Mac Is Inducted Into Nashville Song Writers HOF!

Mac McAnally was honored for his songwriting contributions and welcomed to the ranks of the Nashville Songwriters Hall Fame during the organization's 38th Annual Hall of Fame Dinner and Induction Ceremony held last night. Each of the new members of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame is inducted by a fellow artist, friend or family member. Jimmy Buffett, himself a member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, was on hand to induct his friend, producer and Coral Reefer band member Mac McAnally. "Mac writes like he's the love child of William Faulkner and Flannery O'Connor," Buffett said. "His music is the background music of my life." Award-winning singer/songwriter/guitarist Steve Wariner performed an acoustic medley of McAnally's hits "Old Flame," "Two Dozen Roses," "Precious Thing," "Back Where I Come From," "It's a Crazy World" and "It's My Job" before Sawyer Brown's Mark Miller and Hobie Hubbard, along with former bandmate Duncan Cameron, offered the soulful "All These Years." Accepting his award, McAnally said, "I historically hold myself in low regard, but for this one night I'll put that aside and trust that you all know what you're doing." "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."