LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) – World-renowned Lubbock singer-songwriter Mac Davis has died, a day after reports of serious illness after heart surgery in Nashville, director says by Davis
A statement from the Davis family was posted on social media accounts Monday claiming to represent Davis and his manager, saying Davis was gravely ill and « your love and prayers will be deeply appreciated at this time.at ????
On Tuesday, Davis’ manager announced that he had passed away at 78, surrounded by the love of his life and his 38-year-old wife, Lise, and sons Scott, Noah and Codyâ ??? ?
Morris Mac Davis was born in Lubbock on January 21, 1942 He graduated from Lubbock High School at age 16 After graduating, he moved to Atlanta, Georgia, where his mother lived, out of Lubbock
Davis first found success as a songwriter, writing songs for stars like Elvis Presley, Kenny Rogers, Freddie Hart, Ray Price, Dolly Parton, Rascal Flatts, and more.
Some of the songs he has written and recorded include “Baby Donâ ???? t Get Hooked On Me ”and his hit song,“ Texas In My Rearview Mirror ”, ends with the following line:“ When I die you can bury me in Lubbock, Texas, in my jeans ”
After numerous TV specials, Davis was named the Academy of Country Music Artist of the Year.
On the big screen, Davis watched in « North Dallas Forty, » « â ???? The Sting II, â ?? – Cheaper at Keeper – and – Possumsâ ????
Davis was inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame, Texas Country Music Hall of Fame, Nashville Sing-Writers Hall of Fame
And in August 2004, the town of Lubbock honored the singer by giving his name to a street, « Mac Davis Lane » and proclaimed July 31 Mac Davis Day in Lubbock
In 1992, Davis portrayed Will Rogers on Broadway in â ???? Will Rogers Folliesâ ???? and in The National Touring Company
In addition to being an actor, Davis was the voice behind many voice overs and he also hosted a live radio show in Los Angeles, performing classic county and interviewing singers / songwriters from across the country.
Very sad tonight! Just heard this legendary singer, songwriter and actor Mac Davis passed away after heart surgery I grew up watching The Mac Davis show and loving his talent It’s heartbreaking!
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