Shane McAnally

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Shane McAnally
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Background information
Birth nameShane McAnally
Also known asShane Mack
Born(1974-10-12) October 12, 1974 (age 39)
OriginMineral Wells, Texas, USA
OccupationsSinger/Songwriter/Record Producer
InstrumentsVocals
Years active1999-present
LabelsCurb
Associated actsKacey Musgraves, Brandy Clark
 
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Shane McAnally
Shane McAnally 2013.jpg
Background information
Birth nameShane McAnally
Also known asShane Mack
Born(1974-10-12) October 12, 1974 (age 39)
OriginMineral Wells, Texas, USA
OccupationsSinger/Songwriter/Record Producer
InstrumentsVocals
Years active1999-present
LabelsCurb
Associated actsKacey Musgraves, Brandy Clark

Shane McAnally (born October 12, 1974 in Mineral Wells, Texas), is an American country music singer, songwriter and producer. He signed to Curb Records in 1999 and released a self-titled debut album the following year. This album produced three singles for him on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) charts, including the number 31 "Are Your Eyes Still Blue."

In the late 2000s, he began writing songs for Lee Ann Womack, Kenny Chesney, Reba McEntire, Jake Owen, Luke Bryan, The Band Perry, Lady Antebellum, and Miranda Lambert.

In 2012 he produced Kacey Musgraves' major label debut Same Trailer Different Park with Musgraves and fellow songwriter, Luke Laird. He co-wrote nine of the album's twelve tracks including the first three singles, "Merry Go 'Round", "Blowin' Smoke" and "Follow Your Arrow".

Recording Artist[edit]

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.[1]

In 1999, McAnally signed with Curb Records and began recording his first album for the label as well as his first single. "Say Anything" was released in 1999 as the lead-off single to his self-titled debut album. The song failed to reach the Top 40 of the US Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) chart. The follow-up single, "Are Your Eyes Still Blue", became his first Top 40 single, peaking at number 31. McAnally released two more singles from the album; "Run Away", which peaked at number 50 on the country chart, and "It Comes and Goes", which failed to chart at all. His album was finally released in October 2000.

McAnally briefly recorded under the name Shane Mack from 2005-2007. Five of his songs appear in the 2007 LGBT film Shelter.[2]

Studio albums[edit]

TitleDetails
Shane McAnally

Singles[edit]

YearSinglePeak chart
positions
Album
US Country
[3]
CAN Country
[4]
1999"Say Anything"4146Shane McAnally
"Are Your Eyes Still Blue"3147
2000"Run Away"5057
"It Comes and Goes"
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Music videos[edit]

YearVideoDirector
1999"Say Anything"Chris Rogers

Songwriter[edit]

In 2008, McAnally co-wrote Lee Ann Womack's single "Last Call".[5] He went on to write a string of American Country Music hits including Kenny Chesney's singles "Somewhere with You" and "Come Over", Jake Owen's 2011 single "Alone with You", Luke Bryan's single "Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye", The Band Perry's single "Better Dig Two", Lady Antebellum's single "Downtown" and Miranda Lambert's single "Mama's Broken Heart".

Songs Written By McAnally[edit]

