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Hear the Cinnamon Shore Theme Song!

Mark McKinney appeared on the Cinnamon Shore stage during Port A Live Music Fest!

During he set, he sang the official theme song we commissioned when we launched Cinnamon Shore South.

 Lyrics say: “I’ll take it all day, this way/Give me some more … Cinnamon Shore.”

Texas country music artist Mark McKinney says that being at Cinnamon Shore is  “like living in a summer song.” We recognize truth when we hear it, and we’re thrilled he’s put his singer-songwriter skills to work creating such an accurate, first-ever theme song for us! We wanted a true, foot-stomping country music tune that celebrates beach living and the Cinnamon Shore lifestyle. Years later we're still humming along.

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Great lyrics and sing-along fun

“I was trying to paint the feeling of being down there. I love Port A, and I love Cinnamon Shore,” says the West Texas native. A resident of Austin for 25 years, he’s gotten to know Port Aransas well, especially after marrying a native, his wife, Cassie. The couple comes down regularly to see family and to vacation. Cassie works in the music industry, booking acts at Port A’s Third Coast Theater, and Mark plays at Cinnamon Shore often. He knows all too well that feeling of working in the bright lights-big city vibe of Austin and longing to get down to the Texas Coast. 

“I wanted the song to be catchy, but I didn’t want it to sound like a commercial,” he says. “I wanted it to be a song that just makes you want to get back down to the beach,” he says. It starts with the experience of arriving in Port Aransas, from the time you "hit the ferry” to getting to your “Mustang Island sanctuary.” 

Listen to 'Cinnamon Shore,' Written Just for Us!


Clever lyrics capture all the sensations beach lovers relish, including sinking into that beach chair at Cinnamon Shore. Mark says he’s already heard positive feedback from program directors in the radio business as the song makes the rounds. And he’ll be playing it in sets from Texas to Ireland, where he'll travel later this year. “I’ll tell them all about Cinnamon Shore,” he says. “I’ll probably play this song for years to come.” 

Published on Friday, August 25, 2023

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