For Immediate Release
February 25, 2016
Nobody (AKA Mac McAnally) In High Demand
Artist, Musician & Hall of Fame Songwriter Sets Busy Itinerary
(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) Mac McAnally is undoubtedly music royalty. His latest album, A.K.A. Nobody, has critics, industry insiders and a core of devoted fans buzzing loudly enough that word is getting out about Mac. And it is spreading. Up first is the Grammy Museum in Cleveland, MS.
Celebrating the museum’s grand opening weekend in early March, McAnally is set to appear as an honored guest and will be welcoming the very first visitors through its doors. On March 17, he’ll play SXSW at the Garden & Gun showcase (10:30pm at St. David’s Historic Sanctuary, 301 E 8th St). Two days later, it’s the 10th anniversary party for Blue Rock Studio in Wimberly, TX.
April opens with a solo performance at Birmingham’s WorkPlay Theatre, and another on April 2 at NPR’s Bluegrass Underground in McMinnville, TN. Mac returns to Nashville April 5 to play the Mother Church, The Ryman Auditorium, with Ricky Skaggs, Ry Cooder, and Sharon White.
For many artists, a solid month’s worth of appearances might not be unusual, but for McAnally, it’s
quite the feat. After all, he didn’t earn his record-setting eighth-consecutive CMA Musician of the Year trophy turning down studio dates. He didn’t get inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame by not spending time in the writer’s room. And, oh yeah, there’s the not-so-little matter of being a mainstay in Jimmy Buffett’s Coral Reefer Band.
Somehow in the midst of all that, McAnally managed to write, record and produce A.K.A. Nobody, released on Mailboat Records. His astounding list of co-writers speaks to the esteem in which he’s held – Buffett, Kenny Chesney, Zac Brown, Sonny Landreth, Chris Stapleton and Al Anderson among them. If Rolling Stone hailing the album as “excellent” wasn’t enough, McAnally thrilled music lovers by giving the album away over the holidays. More than 30,000 copies were downloaded from his website. Not bad for a nobody.