Mac McAnally’s songs are unmatched in narrative power, melodic and literary appeal. Over 30 national recording artists such as Jimmy Buffet, Sawyer Brown, T.G. Sheppard, and Alabama, have recorded songs written by Mac. In 2007, he was welcomed into the ranks of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. Mac has recorded and/or toured with Roy Orbison, Nanci Griffith, Linda Rondstadt, Hank Williams Jr., Amy Grant, Travis Tritt, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Reba McEntire, Dolly Parton, Alabama, and Patty Loveless. As a member of Jimmy Buffett's Coral Reefer Band, Mac has written songs for and with Buffett, including “Coast of Carolina” and the classic hit, “It’s My Job.” Other of Mac’s many gems are “All These Years” (also a Sawyer Brown hit), “Down the Road,” “Ordinary Girl,” and “Only Passing Through.”
Born in Belmont, Mississippi, Mac's songs revolve around stories of the South as well as realities of the world. The delivery is casual, full of laughs, and of hard-won perspective.
Blue Rock Studio presented Mac McAnally with great pleasure. Thank you to all who helped to make a remarkable evening in the Hill Country with an artist who elevates the power of this art form. Enjoy these photos by Rodney Bursiel and Nathan Brown.