon
  • Battlefield
  • Beatiful Life
  • Beautiful Day
  • Beautiful Life
  • Better Story To Tell
  • Bitter and Twisted
  • Bitter Chill
  • Black and Blue
  • Boom
  • Broke Down Hearted Wonderland
  • Can I Get A Witness
  • Cleveland Park
  • Coming Down
  • Convenience of My Solitude
  • Couldn’t Love You More
  • Darwin’s Children
  • Day Will Never Come
  • Difficult Goodbye
  • Do Your Thing
  • Don’t Bring Me Down
  • Dragons
  • Edwin Live
  • Edwin McCain
  • Edwin’s Kountry Krib
  • Excerpt From the album “Honor Among Thieves” Alive, Sorry to a Friend, Russian Roulette
  • Far from over
  • Farewell to Tinkerbell
  • Frank
  • Get out of This Town
  • Ghosts of Jackson Square
  • Go Be Young
  • Good Enough
  • Good Times
  • Gramercy Park Hotel
  • Grind Me in The Gears
  • Grits Ain’t Groceries
  • Guinevere
  • Guitar Instrumental
  • Hearts Fall
  • Holy City
  • How Can You Say That
  • How Can You Say That to Me
  • How Strange It Seems
  • Humbled In Jackson
  • I Can’t Get Next To You
  • I Coul Not Ask For More
  • I Could Not Ask For
  • I Couldn’t Ask For More
  • I Don’t Know How I Got By
  • (I Know) I’m Losing You
  • I’ll Be
  • I’ve Got Dreams To Remember
  • I’ve Got To Stop Thinkin’ ‘Bout That
  • (I’ve Got to) Stop Thinking ’bout That
  • I’ve Seen a Love
  • I Want It All
  • In The Studio
  • In Your Eyes (Acoustic)
  • Interview
  • Island Song
  • (Ive Got To) Stop Thinkin’ Bout That
  • Jed’s A Millionaire
  • Jester, Dreamers & Thieves
  • Jesus, He Loves Me
  • Just Do Your Thing
  • Kentucky
  • Kitchen Song
  • Let It Slide
  • Letter to My Mother
  • Life in the Storm
  • Little Girls
  • Losing Tonight
  • Lost in America
  • Maggie May
  • Many Faces Of Edwin
  • Meant For The Road
  • Mercy Bound
  • Millhouse Girl
  • Mistaken Identity
  • My Judas
  • My Mystery
  • New Mix (Clearmountain Mix)
  • Ninety-Nine and a Half Won’t Do
  • No Choice
  • Nobody S Fault But Mine
  • Nobody’s Fault but Mine
  • Nudeep
  • One Thing Left
  • One Thing Left to Do
  • One Things Left To Do
  • Original Mix Edit
  • Popcorn Box
  • Prayer To Saint Peter
  • Prayer To St. Peter
  • Prayer To Stpeter
  • Promise of You
  • Punish Me
  • Radio Star
  • Raise Your Hand
  • Rhythm of Life
  • Romeo and Juliet
  • Russian Roulette
  • Save The Rain
  • Say Anything
  • See Off Of This Mountain
  • See off This Mountain
  • See The Sky Again
  • Shooting Stars
  • Sign on The Door
  • Silent Night
  • Silent Spring
  • Sober
  • Solitude
  • Solitude(Acoustic)
  • Solituide
  • Some Kind of Wonderful
  • Sorry to a Friend
  • Sorry to Be a Friend
  • Strange Angel
  • Sun Will Rise
  • T.C.B. or T.Y.A.
  • Take Me
  • The Boy Who Cried Love
  • The Happy Song
  • The Kiss
  • The Kitchen Song
  • The Lucky One
  • The Rhythm of Life
  • These Are The Moments
  • Thirty Pieces
  • Through The Floor
  • Throw It All Away
  • Touring
  • Truly Believe
  • Turning Around
  • Uncharted
  • Walk With You
  • Walk With You (Album Version)
  • Welcome to Struggleville
  • Welcome to the 90’s
  • What If I Missed You
  • What Matters
  • What’s Your Name?
  • Where In 3 Years?
  • White Crosses
  • Who S Making Love
  • Who’s Making Love
  • Wild at Heart
  • Wino’s Lullaby
  • Wish in This World
  • Working Man
  • Write Me a Song
  • You Don t Know What You Mean to
  • You Don’t Know What You Mean To Me
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