Shane McAnally
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Shane McAnally
Shane McAnally
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Background information
Shane McAnally
Shane Mack
Born (1974-10-12) October 12, 1974 (age 43)
Origin Mineral Wells, Texas, United States
Genres Country
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • record producer
  • 1999-2000
  • 2005-present
Labels Curb

Shane McAnally (born October 12, 1974) is an American country music singer, songwriter, and record producer. Originally a solo artist for Curb Records in 1999, McAnally charted three singles on Hot Country Songs, including the No. 31 "Are Your Eyes Still Blue", before becoming a songwriter and record producer. He has written and produced songs for Walker Hayes, Kacey Musgraves, Kelly Clarkson, Sam Hunt, Kenny Chesney, Reba McEntire, Jake Owen, Luke Bryan, The Band Perry, Lady Antebellum, Keith Urban, Thomas Rhett, Brothers Osborne, Old Dominion, Dierks Bentley, Miranda Lambert, and more. The Academy of Country Music named him Songwriter of the Year in 2014. He also won "Best Country Album" and "Best Country Song" at the 2014 Grammy Awards for his work on Kacey Musgraves's Same Trailer Different Park. In 2015, Billboard named him the Hot Country Songwriter of the Year as well as a Billboard Power Player. McAnally joined industry veteran Jason Owen in early 2017 to relaunch Monument Records as co-presidents.

Musical career

McAnally in 2017.

McAnally began performing at local clubs at age 12 and appeared on Star Search when he was 14, singing Dan Hill's "Sometimes When We Touch." He moved to Branson, Missouri at age 15, then to Nashville at 19.[1]

McAnally and music producer Rich Herring recorded a demo of a song that McAnally had written. The song, "Just One Touch", earned McAnally a publishing deal as well as a recording contract with Curb Records.[2] In 1999, McAnally signed with Curb and began recording his first album for the label as well as his first single. "Say Anything" was released in 1999 as his debut single. The song peaked at No. 41 the US Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. The follow-up single, "Are Your Eyes Still Blue", became his first top 40 single, peaking at No. 31. McAnally charted a third and final time with "Run Away", which reached No. 50.[3]

Songwriting

In 2001, McAnally moved to Los Angeles, where he came out. He composed six songs for the soundtrack of 2007 independent film Shelter, credited as Shane Mack.[4]

Returning to Nashville in late 2007, McAnally began writing songs for other artists, starting with "Last Call", released by Lee Ann Womack in 2008.[4] In 2010, he had his first No. 1 on Hot Country Songs as a songwriter with Kenny Chesney's "Somewhere with You". Other songs that McAnally has written that have reached No. 1 on the country charts include "Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye" by Luke Bryan, "Alone with You" by Jake Owen, "Come Over", "American Kids", "Wild Child" by Kenny Chesney, "Better Dig Two" by The Band Perry, "Say You Do" and "Different For Girls" by Dierks Bentley, "John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16" by Keith Urban, "Stay a Little Longer" by Brothers Osborne, "I Met a Girl" by William Michael Morgan, "Mama's Broken Heart" and "Vice" by Miranda Lambert, "If I Told You" by Darius Rucker, "Young & Crazy" by Frankie Ballard, "T-Shirt" by Thomas Rhett, "Leave the Night On", "Take Your Time", and "Body Like a Back Road" by Sam Hunt, "Drinkin' Problem" by Midland, and "Unforgettable" by Thomas Rhett. McAnally is closely associated with Kacey Musgraves, having co-written several songs on both of her major-label albums, Same Trailer Different Park and Pageant Material.

Producing

McAnally has produced or co-produced records for artists such as Kelly Clarkson, Sam Hunt, Old Dominion, Kacey Musgraves, and Midland.

Broadway shows

In 2013, McAnally and Brandy Clark wrote the music and lyrics for a new, original Broadway musical inspired by the TV classic, Hee-Haw. The book was written by Robert Horn and 'Moonshine: That Hee Haw Musical debuted in Dallas at the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre in September 2015.

