Shane McAnally has established himself as one of the top songwriters in Nashville with over 40 #1 songs to his credit, winning dozens of awards and accolades including three Grammy awards (out of eight nominations), three ACM awards (nineteen nominations), and a CMA award (twelve nominations). In addition to his massive success as a songwriter, McAnally founded music publishing company SMACKsongs in 2012, relaunched the iconic Monument Records imprint for Sony Music in 2017, created acclaimed stage musical Moonshine: That Hee Haw Musical, and has now expanded his reach to television on NBC’s new show Songland.
McAnally’s compositions have been recorded by Kenny Chesney, Kelly Clarkson, Luke Bryan, Keith Urban, Miranda Lambert, among countless others. As a producer, he has helped shape the sound of albums by Sam Hunt, Kacey Musgraves, Midland, Old Dominion, and more. In 2017, Sam Hunt’s “Body Like A Back Road,” which McAnally co-wrote, broke records by spending 34 straight weeks at Number One on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart. In 2018, he contributed several songs to Musgraves’ Golden Hour, which won the Grammy for Album of the Year, including “Space Cowboy,” winner for Best Country Song.