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Shane McAnally Could Win a GRAMMY

Shane McAnally is nominated for Songwriter of the Year at the 2024 GRAMMY Awards. The songwriter co-wrote “We Don’t Fight Anymore,” by Chris Stapleton and Carly Pearce, among other hit songs of the past year. He also co-wrote the music and lyrics to the Broadway musical, “Shucked,” which is up for Best Musical Theater Album.

McAnally’s work this year also includes Sam Hunt’s “Start Nowhere,” “Come Back to Me” with Brandy Clark, and Old Dominion’s “I Should Have Married You.” All this hard work is what qualified him for a nomination in the new-ish Songwriter category.

In an interview with American Songwriter, McAnally discussed the importance of this category:

I think it says that songwriters matter,” he said, “to figure out how to honor songwriters without leaving people out. I think them making the attempt to get it right is huge.

It was a great feeling because talk about not being attached or worried about something,” McAnally continued. “That was something that was this incredible cherry on top, so I’d love to win. But I certainly am so happy to be in the conversation.

Shane McAnally and the 2024 GRAMMYs

McAnally’s nominations this year are not his first. In fact, he’s already won three GRAMMY Awards. One for Best Country Song for Kacey Musgraves’ “Merry Go Round,” one for Best Country Album for Musgraves’ Same Trailer Different Park, and another Best Country Song for Kacey Musgraves’ “Space Cowboy.”

In the same interview with American Songwriter, McAnally again emphasized the important message this category sends:

I have Grammys and I hold them very close to my heart, they mean the world to me,” he told American Songwriter. “I wanted them my whole life. When I won the first Grammy, I felt a great deal of relief that happened. But all of my Grammys have someone else’s name on them with my name underneath, and that’s okay, that’s what I signed up for. But I sure do love the idea of having one with a songwriter’s name at the top.

The 2024 GRAMMYs are taking place on Sunday, February 4th, at Arena in Los Angeles. The award show airs live (8 PM EST) on the CBS Television Network. It is also streaming on Paramount+.

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