Mac McAnally has a new album out today entitled AKA Nobody.
Gulflive.com has an article on Mac and the new album:
“Music still lights me up like a light bulb,” McAnally told countryweekly.com, recently. “I wake up thinking about it and I go to sleep thinking about it and I write songs in the middle of the night. If I am two lines short in a song, I lie down and know that I will have them by the time I wake up in the morning. It’s no superpower or anything, but it does give me the confidence that my conscious and my subconscious are in line with one another, because we definitely co-write all the time.”
And even in the midst of creating a prodigious body of behind-the-scenes work, McAnally has continued to make his own music. All told, he has recorded 11 albums, including his latest.
On “AKA Nobody” he wrote or co-wrote all but one of the songs. He co-wrote “Coast of Carolina” with Buffett, which Buffett recorded a few years ago, and “Island Rain” with Chesney. Also, “Last but not Least” was originally recorded by the Zac Brown Band several years back.
He also teamed up with legendary artists such as Sonny Landreth, Chris Stapleton and Al Anderson among others for the tracks on the album. The one song on the album that he didn’t write, “Mississippi Your on My Mind”, was penned by the late, great Jessie Winchester, yet another long-time Mississippian.
“I’m grateful for everything that I have been fortunate enough to experience in my life,” McAnally, who is currently in Paris, France with Buffett and the rest of the Coral Reefers, added. “I’m very proud of both the work and that my fans continue to follow my little career. Small though it may be, it’s one of the biggest blessings ever. In the past 25 years people have been gracious enough to ask me to do stuff, and I’ve never been able to say no. I enjoy not being able to say no.”
Read more at gulflive.com.
Get the album now at iTunes or at Mailboat Records.