McAnally was Country Music Association Musician of the Year for an unprecedented eight consecutive years, starting in 2008. He is a member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame and has written hits for Alabama, Kenny Chesney, and Sawyer Brown. Additionally, McAnally is a studio owner and an accomplished producer, and he has recorded more than a dozen albums as an artist himself. His upcoming release, Southbound (Sept. 22), is a collection of McAnally’s original material, newly arranged for orchestra, and performed with members of the FestivalSouth Symphony Orchestra conducted by Jay Dean. McAnally is a longtime member of Jimmy Buffett’s Coral Reefer Band and has worked on projects for Kenny Chesney, Nanci Griffith, George Jones, George Strait, Keith Whitley and Trisha Yearwood.
This program is included with museum admission and free to museum members. Seating is limited, and passes are required for admittance. Museum members can reserve passes in advance by phone (615-416-2050) or via e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org). The program will be streamed live at countrymusichalloffame.org/streaming.
The Nashville Cats series features virtuoso musicians whose work has had a significant impact on Nashville and its music. Recent subjects include Richard Bennett, Duane Eddy, Paul Franklin, Mac Gayden, Steve Gibson, Jim Horn, Leon Rhodes, Michael Rhodes, Billy Sanford, Pete Wade, Bill Walker, Bergen White and Andrea Zonn.
Additional information about Nashville Cats can be found at countrymusichalloffame.org.
The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum collects, preserves, and interprets country music and its history for the education and entertainment of diverse audiences. In exhibits, publications, and educational programs, the museum explores the cultural importance and enduring beauty of the art form. The museum is operated by the Country Music Foundation, a non-for-profit 501(c)(3) educational organization chartered by the state of Tennessee in 1964. The museum is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, and in 2016 welcomed nearly 1.2 million patrons, placing it among the ten most-visted history museums in the U.S. The Country Music Foundation operates Historic RCA Studio B, Hatch Show Print® poster shop, CMF Records, the Frist Library and Archive, and CMF Press. Museum programs are supported by the Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission and the Tennessee Arts Commission.
More information about the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum is available at www.countrymusichalloffame.org or by calling (615) 416-2001