Award-Winning Singer, Songwriter, Multi-Instrumentalist Mac McAnally To Be Featured In Nashville Cats Series At The Country Music Hall of Fame

NASHVILLE, Tenn.,- The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum will feature award-winning singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Mac McAnally in the next installment of the museum signature series Nashville Cats. The interview and performance, hosted by musician and songwriter Bill Lloyd, takes place at 2 p.m.  Saturday, Sept. 9, in the museum's Ford Theater. Following the program, McAnally will sign CDs and commemorative Hatch Show Print posters purchased from the Museum Store. 
McAnally was Country Music  Association Musician of the Year for an unprecedented eight consecutive years, starting in2008. He is a member 
of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame and has written hits for Alabama, Kenny Chesney, and Sawyer Brown. Additionally, McAnally is a studio owner and an accomplished producer, and he has recorded more than a dozen albums as an artist himself. His upcoming release, Southbound (Sept. 22), is a collection of McAnally's original material, newly arranged for orchestra, and performed with members of the FestivalSouth Symphony Orchestra conducted by Jay Dean. McAnally is a longtime member of Jimmy Buffett's Coral Reefer Band and has worked on projects for Kenny Chesney, Nanci Griffith, George Jones, George Strait, Keith Whitley and Trisha Yearwood.
This program is included with museum admission and free to museum members. Seating is limited, and passes are required for admittance. Museum members can reserve passes in advance by phone (615-416-2050) or via e-mail ( The program will be streamed live at
The Nashville Cats series features virtuoso musicians whose work has had a significant impact on Nashville and its music. Recent subjects include Richard Bennett, Duane Eddy, Paul Franklin, Mac Gayden, Steve Gibson, Jim Horn, Leon Rhodes, Michael Rhodes, Billy Sanford, Pete Wade, Bill Walker, Bergen White and Andrea Zonn. Additional information about Nashville Cats can be found at