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McAnally inducted into Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame

October 15th, 2007

Mac McAnally, longtime Coral Reefer Band member, producer, and songwriter was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame last night. Jimmy Buffett was in attendance and did the induction of Mac. The Tennessean covered the ceremony: “It’s writers’ turn to be honored for songs”

At night’s end, Buffett inducted his friend, sometimes-producer and Coral Reefer band member McAnally into the Hall. McAnally’s hits include Ricky Van Shelton’s “Crime Of Passion,” Alabama’s “Old Flame” and Sawyer Brown’s “All These Years.” “I wake up every day with a song in my heart, and then I try to get it (out there),” McAnally said. “I am taken aback with this honor.”

Mac wrote or co-wrote multiple songs that Buffett has recorded, including “It’s My Job,” and “When The Coast Is Clear.” Perhaps Mac’s most famous songs that he has written are the Sawyer Brown hits “All These Years” and “Cafe Down On The Corner.” He also wrote “Back Where I Come From,” a song that Kenny Chesney recorded and has made a staple at his shows.

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