Legendary Singer, Songwriter and Actor Mac Davis Passes Away at 78

Sad night for music fans. First we heard about the loss of Helen Reddy and now legendary singer, songwriter and actor Mac Davis. Davis passed away in Nashville following open-heart surgery, he was 78.

Name it and Mac Davis did it. Davis had songs that he performed and songs that he wrote for super-stars on the top of the charts. He wrote, acted, headlined in Vegas, performed on Broadway and was a music publisher.

Among his classic songs are

  • “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.”

Wrote and recorded with the biggest names in music

  • Elvis Presley
  • Johnny Cash
  • Dolly Parton
  • Kenny Rogers
  • Glen Campbell
  • Andy Williams
  • Conway Twitty
  • Tom Jones
  • Bruno Mars
  • Tammy Wynette
  • Weezer
  • and Merle Haggard.

Davis recorded 20 albums and charted more than 40 singles. Between 1970 and 1990, he consistently sang top-10 hits in the pop, country and adult-contemporary formats.

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