SMACK’s Shane McAnally will return next season as a producer and mentor.
McAnally earned a Song of the Year nomination for co-writing Kacey Musgraves’ “Rainbow” with Musgraves and Natalie Hemby.
Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne co-produced Midland’s sophomore album, Let It Roll, which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart. The frequent collaborators also co-wrote multiple tracks on the record, including current single “Mr. Lonely.”
McAnally was awarded Songwriter of the Year during The ACM Honors, held at the Ryman Auditorium on August 21st, 2019.
McAnally worked with contestant Katelyn Tarver on her song, “Young,” which was ultimately chosen as the soundtrack to Jeep’s latest commercial.
SMACKSongs has signed songwriter Nicolette Hayford to an exclusive publishing deal in partnership with River House Artists.
SMACKSongs has signed singer/songwriter Scott Stepakoff to an exclusive worldwide publishing deal, administered by Kobalt.
SMACK owner Shane McAnally, alongside co-writers Ashley Gorley and Ross Copperman, celebrated their No. 1 song, “Love Ain’t,” by Eli Young Band. The celebration was held on July 15th at The Sutler.
SMACK’s Kylie Morgan has officially signed a record deal with Universal Music Group Nashville. Her first release on the label will be on July 26th, with her autobiographical new song, “Boys Girl,” co-written by SMACKSongs Owner Shane McAnally and songwriter/producer Ross Copperman.
‘Songland’ premiered on NBC on Monday, May 28th, becoming the highest rated alternative summer series since June of 2017. SMACK’s Shane McAnally, a panelist on the show, was given the opportunity to work with budding songwriter Tebby Burrows. Together, they transformed her song, “We Need Love,” into a powerful anthem ultimately chosen by John Legend to record. “We Need Love” is available everywhere now.
Co-written with Ashley Gorley and Ross Copperman, “Love Ain’t” has officially topped both Mediabase’s Country Airplay and Billboard’s Country Airplay charts this week.
Co-written with SMACK’s Shane McAnally and emerging songwriter/producer Andrew DeRoberts, “Don’t Let Her” is a bittersweet love story “with a lump-in-your throat twist – it’s about helping the next man who comes along to love her right, if something should ever happen to Hayes” (Sounds Like Nashville). “Don’t Let Her” is available everywhere now.
SMACK’s Shane McAnally will be featured as one of three songwriter/producer panelists on the NBC’s Songland, alongside One Republic’s Ryan Tedder, and powerhouse Ester Dean. Read more below for a full guide to NBC’s Songland, ahead of the show’s May 28th premiere.
SMACK is excited to have earned four MusicRow Awards nominations this year. Shane McAnally received a nomination for Male Songwriter of the Year as well as Song of the Year for “Rainbow,” recorded by Kacey Musgraves. Josh Osborne was also nominated for Male Songwriter of the Year, and Aaron Eshuis for the coveted Breakthrough Songwriter of the Year award. The 31st Annual MusicRow Awards will be held on Wednesday, June 26th at Nashville’s War Memorial Auditorium.
The AIMP Nashville Awards were held on April 20th, 2019 at the historic Ryman Auditorium. SMACK was graciously awarded AIMP Nashville Song of the Year for “Rainbow” by Kacey Musgraves, co-written by Shane McAnally. SMACK’s Aaron Eshuis took home the award for AIMP Nashville Rising Songwriter of the Year, and SMACKSongs was named the AIMP Nashville Publisher of the Year.
“Make It Sweet,” written by Shane McAnally, Trevor Rosen and Matthew Ramsey, along with co-writers Whit Sellers, Geoff Sprung and Brad Tursi, has officially topped Billboard’s Country Airplay and Mediabase’s Country Aircheck charts. This marks Shane McAnally’s 39th Number One, Trevor Rosen’s 12th, and Matthew Ramsey’s 11th.
SMACKSongs’ Performance Rights Organization Recitation
SMACK’s Josh Osborne has notched his 18th No. 1 with Michael Ray’s “One That Got Away,” co-written with Matthew Ramsey, Trevor Rosen, and Jesse Frasure.
McAnally was given the award at the ACM Stories, Songs & Stars event in Las Vegas.
SMACKSongs’ Shane McAnally has inked a deal with Creative Artists Agency.