Personal life

McAnally married his partner of five years, Michael Baum, in September 2012. The couple welcomed a daughter and a son in December 2012. [4] In January 2017, the two were legally married by Nashville Mayor Megan Barry.[5]

Awards and nominations

Year Association Category Nominated work Result
2013 American Country Awards Song of the Year "Merry Go Round" Nominated
"Mama's Broken Heart" Nominated
"Better Dig Two" Nominated
Country Music Association Awards Album of the Year Same Trailer Different Park Nominated
Single of the Year "Merry Go Round" Nominated
Song of the Year "Merry Go Round" Nominated
"Mama's Broken Heart" Nominated
MusicRow Awards Song of the Year "Merry Go Round" Won
Academy of Country Music Awards Songwriter of the Year N/A Nominated
2014 Country Music Association Awards Song of the Year "Follow Your Arrow" Won
Academy of Country Music Awards Album of the Year Same Trailer Different Park Won
Song of the Year "Mama's Broken Heart" Nominated
Songwriter of the Year N/A Won
Grammy Awards Best Country Album Same Trailer Different Park Won
Best Country Song "Merry Go Round" Won
"Mama's Broken Heart" Nominated
2015 MusicRow Awards Producer of the Year N/A Nominated
Academy of Country Music Awards Song of the Year "American Kids" Nominated
"Follow Your Arrow" Nominated
Grammy Awards Best Country Song "American Kids" Nominated
Country Music Association Awards Album of the Year Pageant Material Nominated
Single of the Year "American Kids" Nominated
Song of the Year "American Kids" Nominated
"Take Your Time" Nominated
2016 Grammy Awards Best Country Album Pageant Material Nominated
Montevallo Nominated
Academy of Country Music Awards Album of the Year Montevallo Nominated
Single Record of the Year "Take Your Time" Nominated
Songwriter of the Year N/A Nominated
2017 Grammy Awards Best Country Song "Vice" Nominated
Academy of Country Music Awards Song of the Year "Vice" Nominated
Vocal Event of the Year "Forever Country" Nominated
Songwriter of the Year N/A Nominated
CMT Artist of the Year Awards Song of the Year "Body Like a Back Road" Nominated
2018 Grammy Awards Best Country Song "Body Like a Back Road" Nominated
"Drinkin' Problem" Nominated
Academy of Country Music Album of the Year Happy Endings Nominated
Song of the Year "Body Like a Back Road" Nominated
"Female" Nominated
Single Record of the Year "Drinkin' Problem" Nominated
Songwriter of the Year N/A Nominated

Studio Albums

Title Details
Shane McAnally

Singles

Year Single Peak chart
positions
Album
US Country
[6]
CAN Country
[7]
1999 "Say Anything" 41 46 Shane McAnally
"Are Your Eyes Still Blue" 31 47
2000 "Run Away" 50 57
"--" denotes releases that did not chart

Music videos

Year Video Director
1999 "Say Anything" Chris Rogers

Producer

McAnally has produced or co-produced the following works:

Year Artist Type Project
2013 Kacey Musgraves Album Same Trailer Different Park
Kelly Clarkson Track "Tie It Up"
2014 Sam Hunt Album Montevallo
Old Dominion Track "Dirt on a Road"
EP Old Dominion EP
2015 Jake Owen Track "Real Life"
Kacey Musgraves Album Pageant Material
Kacey Musgraves Track "A Spoonful of Sugar"
Old Dominion Album Meat and Candy
2016 Jake Owen Album American Love
Artists of Then, Now & Forever Single "Forever Country"
Jo Smith EP Introducing Jo Smith
Midland EP Midland EP
2017 Candi Carpenter Single "Burn the Bed"
Old Dominion Album Happy Endings
Midland Album On the Rocks
Walker Hayes Album boom.

References

  1. ^ Rodman, Sarah (19 February 2015). "Songwriter Spotlight: Shane McAnally Tells Stories Behind the Hits". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2015. 
  2. ^ "Shane McAnally : Allmusic : Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 2011. 
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 261. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  4. ^ a b c Rosen, Jody (May 24, 2013). "Shane McAnally, Out and Riding High in Nashville". The New York Times. Retrieved 2016. 
  5. ^ Shane McAnally, Michael McAnally Baum Make Marriage Legal https://musicrow.com/2017/01/musicrowlife-shane-mcanally-michael-mcanally-baum-make-marriage-legal/
  6. ^ "Shane McAnally Album & Song Chart History - Country Songs". Billboard. Retrieved 2011. 
  7. ^ "Results - RPM - Library and Archives Canada - Country Singles". RPM. Retrieved 2011. 

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