Shane McAnally has won Grammy Awards, Country Music Association Awards, Academy of Country Music Awards, and Music Row Awards. He has written for Reba, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Florida Georgia Line, The Band Perry, Kelly Clarkson, Kacey Musgraves, and many more. He has produced tracks and albums for Clarkson, Musgraves, Sam Hunt, and Old Dominion. In other words, McAnally has done it all and has done it all amazingly well.
Today, a new worldwide administrative and creative services deal between McAnally and Kobalt Music Publishing was announced. The deal will encompass all of McAnally’s new work from July 2014, while also retaining work from 2009-2012 (which Kobalt would have had by virtue of a previous deal with McAnally). Any and all work produced by McAnally’s own publishing company, SMACKSongs, will also be a part of the new deal.
In discussing the deal, McAnally stated:
Kobalt’s model is one that is often imitated, but has yet to be perfected by anyone else. The combination of their incredible creative team along with the accuracy and reach of their collection methods, make them an undeniable perfect partner for me and the Smack family. We are all very excited to be working together again!
Kobalt Senior VP, Creative (Nashville) Whitney Daane added:
The opportunity to work with Shane McAnally again, as well as to partner with the team at SMACKSongs, is fantastic. We started this journey with Shane in 2009, and to be a part of the profound impact he has had on contemporary country music and help him continue to expand his career as both a writer and producer is thrilling. His talent and passion for music are inspirational.
Congratulations to Shane McAnally on his new deal with Kobalt, and congratulations to Kobalt and inking a deal with a songwriting sensation in McAnally. It seems as though this partnership is one made in country music heaven.