- Released: November 23, 2004
- Originally Released: 2005
- Label: BMG Special Product
- 2.The 90's
- 3.Bar Scene In California
- 4.Now That's Awesome (Comedy Bit)
- 5.The Dog Had To Be Trained
- 6.Pound Puppies
- 7.Smoker Aquarium
- 9.When Did Shrapnel Become A Fashion Accessory
- 10.Too Much Information (Cause I'm The Dad)
- 11.White Trash Road Dance
- 12.A Snake In The Toilet
- 13.Surfing Lesson
- 14.People Amaze Me (Here's Your Sign)
- 15.Now That's Awesome (Song)
- 16.Shoulda Shut Up
NOW THAT'S AWESOME is a comedy album that also contains 2 songs.
Personnel: Bill Engvall (spoken vocals); Tracy Byrd, Neal McCoy, T. Graham Brown, Julie Reeves, Russell Terrell, Kim Parent, Diana DeWitt (vocals); Porter Howell, J.T. Conrenflos (acoustic & electric guitars); Russ Pahl (pedal steel guitar); Larry Franklin (fiddle); Jim Hoke (harmonica); Jim Brown (piano, keyboards); Duncan Mullins (bass); Chad Cromwell (drums).
Principally recorded at The State Theater, Kalamazoo, Michigan.
Those who ponder the woeful aftereffects of Jeff Foxworthy's comedic success can relax when it comes to standup comic Bill Engvall. Engvall's not one of those neo-HEE HAW types who plays up the "dumb hick" routine just to appeal to Foxworthy's audience. Although he's not anyone's idea of a thinking man's comedian, Engvall's routines are carefully constructed, and delivered with enough subtlety and dynamism to appeal to anyone put off by Homer-and-Jethro types.
Engvall's takes on animals, clothes, the '90s, and his (and most comedians') favorite subject, stupid people, will appeal to anyone with a sense of humor that goes beyond SEINFELD reruns. Of course, the fact that Tracy Byrd and Neal McCoy turn up on a musical number won't hurt Engvall's stock with the country crowd either.