Mac McAnally is the perfect example of someone that’s been successful on different levels in just about all areas of the music industry.
Do you recognize the name?
Mac has never had super success as a performer although he’s had some hits with the biggest being Back Where I Come From, which peaked at #14 on the country charts in 1990.
It was right around that time that Mac found success with his songs that were recorded and released by Sawyer Brown.
Mac had been writing songs for other artists for a long time including the #1 Old Flame for Alabama way back in 1981.
Mac has also been in Jimmy Buffett’s band for some time. I think he’s been touring with them since the ’90s. That seems like it would be a sweet gig.
And I think that all started when Mac wrote some songs for Jimmy.
But for me when I think of Mac I think of Sawyer Brown. Some of their best songs were ones that Mac had a hand in writing including Cafe On The Corner, Thank God For You and the song we’re looking at today, All These Years.
All These Years – Mac McAnally
How cool is that performance?
I like seeing the songwriters perform their songs. It’s great when an artist takes a song and makes it their own and makes it a hit, but you get a peak inside someone’s emotions when they sing a song they created from scratch and that’s what we have with this recent performance from Mac.
The song was on Sawyer Brown’s Cafe On The Corner album. It was a #3 hit for the band.
You get a little background on the meaning of the song in the opening. I always like that.
And I don’t know if I ever knew this song was a cheating song. It makes sense now. When this song was a hit I was just a kid and the emotion and melody was appealing, but cheating never really meant anything to me at that time unless it was in school.
Really cool performance from a great songwriter on a country classic.