A Songwriter Is Out and Riding High in Nashville
By JODY ROSEN
Shane McAnally, who has helped write seven country No. 1 songs in recent years, found that his creativity flourished after he stopped hiding that he was gay.
“When I stopped hiding who I am, I started writing hits,” said Shane McAnally, at his home in Nashville.
This article has been revised to reflect the following correction:
Correction: May 24, 2013
An earlier version of this article included multiple misspellings of Shane McAnally’s surname.