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"We were just bragging about that show last night in Raleigh," McAnally said. "Jimmy's been a longtime supporter of the military and the Wounded Warrior Project, and so have I, drafting off him in the NASCAR sense. Both of our fathers were connected to the military. (Jimmy) is a sailor and a military historian, so the Navy and the air, it's an interest to him. I hesitate to speak for him, but I know there's a passion there. There's nothing not to like."

“Hey There everybody, Mac here checking in from Pensacola where we’re getting ready to play a show for the Naval Air Museum. Always honored to be of service to our troops and being a Southern Guy I’m always proud to be in the South. To read the entire message visit http://bit.ly/MessageFromMac”

“Mac McAnally is one of the most recognized names in country music … by his peers. He may not be a household name to the general public, but he certainly should be. He’s a singer/songwriter/musician/producer who has had his hand on the pulse of many household, superstar names in country music by lending his talents to their body of work. The thing is, he feels like the luckiest guy on the planet to be in the company of so many great country superstars, having written No. 1 songs for so many (as a songwriter) and having played in their bands (as a musician), most notably with Jimmy Buffett for over 15 years.”

“Renowned songwriter, artist and musician Mac McAnally was honored last week with two prestigious acknowledgements, both presented by his home state of Mississippi. First during a ceremony in Jackson, and emceed by Marty Stuart, Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour and the Mississippi Arts Commission presented McAnally with the 2011 Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts. A bronze cast statue designed by artist Bill Dunlap represents the distinction.”

“Singer-songwriter Mac McAnally on Friday will become the sixth artist recognized with a marker on the Mississippi Country Music Trail. McAnally joins Jimmie Rodgers, Marty Stuart, Elsie McWilliams, Leake County Revelers and Ben Peters as a trail honoree.”

“The concert celebrates the rich history of Alabama music. To promote the Year of Alabama Music, the state tourism department, with the help of Gibson's Custom Shop, conceived an idea to spread the word. The idea is the Alabama Jammer, a one-of-a-kind guitar that will be in the hands of many great musicians who'll have the chance to play her on stage in venues across the state. The guitar, in the shape of the state, is an icon for the year of music. McAnally will play the Alabama Jammer during his concert at the historic Princess Theatre. A celebrated songwriter, guitarist, vocalist and producers, McAnally splits his time between Mississippi and the Shoals, where he continues to operate his recording studio. He has been recognized as CMA's Musician of the Year for three consecutive years and has recorded 10 albums, all for major labels.”

“At last week's sixth annual ForEverglades Benefit, special musical guest Kenny Chesney was joined on stage by Jimmy Buffett and Mac McAnally for a few songs that included "Back Where I Come From" and "Come Monday."”

““The Alabama Jammer is circulating the state and is being played by musicians with a link to the state,” said state Tourism Director Lee Sentell. “After the year is over, we will donate it to the Alabama Music Hall of Fame.” Since its unveiling, “American Idol” contestant Bo Bice, Bon Jovi lead guitarist Richie Sambora, country band Little Big Town and rock group 311 have played the guitar. And next Friday, the one-of-a-kind instrument will land in the hands of McAnally. “It is a very special event with a well-known local musician,” said Lindy Ashwander, executive director of the Princess. “We are very honored to have Mac coming. It is a perfect way to celebrate the Year of Music.””

“Although we got plenty of sleep on the flight over, there’s something about flying to the other side of the Planet that pulls the sap out of you. If we look a little tired in those travel photos…”

“On Wednesday, December 29th, Zac Brown Band performed at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee to a nearly sold-out crowd. They shared the stage with Nashville talents, Alan Jackson and Mac McAnally.”

“Jimmy Buffett surprised diners at his Margaritaville restaurant on Lower Broadway last week when he joined friends and collaborators Mac McAnally and Will Kimbrough during their performance on the restaurant’s main stage. McAnally and Kimbrough are often seen (and heard) in Buffett’s band during concert appearances, and they’re both acclaimed, Nashville-based songwriters and session musicians. McAnally recently won his third straight musician of the year prize at the Country Music Association’s CMA Awards, and Kimbrough is a former Americana Music Association musician of the year.”

“The 44th Annual CMA Awards were last night, and Mac walked away as Musician of the Year for the 3rd consecutive year! The award proves that singer/songwriter/producer legend Mac McAnally continues to be a hot studio commodity.”

“Mac sits down to talk about his music and his fourth straight CMA nomination for "Musician of the Year."”