What is Shane McAnally’s Net Worth in 2019 and How Does He Make His Money?

Shane McAnally released a successful album as an artist; however, he chose to pursue a songwriting career. It paid off, and McAnally has won several awards including Grammys and American Country Music Awards. Billboard named him Songwriter of the Year in 2015, and he recently landed a spot on NBC’s SongLand. What is Shane McAnally’s net worth?

Shane McAnally's net worth
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Shane McAnally’s background

He was born October 12, 1974, in Mineral Wells, Texas and started writing songs at the age of six. He then began performing them in local clubs at 12-years-old. McAnally also appeared on a talent show, Star Search, singing “Sometimes When We Touch” by Dan Hill. At 15, he landed a spot as a featured performer at the Texans Theater in Missouri. McAnally then went back to Texas and performed at several music festivals. McAnally attended the University of Texas to study accounting until he moved to Nashville, Tennessee to pursue music.

Shortly after arriving in Nashville and performing on the famous Bluebird stage, Curb Music Publishing signed him in 1999. He continued writing songs until he met Rich Herring, a producer. They worked together to create McAnally’s song, titled “Just One Touch.” The song led to him receiving a recording contract and publishing deal.

Shane McAnally’s Grammy-winning music career

Well-known producers including Brian Ahern, Anne Murray, Mark Bright, and Emmylou Harris all collaborated for McAnally’s self-titled debut album in 2000. The album did well, and three singles hit the country charts, including “Are Your Eyes Still Blue,” which peaked at number 31 in the top 40. However, McAnally felt more drawn to songwriting than performing.

In 2001, McAnally moved to Los Angeles where he came out as gay. He also wrote and produced several songs for the soundtrack of independent film Shelter under the name Shane Mack in 2007. McAnally moved back to Nashville shortly after the film’s release and focused on a songwriting career for country artists.

His first songwriting success came from the opening track of Lee Ann Womack’s Call Me Crazy, in 2008 titled “Last Call.” In the following two years, McAnally wrote for LeAnn Rimes, Luke Bryan, Reba McEntire, Kenny Chesney, and more. His most success comes from working with a co-writer of his, Kacey Musgraves, who also performs music.

McAnally co-wrote and co-produced the majority of Musgraves’ album Same Trailer Different Park in 2013. The album became a huge success, and McAnally won two Grammys and two American Country Music Awards for his work.

McAnally initially married Michael Baum in September 2012, but they legally married in 2017. They also have two kids together, Dash and Dylan.

He has been nominated for several awards and has won three Grammy Awards, two Academy of Country Music Awards, and one Country Music Association Award. He also won CMT Artist of the Year, one Academy of Country Music Award, and an AIMP Nashville Award. Billboard also named him Songwriter of the Year in 2015.

McAnally recently joined Jason Owen, music industry veteran, to reboot Monument Records, a record label under Sony Music. They relaunched the label in 2017 and have signed singer-songwriter Caitlyn Smith and Alabama artist Walker Hayes.

What is Shane McAnally’s net worth?

Shane McAnally’s net worth is an estimated $2 million. It grew significantly in 2018, so his current net worth is still under review.