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Mac Davis Passes Away On Sept 29 2020
Following open-heart surgery in Nashville
By John Gavin, Wednesday, September 30, 2020

 

ASMacDavisDiesat78Sept302020.jpegAmerican Icon Mac Davis passed away in Nashville on Tuesday Sept 29 at age 78 following open-heart surgery.

During a five-decade career, Davis made his mark as a songwriter, recording artist, film actor, Vegas Headliner, Broadway musical star, television personality and music publisher.

Here are some highlites of his amazing career:

*His classic written songs:

In The Ghetto-Baby Don't Get Hooked On Me-Stop and Smell The Roses-A Little Less Conversation-I Believe In Music-Something's Burning and It's Hard To Be Humble.

*Music Artists who recorded his written songs:

Elvis Presley-Johnny Cash-Dolly Parton-Bruno Mars-Kenny Rogers-Glen Campbell-Avicii-Andy Williams-Conway Twitty-Tom Jones-Bobby Blue Bland-Tammy Wynette-Weezer and Merle Haggard are just a few of the many artists.

*He released 20 albums and charted more than 40 singles. He earned 5 Gold Record Awards and 2 Platinum sales honors.

*Between 1970 and 1990 he consistently sang top-10 hits in the pop, country and adult-contemporary formats.

*He was a 2006 inductee into the National Songwriters Hall of Fame and received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the Georgia Music Hall of Fame. He is among the handful of songwriters who have been honored with a BMI Icon Award.

*He was named the Academy of Country Music's Entertainer of the Year in 1974.

Mac is survived by his wife of 38 years Lise and 3 sons.

He will be buried in his hometown of Lubbock, Texas and in nod of his song, Texas In My Rear View Mirror, he will be wearing his jeans.

 

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