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Spirit Award

Song of the Year!! The fans overwhelming voted for A Snowman In Birmingham recorded by Pirates of the Mississippi and written by Richard A. Alves, William H. McCorvey and Don Goodman.

Music Samples

"Kickin' Up Dust"

"Heaven and a Dixie Night"

"Fish Bait"


Pirates on GAC

Friday, June 29th, 10:00am and 3:00pm (eastern time)

GAC interviewed the Pirates during CMA Music Fest, and will be Aired at the above time. GAC will also show the new animated Video of 'FISH BAIT'.

Guitar Giveaway!

The winner of the guitar giveaway is Paul Christian from Unionville, MO. Congratualations Paul!

Pirates Trivia

The Pirates want you....to be sure to check out the new Pirates Fan Club Trivia game

Our latest winner is:
Jason Stevens
Winchester, VA

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About the Pirates

Want to know more information about the Pirates? Click here to find out more information about how they got their name, their history, and their new album.

WHAT’S IN A NAME? – Pirates of the Mississippi

When the band first got together they called themselves, The We Don’t Want A Freaking Record Deal Band. They used this name as a reminder to write what they felt rather than trying to impress record executives. They changed their name to The Cloggers after encountering a group of fans who attended shows wearing wooden clogs. “You could hear them clomping in the door and they would clog all throughout the set,” says Alves. One of the songs written for their first album was entitled, “Pirate on the Mississippi” in honor of their drummer whom resembled a pirate. They soon changed the band name to The Pirates of The Mississippi.


The Pirates of the Mississippi were signed to Capitol Records in 1989. Led by Bill McCorvey and Rich Alves, they scored their first hit with Hank William’s “Honky Tonk Blues.” Over the next few years, the Pirates scored five Top 40 singles including their signature hit “Feed Jake” and were named “New Vocal Group or Duo of the Year” at the ACM’s in 1990.


In the early 90’s, The Pirates of the Mississippi were touring over 300 nights a year and were opening up for such artists as Garth Brooks, Vince Gill, Hank Jr. and the Judds. In 1996, they decided to take a break from the road to focus on their songwriting and publishing. After ten years of being away from the concert stage, McCorvey and Alves found that they miss performing together for a live audience.


Rich Alves and Bill McCorvey, together and individually have had their songs recorded by Montgomery Gentry, Alabama, Rascal Flatts, Jamie O’Neal and Clay Walker, among others. Alves and McCorvey co-wrote every song on the album and co-produced it with renowned producer/engineer John Kelton (Billy Ray Cyrus, Alan Jackson, Terri Clark, Faith Hill).


The New Album, Heaven and A Dixie Night, is released on Nashville based Evergreen Records, which is headed by industry veteran Johnny Morris. “I knew when I heard the music that the timing would be right for the Pirates to re-launch their career…. Both Alves and McCorvey have co-written all songs on the album and the music is an honest reflection of their unique sound… We at Evergreen are excited to be a part of the team”, says Morris.