Mac McAnally at Newberry Opera House, Fri. Sept. 28

Mac McAnally
Newberry Opera House
Friday, September 28 @ 8pm
$35 (Group tix $30)

If Mac McAnally never sang or played another note of music, his place in music history is more than assured.  Mississippi singer/songwriter, producer, vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and all around musical sage, Mac’s songwriting attracted Jimmy Buffett and Hank Williams, Jr., both of whom cut McAnally songs.  Alabama took his Old Flame to No. 1.  Reba McEntire, T.G. Sheppard, David Allan Coe, Shenandoah, Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt, Ricky Van Shelton, Charley Pride, Randy Travis and Steve Wariner are just some of the artists who cut Mac’s songs.  Over the next 20 years, McAnally became an in-demand producer, along the way working with Ricky Skaggs, Restless Heart, Chris LeDoux, and Little Feat, among others.  He produced the band Sawyer Brown through their biggest successes and penned their signature hits including The Cafe On The Corner, The Boys And Me and Thank God For You.  His guitar and vocal skills weren’t confined to the studio as he joined Buffett’s touring Coral Reefer band, an association that continues to this day.

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