MusicRowLife: Shane McAnally, Michael McAnally Baum Make Marriage Legal

Pictured (L-R): Michael McAnally Baum, Megan Barry, Shane McAnally

Songwriter/producer Shane McAnally and longtime life-partner and SMACK COO Michael McAnally Baum were married by Nashville Mayor Megan Barry at 9:30 this morning. The service made their marriage legal and follows a commitment ceremony the couple had at Maroma Beach Resort on the Mexican Riviera in September 2012, which was officiated by Josh Osborne and attended by close family and friends including Kacey Musgraves, Brandy Clark, and Trevor Rosen of Old Dominion.

The couple’s four-year-old twins, Dash Ryan and Dylan Brook McAnally, attended this morning’s milestone. They ended the ceremony with a family kiss and will celebrate the 20th of January as their family anniversary.

McAnally is a CMA and Grammy Award Winning Songwriter/Producer and his longtime life-partner Baum is music business executive and Chief Operating Officer at SMACK (home to SMACKSongs and SMACKPublishing in Nashville, Tenn.)

“Five years ago we were married on a beach in Mexico surrounded by the ones we love,” shares the couple, “While forever bound in our hearts, we were not legally bound because our government didn’t recognize our union at that time. Today, marriage certificate in hand, we stand with our two beautiful children as a modern American family and say ‘love is love.’ We continue in the hope and belief that open minds and accepting hearts will always conquer fear.”

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