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Songwriter and Coral Reefer Band Member Mac McAnally Suffers Heart Attack

by VVN Music

Mac McAnally, the country songwriter and member of Jimmy Buffett's Coral Reefer Band, is resting at home in Nashville after suffering a heart attack.

McAnally had the attack on Monday night, less than a week after tying Chet Atkins for the most Musician of the Year trophies (nine) at the CMA Awards.

According to his publicist, he was treated at the hospital and released to go home where he will be resting in the near term. "He's going to be back to work really soon."

Buffett wrote on social media on Thursday (November 16):

OK, by now, most folks have heard about Mac's heart attack, which was a little more serious than a Big Mac attack. He is fine now and stable and should leave the hospital tomorrow, which is great news for all of us. Sadly he will not make the hurricane benefit this Sunday in Tallahassee, but while I was working on the set of "The Beach Bum", in Miami on Tuesday, Snoop said he would try and work up "Little Martha". I will keeep you posted on his progress. No, I am not the beach bum in the movie. He is played by Matthew McConaughey. I am JB, Snoop's writing partner. Movie is directed by Harmony Korine. Coming soon to a theatre new you! Fins Up. JB

McAnally has released over a dozen solo albums and reached number 14 in 1990 on the Country Singles with "Back Where I Come From".  Among songs he written for other artists are "All These Years", "The Boys and Me", "Thank God For You" and "This Time" for Sawyer Brown, "Down the Road" for Kenny Chesney, "Old Flame" for Alabama, "Two Dozen Roses" for Shenandoah and "You're My First Lady" for T.G. Sheppard.