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Buffett Licensing “Coral Reefer” for Medical Marijuana Venture

posted September 11th, 2018 at 7:52 am

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by Josh Martin

An article in Fortune details Jimmy Buffett’s latest venture: licensing the use of “Coral Reefer” to a medical marijuana company.

Jimmy Buffett has been playing with the Coral Reefer Band for well over four decades now, so it’s less than surprising to see the veteran singer-songwriter finally getting into the weed business.

The “Margaritaville” singer will license the “Coral Reefer” brand to Surterra, a big medical marijuana company whose board has since last month been chaired by William “Beau” Wrigley, Jr.—the former CEO of the Wrigley confectionery firm.

Georgia-based Surterra is currently licensed in Florida and Texas, and plans to build out cultivation space in the former state while conducting research trials on cannabinoid treatment for issues such as pain and post-traumatic stress disorder. The company has raised more than $100 million in the last few years, most recently in a $65 million round last month that was led by Wrigley’s Wychwood Asset Management.

Read more here.


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More Details on Mac McAnally’s Condition

posted November 17th, 2017 at 4:31 pm

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by Josh Martin

The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal has an article on Mac McAnally that provides more information on how he’s doing:

The performer had the heart attack on Monday night in Nashville, according to his publicist, Elaine Schock with Shock Ink.

“He’s actually doing great,” she said during a phone interview from Los Angeles. “They released him from the hospital and he’s going to be back to work really soon.”

Schock said that last week, McAnally was enjoying the spotlight and the red carpet at the Country Music Association Awards, where he tied Chet Atkins with nine Musician of the Year trophies.

“It was so good to see him get the award,” Schock said, “and then this happens a few days later.”

McAnally, 60, is a singer, songwriter and session musician based in Nashville. He’s also a member of Jimmy Buffett’s band, The Coral Reefers.

No decisions have been made about future concerts, but Schock expressed confidence in McAnally’s ability to get back on stage soon.

“He’s doing really good,” she said, “and we’re all happy about that.”



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Mac McAnally Has Heart Attack

posted November 16th, 2017 at 7:49 pm

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by Josh Martin

In a post on Instagram, Jimmy Buffett revealed that Coral Reefer Mac McAnally had a heart attack but is doing well:




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Mac McAnally Wins CMA Musician of the Year

posted November 9th, 2017 at 8:03 am

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by Josh Martin

Mac McAnally has once again won the CMA Award for Musician of the Year:

This is the ninth time McAnally, a chart-topping recording artist, producer, songwriter and studio owner, has been honored by his peers in this specific category. He has a previous record-breaking eight consecutive wins (2008-2015) for this award — quite the feat.

When accepting the award, McAnally said, “Wonders never cease. My friends in the country music world have seen fit to honor me for the ninth time! I’m as blessed as guitar pickers get. Thanks CMA!”

McAnally ties with Chet Atkins for the most wins for CMA Musician of the Year (originally called Instrumentalist of the Year).

Congrats Mac!


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Get Mac McAnally’s New Album for Free

posted December 20th, 2015 at 10:29 pm

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by Josh Martin

Mac McAnally has a new album out and is giving it out digital copies for free this holiday season. Go to Mac’s website to download the album.

From Mac:

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 (AKA 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. 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.

– Mac

P.S. I’m a writer and a musician, so I want everyone to know that I’ll be paying all the royalties due from all these free downloads. No pickers and singers and writers will be harmed in the process. I’m happy to do it. I hope I have to go into savings.



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Mac Wins Musician of the Year for 7th Straight Time

posted November 5th, 2014 at 9:23 pm

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by Josh Martin

He did it! Mac McAnally once again won Musician of the Year tonight at the 48th annual CMA Awards. It’s Mac’s seventh consecutive win, breaking a record held by fiddler Mark O’Connor.

“I have to be the least deserving winner … but that doesn’t mean I’m not grateful for it,” says McAnally. “The guys I’m nominated with honestly deserve it at least as much as I deserve it … But I’m the most grateful guy that’s ever gotten the award, I’ll say that.”

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