For Immediate Release January 4, 2016
More Than 30,000 Albums Downloaded
In Hall of Famer Mac McAnally’s Holiday Gift
Free Download Link Ends Limited Run Today
January 4th at Midnight (Central)
One of best holiday gifts is giving, and Hall of Famer and Eight-Time CMA Musician of Year Mac McAnally has certainly been filled with joy this season with his gift. A few days before Christmas, McAnally sent out an open letter (see below) announcing a limited-time offering of a link to a free download of his most recent studio album release, A.K.A. Nobody. Since then, more than 30,000 people have downloaded the critically praised album.
The download link is still available through the end of today, January 4, 2016, at midnight (central time).
Released on Mailboat Records, A.K.A Nobody is McAnally’s latest solo album, sung, performed and produced by the much beloved session ace. All but one of its songs were written by McAnally, either on his own or with illustrious co-writers including Jimmy Buffett, Kenny Chesney, Zac Brown, Sonny Landreth, Chris Stapleton, Al Anderson, and others. Working with an all-star assembly of friends and studio colleagues, McAnally achieves a rare blend of deep soul and polished technique on each track.
Rolling Stone calls the album an “excellent new collection,” while the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel says he is “an artist who can deftly master just about any style and whose songwriting is both deeply personal, yet remarkably – and intimately – relatable. On his new album, ‘A.K.A. Nobody,’ longtime fans will find one of the fullest expressions of McAnally’s talents.”
Prior to the release of A.K.A. Nobody, McAnally showed his musical diversity on his NPR Mountain Stage performance which was named one of the series’ Best Performances of 2015. Listen here: http://n.pr/1NbvIQH
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Happy Holidays everybody. I’m working all the way up to the day or two before Christmas but want to touch base before then with all you folks who do me the honor of following my microscopic career. Thank you for the gift of putting in the work required to do so.
Now for the reciprocity part…
Everybody who knows me knows I do not possess the qualities required to be a salesman and I am writing today to re-enforce that fact.
I have a new CD, A.K.A. NOBODY, which some of you have already purchased (thanks so much) and with it comes a bit of a dilemma.
This is my 12th studio album and I am especially proud of the work my friends (Jimmy Buffett, Kenny Chesney, Zac Brown, Chris Stapleton, Sonny Landreth, The Coral Reefers and the McAnally Daughters ) and I did …. From writing to recording and performing I think it represents the best efforts of my God Given Limitations.
And since I don’t have it in me to ask anyone to buy it.. and since I spend (by choice) the bulk of my working life in the service of artists other than myself….
I want to give it to you.
I am not a man of great wealth but I can at least offer you something that I value and hope it brings something good to you and yours.
From now until January 4 you can have the whole project with the Digital artwork just by clicking on the link (http://www.macmcanally.com/aka-nobody-holiday-special). If you already bought one Thank you so much. Feel free to download it again and give it to someone else.
I ask for nothing in return. If you are on my website you have already gifted me with your attention. I would love to hear what you think of the music good or bad as I intend to keep playing and singing for the rest of my life and your input will contribute to my attempts to improve, both as a musician and a human being.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
I hope to see you all soon.