Mississippi's Mac McAnally wins CMA Musician of the Year again

Mac McAnally’s ninth Country Music Association award for Musician of the Year tied him Wednesday night with the late, great Chet Atkins. “I may have the same number as him, but I’m not in the same league with Chet Atkins,” McAnally said by phone Thursday afternoon from Nashville. “He was my dad’s hero, and my dad was my hero. Chet Atkins is the reason my daddy

Watch Kenny Chesney Discuss His Mac McAnally-Penned Hit Down The Road

Kenny Chesney may be best known for his long string of chart-topping country hits, but he's also notorious for putting on a damn good live show. For those who haven't had the chance to experience a Kenny Chesney show live (or for those who'd like to relive their own experience), Chesney is preparing to release Live in No Shoes Nation, a double-album featuring 30 tracks culled from 10 years worth of live performances. Guests on the album include Taylor Swift, Eric Church, Mac McAnally, and more.