McAnally said he wanted to extend his heartfelt thanks to everyone in the Mineral Wells community who has supported him throughout this journey. His mother especially wanted to recognize his late grandparents, Wesley and Barbara Sager, who helped raise McAnally through his time at Mineral Wells High School and “just believed in that child every step of the way.”
“It makes me very emotional actually because there’s just been an outpouring of love, especially from out there (in Mineral Wells),”
McAnally said. “It just feels like people have lifted me up in my career. It’s been a long road and this is an awesome moment.
“I’m just so grateful that I’m busy. That works for me. For a long time, I was just trying to be busy in the music business. I certainly am now. It’s a dream every day to wake up and do this. It’s all I ever wanted and anyone that knows me from Mineral Wells knows how obsessed I’ve been with music for ever. They rooted me on and are as much a part of this as anyone. I’ve just got to get up and try to get lucky again.”