Country Legend Mac Davis Dies After Surgery at 78

Singer-songwriter Mac Davis, who wrote some of Elvis Presley’s biggest hits, died at 78. According to a tweet from his family, Davis became “critically ill following heart surgery in Nashville,” and his manager confirmed his death Tuesday.  

Born in Lubbock, Texas, in 1942, Davis penned chart topping hits for Elvis Presley during the 60’s and 70’s including “In The Ghetto,” “Memories,” and smash “A Little Less Conversation.”

He wrote hits that launched his own singing career into the top 10 with 1972’s “Baby Don’t Get Hooked on Me,” “Stop and Smell the Roses,” and “One Hell of a Woman.” 

In 1974, he beat out Lorretta Lynn for the Academy of Country Music’s Entertainer of the Year and went on to host NBC’s “The Mac Davis Show,” which led to hosting yearly recurring Christmas specials on the network into the 80’s.  

Davis had a final string of hits in the 80’s with “It’s Hard to Be Humble” and “Texas in My Rearview Mirror,” then debuted in movie theaters beside Nick Nolte in the comedy North Dallas Forty. In later years, he guest starred on King of the Hill, That ‘70s Show, and 8 Simple Rules, with a final appearance in Netflix’s Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings in 2019.    

He collaborated with the late EDM performer Avicii in 2013.“We’ve done two songs together, it’s a trip,” the artist said about Davis. “He comes from an era that really doesn’t exist anymore, especially in lyrics.”

He is survived by his third wife Lise Gerard and his three children.  

Celebrity mourners paid their respects to Davis on social media.  

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RealAmerican
RealAmerican
5 months ago

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bob d
bob d
5 months ago
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vladimir
vladimir
5 months ago
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kbhret
kbhret
5 months ago

Sympathies to Mac’s family.
(If I’m having ANY kind of heart surgery….I’m going to the Cleveland Clinic.)

Tom Brown
Tom Brown
5 months ago

RIP, Mac Davis. You made me smile on some song, and always enjoyed them. Thanks.

Yvette
Yvette
5 months ago

RIP Mac! My parents us to listen to you all the time. I may not know your music but I probably would remember it if I heard it again!!

vladimir
vladimir
5 months ago

Amazing, the doctors killed Mac and they don’t claim it is a globalists and globalist puppet $oro$ and globalist puppet democrat criminal party and globalist media, coronavirus scam death . . . . .

Linda
Linda
5 months ago

RIP Mac! Such a great talent and personality. You will be missed.

vladimir
vladimir
5 months ago

Doctor malpractice kills more people than the globalists and globalist puppet $oro$ and globalist puppet democrat criminal party and globalist media, coronavirus scam .