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Mac McAnally Wins CMA Musician of The Year Again

November 4th, 2015


Would you believe it if we told you that singer/songwriter and Coral Reefer Band member Mac McAnally won the CMA Musician of the Year Award again this year? You should, because it’s the 8th consecutive win in the category for Mac and 10th win overall.

With last year’s seventh win, Mac broke the record for consecutive Musician of the Year wins.

Congrats Mac!

Get Mac McAnally’s new album ‘AKA Nobody’ at iTunes or MailboatRecords.com.


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Watch Jimmy’s University of Miami Commencement Speech

May 8th, 2015


Jimmy Buffett delivered the commencement speech at the University of Miami on Friday afternoon. Before his speech, he was given an honorary Doctor of Music degree.

Buffett told the crowd he was inspired to become a marine biologist after visiting the aquarium while on vacation in Florida with his family – and he wanted to study at UM.

“I wanted to be Jacques Cousteau with a Southern accent,” he said.

The closest he got was a nearby bar that’s now called Titanic Restaurant and Brewery, where Buffett said he landed his first paying gig.

He distilled his advice into a checklist for the “ever-elusive future.” The four bits of wisdom he shared: Everything in moderation. Make your avocation your vocation. Go see the world. And “be Santa Claus when you can.”

Wearing aviator sunglasses (he said he forgot his reading glasses,) Buffett encouraged students to get out and see the world. “Use your time well. Beware of falling into the sedentary trap.”

The Miami Herald has a photo gallery from the ceremony.

Watch Jimmy’s speech:


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Mac Wins Musician of the Year for 7th Straight Time

November 5th, 2014


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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Mac McAnally Goes for Record at CMA Awards

November 4th, 2014


The 48th annual CMA Awards will air Wednesday night, and singer/songwriter (and Coral Reefer) Mac McAnally is looking to set a record for consecutive Musician of the Year wins.

The multi-talented performer has already won seven CMA Musician of the Year awards – six in a row – and he’s once again nominated in the same category. First nominated in 2007, he’s won the award each year since 2008, tying the consecutive-win record set by fiddler Mark O’Connor (1991-96). If he picks up another CMA award for his artistry with a guitar Wednesday night, he’ll become the record-holder for most consecutive wins in the category.

Watch the CMA Awards live on ABC at 8pm ET. The Musician of the Year award is typically awarded before the live show.


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Mac McAnally’s CMA Musician of the Year Streak Continues

November 1st, 2012


The 46th Annual CMA Awards aired Thursday night, and Coral Reefer Band member and singer/songwriter Mac McAnally was honored with Musician of the Year for the fifth year in a row!

Mac was up against Sam Bush (Mandolin), Paul Franklin (Steel Guitar), Dann Huff (Guitar), and Brent Mason (Guitar).

Congratulations once again to Mac for this well-deserved award!


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