Shane McAnally (born October 12, 1974) is an American singer, songwriter and record producer. Originally a solo artist for Curb Records in 1999, McAnally charted three singles on Hot Country Songs, including the No. 31 "Are Your Eyes Still Blue", before becoming a songwriter and record producer. He has written and produced songs for Walker Hayes, Kacey Musgraves, Kelly Clarkson, Sam Hunt, Kenny Chesney, Reba McEntire, Jake Owen, Luke Bryan, The Band Perry, Lady Antebellum, Keith Urban, Thomas Rhett, Brothers Osborne, Old Dominion, Dierks Bentley, Miranda Lambert, Midland, and more. The Academy of Country Music named him Songwriter of the Year in 2014. He also won "Best Country Album" and "Best Country Song" at the 2014 Grammy Awards for his work on Kacey Musgraves's Same Trailer Different Park. In 2015, Billboard named him the Hot Country Songwriter of the Year as well as a Billboard Power Player. In 2016, McAnally arranged and produced “Forever Country,” a collaborative song featuring Luke Bryan, Faith Hill, Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood and more to commemorate the CMA’s 50th anniversary celebration. “Forever Country” debuted at No.1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart, making it the third song to debut at No.1 on the chart since the chart began in 1958. McAnally earned his 26th No.1 with “Body Like A Backroad,” written by Sam Hunt, McAnally and Josh Osborne. The single made history as the longest reigning No.1 on the Billboard Hot Country Song chart, spending 28+ atop the chart. McAnally also joined industry veteran Jason Owen in early 2017 to relaunch Monument Records as co-presidents.
McAnally began performing at local clubs at age 12 and appeared on Star Search when he was 14, singing Dan Hill's "Sometimes When We Touch." He moved to Branson, Missouri at age 15, then to Nashville at 19.
McAnally and music producer Rich Herring recorded a demo of a song that McAnally had written. The song, "Just One Touch", earned McAnally a publishing deal as well as a recording contract with Curb Records. In 1999, McAnally signed with Curb and began recording his first album for the label as well as his first single. "Say Anything" was released in 1999 as his debut single. The song peaked at No. 41 the US Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. The follow-up single, "Are Your Eyes Still Blue", became his first top 40 single, peaking at No. 31. McAnally charted a third and final time with "Run Away", which reached No. 50.
In 2001, McAnally moved to Los Angeles, where he came out. He composed six songs for the soundtrack of 2007 independent film Shelter, credited as Shane Mack.
Returning to Nashville in late 2007, McAnally began writing songs for other artists, starting with "Last Call", released by Lee Ann Womack in 2008. In 2010, he had his first No. 1 on Hot Country Songs as a songwriter with Kenny Chesney's "Somewhere with You". Other songs that McAnally has written that have reached No. 1 on the country charts include "Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye" by Luke Bryan, "Alone with You" by Jake Owen, "Come Over", "American Kids", "Wild Child" by Kenny Chesney, "Better Dig Two" by The Band Perry, "Say You Do" and "Different For Girls" by Dierks Bentley, "John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16" by Keith Urban, "Stay a Little Longer" by Brothers Osborne, "I Met a Girl" by William Michael Morgan, "Mama's Broken Heart" and "Vice" by Miranda Lambert, "If I Told You" by Darius Rucker, "Young & Crazy" by Frankie Ballard, "T-Shirt" by Thomas Rhett, "Leave the Night On", "Take Your Time", and "Body Like a Back Road" by Sam Hunt. McAnally is closely associated with Kacey Musgraves, having co-written several songs on both of her major-label albums, Same Trailer Different Park and Pageant Material.
In recent years McAnally has produced or co-produced award-winning records for artists such as Sam Hunt, Old Dominion, and Kacey Musgraves. He is currently working with Monument Records' artist Walker Hayes, both Sam Hunt and Old Dominion on their highly anticipated sophomore albums, up and coming trio Midland, and more.
In 2013, McAnally and Brandy Clark wrote the music and lyrics for a new, original Broadway musical inspired by the TV classic, Hee-Haw. The book was written by Robert Horn and 'Moonshine: That Hee Haw Musical debuted in Dallas at the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre in September 2015.
McAnally married his partner of five years, Michael Baum, in September 2012. The couple welcomed a daughter and a son in December 2012. In January 2017, the two were legally married by Nashville Mayor Megan Barry.
McAnally has produced or co-produced the following works: