1983 Mac McAnally – Nothing But The Truth

Lyman Corbitt “Mac” McAnally, Jr. (born July 15, 1957) is an American country music singer-songwriter, session musician and record producer. In his career, he has recorded ten studio albums and eight singles. Two of his singles were hits on the Billboard Hot 100, and six more on the Hot Country Songs charts. His ninth chart entry came in late 2008-early 2009 as a guest vocalist on Kenny Chesney’s Number One cover of his 1990 single “Down the Road”. He has also produced for Sawyer Brown and Restless Heart, written several singles for other artists, and is a member of Jimmy Buffett’s backing band, The Coral Reefer Band.

He began playing piano and singing in church at the Belmont First Baptist Church in Belmont, Mississippi as a child, and by age fifteen, he had composed his first song. From there, he went on to become a session musician in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. During a session break, McAnally began to perform original material. The producers there encouraged him, and by 1977 he was signed to Ariola Records. His self-titled debut album produced the single “It’s a Crazy World” which reached No. 37 on the Billboard Hot 100. A second album, No Problem Here, was issued a year later, followed in 1980 by Cuttin’ Corners on RCA Records. These latter two albums produced no chart singles. However, he found success as a songwriter for Jimmy Buffett, in addition to co-writing Alabama’s Number One hit “Old Flame”.

Mac McAnally continued to record even while writing for Buffett. Mac eventually signed with Geffen Records with two albums (Nothin’ but the Truth, which included the single “Minimum Love” which reached No. 41 on the Billboard Hot 100, and Finish Lines) being issued in 1983 and 1988, respectively. He and Walt Aldridge co-wrote Ricky Van Shelton’s 1987 single “Crime of Passion”.


1 How Cool 3:42
2 Middle Man 3:44
On The Line 4:03
4 Minimum Love 3:16
5 Lookin’ For The Good Life 3:46
6 Like Your Mother 3:33
7 The City 3:19
8 Nothin’ But The Truth 3:46
9 Other People Say 3:21
10 Dark Ages 4:13


Bass Mac McAnally
Bass David Hungate
Bass David Hood
Drums James Stroud
Drums Roger Hawkins
Guitar Mac McAnally
Guitar Hugh McCracken
Guitar Kenny Mims
Piano Mac McAnally
Piano Clayton Ivey
Sax Randall Bramblett
Percussion Tom Roady
Background Vocals Lenny LeBlanc
Background Vocals Mike Cunningham
Background Vocals Robert Byrne
Background Vocals Sarah McAnally
Background Vocals Terry Woodford
Vocals Mac McAnally