McAnally Takes the Fifth: Five Time CMA “Musician of the Year” AwardMulti-instrumentalist, songwriter, singer, producer Mac McAnally took home his 5th consecutive CMA Award for “Musician of the Year” at the CMA Award Show earlier this evening.
"So Chet Atkins has nine of these awards and now I have been blessed with five. My Dad loved Chet and used to tell me to practice hard and maybe someday play like Chet. Well I'm still practicing, but not there yet. More work to do but proud to be in the vicinity," said Mac.
Along with performing his own solo dates, Mac continues songwriting, producing, and touring with Jimmy Buffett and is a highly sought after session player.
Mac’s first ever live CD Mac McAnally Live in Muscle Shoals was recorded at the W. C. Handy Music Festival held in Florence, Alabama and is available through his website and iTunes.