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YearArtistAlbumSong
2008Lee Ann WomackCall Me Crazy"Last Call"
2009Luke BryanDoin' My Thing"What Country Is"
2010Kenny ChesneyHemingway's Whiskey"Somewhere with You"
Reba McEntireAll The Women I Am"All the Women I Am"
"Cry"
"The Day She Got Divorced"
LeAnn RimesLady & Gentlemen"Crazy Women"
2011Miranda LambertFour the Record"Mama's Broken Heart"
Luke BryanTailgates & Tanlines"Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye"
"You Don’t Know Jack"
Chris YoungNeon"Neon"
Jake OwenBarefoot Blue Jean Night"Alone with You"
Uncle KrackerMy Hometown"My Hometown"
Kristin ChenowethSome Lessons Learned"What Would Dolly Do?"
Ashton ShepherdWhere Country Grows"Tryin' to Go to Church"
The Dirt DriftersThis is My Blood"Hurt Somebody"
Sarah Darling (feat Vince Gill)Angels & Devils"Bad Habit"
David NailThe Sound of a Million Dreams"That’s How I’ll Remember You"
2012Kenny ChesneyWelcome to the Fishbowl"Come Over"
Love and TheftLove and Theft"Runnin' Out of Air"
Joanna SmithBe What It Wants to Be"We Can't Be Friends"
Greg BatesGreg Bates"Fill In the Blank"
”Go Time”
Uncle KrackerMidnight Special"Nobody’s Sad on a Saturday Night"
"You Got That Thang"
"In Between Disaster"
"Happy"
"It Is What It Is"
Sam Palladio & Clare BowenNashville (ABC TV)"Fade Into You"
Florida Georgia LineHere's to the Good Times"Party People"
Randy Rogers BandTrouble"Fuzzy”
2013Jake OwenDays of Gold"Ghost Town"
"One Little Kiss"
"Tipsy"
Florida Georgia LineHere's to the Good Times“Take It Out On Me”
Kelly ClarksonN/A"Tie It Up"
Wrapped in Red“Wrapped in Red”
Thomas RhettIt Goes Like This"Call Me Up"
Kacey MusgravesSame Trailer Different ParkMerry Go Round
"Blowin' Smoke"
"Follow Your Arrow"
"Silver Lining"
"My House"
"Dandelion"
"Keep It To Yourself"
"Stupid"
"Step Off"
Lady AntebellumGolden"Downtown"
Brandy Clark12 Stories“Stripes”
“Pray to Jesus”
“Crazy Women”
“Take A Little Pill”
“The Day She Got Divorced”
“Hungover”
“Just Like Him”
Scotty McCreerySee You Tonight’’“Feel Good Summer Song”
Billy CurringtonWe Are Tonight“Closer Tonight”
“Another Day Without You”
Chris YoungA.M.“Hold You To It”
“Text Me Texas”
Sheryl CrowFeels Like Home“Homecoming Queen”
Keith UrbanFuse“Come Back To Me”
Wade BowenSongs About Trucks“Songs About Trucks”
Charlie WorshamRubberband“Someone Like Me”
“Break What’s Broken”
Luke BryanCrash My Party’’“Goodbye Girl”
Brett EldredgeBring You Back“On & On”
Lorrie Morgan & Pam TillisDos Divas“Last Night’s Makeup”
Darius Rucker (feat Sheryl Crow)True Believers"Love Without You"
Matt NathansonLast of the Great Pretenders“Farewell December”
Hunter HayesHunter Hayes (Encore)“Light Me Up”
Gretchen WilsonRight on Time“Get Outta My Yard”
The Band PerryPioneer"Better Dig Two"
“Chainsaw”
Ashley MonroeLike a Rose“Two Weeks Late”
Tim McGrawTwo Lanes of Freedom“It’s Your World”
Thompson SquareJust Feels Good"Testing The Water"
Hayden PanettiereNashville (ABC TV)"Boys & Buses"

Broadway Shows[edit]

In 2013, McAnally and Brandy Clark wrote the music and lyrics for the new original, Broadway musical, Hee-Haw. The book was written by Robert Horn and it is currently in pre-production.

Producer[edit]

YearArtistTypeProject
2013Kacey MusgravesAlbumSame Trailer Different Park
Kelly ClarksonTrack"Tie It Up"
TBDSam HuntAlbumIn Production
Old DominionAlbumIn Production

Awards and Nominations[edit]

YearAssociationCategoryNominated workResult
2014Grammy AwardsCountry Album of the YearSame Trailer Different ParkPending
Country Song of the Year"Merry Go Round"Pending
"Mama's Broken Heart"Pending
2013American Country AwardsSong of the Year"Merry Go Round"Nominated
"Mama's Broken Heart"Nominated
"Better Dig Two"Nominated
Country Music Association AwardsAlbum of the YearSame Trailer Different ParkNominated
Single of the Year"Merry Go Round"Nominated
Song of the Year"Merry Go Round"Nominated
"Mama's Broken Heart"Nominated
MusicRow AwardsSong of the Year"Merry Go Round"Won
Academy of Country Music AwardsSongwriter of the YearN/ANominated

Personal life[edit]

McAnally is openly gay.[6] McAnally married his partner of six years, Michael Baum, in September 2012.[6] The couple welcomed a daughter and a son in December 2012.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Shane McAnally : Allmusic : Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved June 2, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Amazon.com: Music from The Here! Original Film Shelter". Amazon.com. Retrieved June 2, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Shane McAnally Album & Song Chart History - Country Songs". Billboard. Retrieved June 2, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Results - RPM - Library and Archives Canada - Country Singles". RPM. Retrieved June 2, 2011. 
  5. ^ Vercher, Brady (2008-06-18). "Lee Ann Womack - "Last Call"". The 9513. Retrieved 2008-10-14. 
  6. ^ a b c Rosen, Jody (May 24, 2013). "Shane McAnally, Out and Riding High in Nashville". The New York Times. Retrieved July 12, 2013. 

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