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Coral Reefer Band

Mac McAnally

Mac McAnally was born in Belmont, Mississippi. He’s a musician, songwriter and record producer. He has written songs for Alabama, Sawyer Brown, David Allan Coe, Linda Davis, Ricky Van Shelton, Shenandoah, and others.

Mac scored his biggest hit single in 1977 when his song “It’s a Crazy World” peaked at #37 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Jimmy Buffett has recorded a number of his songs (Jimmy co-wrote some) including: “In the City”, “Coast of Carolina”, “License to Chill”, “It’s My Job”, “Semi-True Stories”, “Changing Channels”, “Last Man Standing”, “Tonight I Just Need My Guitar”, and a few others.

Mac’s only Top 40 country music single, “Back Where I Come From”, was later recorded by Kenny Chesney and appeared on Chesney’s album titled “Me and You”.

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Album Credits (Jimmy Buffett albums)
Year Album Title Credit Notes
1981 Coconut Telegraph Background Vocals on “It’s my Job”
1984 Riddles In The Sand Background Vocals
1990 Feeding Frenzy Guitars & Vocals
1992 Boats, Beaches, Bars & Ballads Guitars and Vocals on Everlasting Moon
1994 Fruitcakes Guitar, Vocals
1996 Banana Wind Acoustic Guitar, Mandolin, Vocals
1996 Christmas Island Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
1998 Don’t Stop The Carnival Vocals, Hippolyte Lamartine
1999 Beach House on the Moon Guitar, Vocals
1999 Buffett Live – Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays Guitar, Vocals
2002 Far Side Of The World Guitar, Mandolin, Piano, Vocals
2003 Meet Me In Margaritaville Guitar, Vocals
2003 Live in Las Vegas, NV Guitar, Vocals
2003 Live in Auburn, WA Guitar, Vocals
2004 Live in Cincinnati, OH Guitar, Vocals
2004 Live in Mansfield, MA Guitar, Vocals
2004 License to Chill Guitar, Mandolin, Vocals, Background Vocals
2005 Live In Hawaii Guitar, Vocals
2005 Live at Fenway Park Guitar, Vocals
2006 Hoot (Movie Soundtrack) Guitar, Background Vocals
2006 Live at Wrigley Field (DVD) Guitar, Background Vocals
2006 Take the Weather With You Guitars, Mandolin, Vocals
2006 Live At Wrigley Field (CD) Guitar, Background Vocals
2007 Live at Texas Stadium Guitars, Mandolin, Vocals Coral Reefer Band
2007 Live in Anguilla Guitar, Vocals

Tours (with the Coral Reefer Band)
Year Tour Name Credit Notes
1994 Fruitcakes Tour Guitar, Background Vocals
1995 Domino College Tour Guitar, Background Vocals
1996 Banana Wind Tour Guitar, Background Vocals
1997 Havana Daydreamin’ Tour Guitar, Background Vocals
1998 Don’t Stop The Carnival Tour Guitar, Background Vocals
1999 Beach House On The Moon Tour Guitar, Background Vocals
2000 Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays Tour Guitar, Background Vocals
2001 A Beach Odyssey Tour Guitar, Background Vocals
2002 Far Side of the World Tour Guitar, Background Vocals
2003 Tiki Time Tour Guitar, Background Vocals
2004 License To Chill Tour Guitar, Background Vocals
2005 A Salty Piece Of Land Tour Guitar, Background Vocals
2006 Party At The End Of The World Tour Guitar, Background Vocals
2007 Bama Breeze Tour Guitar, Background Vocals
2008 The Year of Still Here Tour Guitar, Background Vocals
2009 Summerzcool Tour Guitar, Background Vocals
Special Appearances
Date Show Info Credit Notes

Solo and Other Albums

Year Album Title  
2006
Cuttin’ Corners [IMPORT]
2004
Semi-True Stories
1999
No Problem Here
1999
Word of Mouth
1994
Knots
1992
Live and Learn
1977
Mac McAnally