Shane McAnally - Quotes

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Nashville is a boys' club of redneck conservative ideas. But they're ready to embrace gay people. I never felt for one second that someone was judging me. Some people are like, 'Oh, I love gay people' in that 'I have lots of black friends' kind of way. It's awkward, but you have to appreciate that they're trying.

Nashville is a boys' club of redneck conservative ideas. But they're ready to embrace gay people. I never felt for one second that someone was judging me. Some people are like, 'Oh, I love gay people' in that 'I have lots of black friends' kind of way. It's awkward, but you have to appreciate that they're trying.

I have a hard time being happy, and I think a lot of creative people suffer with that when life gets real happy. ---->>>

I'm a creative person who had a lot of dark time in my life. I can still get to it: I can still go to a relationship or a time when things weren't great. But it's getting further and further from me. ---->>>

I always loved Willie Nelson, but I loved the songs that Willie made famous. ---->>>

That internal ache is the starting point of country music. If it's a happy song and I can still feel sad in it? That's my favorite. ---->>>

I wake up every day thinking, 'I just can't do it anymore.' There's nothing left to say, and I'm completely dry. And then I get in the room with somebody and they say the right thing, and I'm on again. ---->>>

West Hollywood blew my mind: gay men walking down the street, kissing and holding hands. I'd never imagined there was a place like that. ---->>>

I'm a commercial-minded songwriter. I'm here to make a living and be on the radio. ---->>>

It only took me six months to get a record deal, but it took me 20 years to have a hit. ---->>>

Sometimes you just want to write a party song. ---->>>

The Nashville Network, that's all I would watch as a kid. ---->>>

When I stopped hiding who I am, I started writing hits. ---->>>

When something works on a huge level, everybody does it. ---->>>

If the right idea comes up, and it feels true to talk about somebody being in a truck, and that's the only way to tell the story, then I will reluctantly tell the story that way. ---->>>

One of the greatest tools you have as a songwriter is anonymity. If someone knows too much about the songwriter, they don't get to insert their own characters. I don't want the audience thinking about the gay guy who wrote the song. ---->>>

The truth is, I probably would be dead if I had become a star, because at that point I was so closeted and so afraid of people of finding out I was gay. There was no telling what would have happened.

The truth is, I probably would be dead if I had become a star, because at that point I was so closeted and so afraid of people of finding out I was gay. There was no telling what would have happened.

We'll set up a demo session and try to knock out eight or ten songs and make them sound as close as we can to a record with the money and time we have. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 10-12, 1974
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Occupation: Musician
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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 and Miranda Lambert (wikipedia)