Mac Davis

Real Name:
Morris Mac Davis
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US country and pop singer / songwriter and actor born January 21, 1942 in Lubbock, Texas. Died September 29, 2020 in Nashville, Tennessee.

He was responsible for one of the biggest hits of Elvis Presley, "In The Ghetto", (although he wrote that under the pseudonym Scott Davis, using the given name of his son during a short timespan to avoid confusion with songwriter Mack David) and "A Little Less Conversation". He was a prolific writer of songs for Dolly Parton, Kenny Rogers and Bobby Goldsboro, amongst others.

He graduated from Lubbock High School in Texas and attended Emory University and Georgia State College. During this period, he formed his own rock band and performed on the Atlanta night club circuit while cutting a few singles which included "Honey Love" (1963) under the Vee-Jay label with who be became a regional manager. Davis made a name for himself in the industry, initially as a writer of several songs recorded by Elvis Presley, among them "A Little Less Conversation" (1968, along with Billy Strange) "In the Ghetto" (1969) and "Memories" (1969, also with Billy Strange), prior to going on to a successful career as a solo artist. After signing a contract with the Columbia label, he earned a gold record with "Baby, Don't Get Hooked On Me" (1972, which achieved a number one placing on the charts) and had further Top 20 hits with "One Hell of a Woman" (1974), "Stop and Smell the Roses" (1974) and "Rock N' Roll (I Gave You the Best Years of My Life)" (1974). He hosted his own television series "The Mac Davis Show" (1974 to 1976) and appeared in several films among them "North Dallas Forty" (1979), as well as other TV programs. He was honored with a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame in 1998 for his work as a recording artist and in 2006, he was inducted into the Songwriter's Hall of Fame. He died from heart related issues.

Inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2000 and into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2006.
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Albums

CS 9969 Mac Davis - Song Painter album art Mac Davis Song Painter (Album) Columbia CS 9969 Canada 1970 Sell This Version
C 30926 Mac Davis - I Believe In Music album art Mac Davis I Believe In Music (Album) Columbia C 30926 US 1971 Sell This Version
PCA 31770 Mac Davis - Baby Don't Get Hooked On Me album art Mac Davis Baby Don't Get Hooked On Me (Album) Columbia PCA 31770 US 1972 Sell This Version
S 65572 Mac Davis - Mac Davis album art Mac Davis Mac Davis (Album) Columbia S 65572 UK 1973 Sell This Version
CA 32582 Mac Davis - Stop And Smell The Roses album art Mac Davis Stop And Smell The Roses (Album) Columbia CA 32582 Canada 1974 Sell This Version
SOPO 92 Mac Davis - All The Love In The World album art Mac Davis All The Love In The World (Album) Columbia SOPO 92 Japan 1974 Sell This Version
RL 33-5 Mac Davis - All The Love In The World / David Essex album art Mac Davis / David Essex Mac Davis / David Essex - All The Love In The World / David Essex(LP, Transcription) AFRTS RL 33-5 US 1974 Sell This Version
PC 33551 Mac Davis - Burnin' Thing album art Mac Davis Burnin' Thing (Album) Columbia PC 33551 US 1975 Sell This Version
SPB-4024 Mac Davis - Mac Davis Sings album art Mac Davis Mac Davis Sings (Album) Trip SPB-4024 US 1975 Sell This Version
PC 34105 Mac Davis - Forever Lovers album art Mac Davis Forever Lovers (Album) CBS, CBS PC 34105 US 1976 Sell This Version
PC 34313 Mac Davis - Thunder In The Afternoon album art Mac Davis Thunder In The Afternoon (Album) Columbia PC 34313 US 1977 Sell This Version
PC 35284 Mac Davis - Fantasy album art Mac Davis Fantasy (Album) Columbia PC 35284 Canada 1978 Sell This Version
NBLP 7239 Mac Davis - Texas In My Rear View Mirror album art Mac Davis Texas In My Rear View Mirror (Album) Casablanca NBLP 7239 US 1980 Sell This Version
NBL 57207 Mac Davis - It's Hard To Be Humble album art Mac Davis It's Hard To Be Humble (Album) Casablanca NBL 57207 US 1980 Sell This Version
AW 14187 Mac Davis - Honey Love album art Mac Davis Honey Love(LP) Koala (3) AW 14187 US 1980 Sell This Version
NBL8 7257 Mac Davis - Midnight Crazy album art Mac Davis Midnight Crazy (Album) Casablanca NBL8 7257 US 1981 Sell This Version
PLP 49 Mac Davis - Beginning album art Mac Davis Beginning(LP, Album) Plantation Records PLP 49 US 1981 Sell This Version
NBLP 7274 Mac Davis - Forty 82 album art Mac Davis Forty 82 (Album) Casablanca NBLP 7274 US 1982 Sell This Version
SN 7165 Mac Davis - Little Touch Of Love album art Mac Davis Little Touch Of Love(LP, Album) Accord (2) SN 7165 US 1982 Sell This Version
FC-38950 Mac Davis - Who's Lovin' You album art Mac Davis Who's Lovin' You(LP, Album) Columbia FC-38950 US 1983 Sell This Version
25S-201 Mac Davis - Soft Talk album art Mac Davis Soft Talk (Album) Casablanca 25S-201 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
MCA-5590 Mac Davis - Till I Made It With You album art Mac Davis Till I Made It With You (Album) MCA Records MCA-5590 US 1985 Sell This Version
MCA-5718 Mac Davis - Somewhere In America album art Mac Davis Somewhere In America (Album) MCA Records MCA-5718 US 1986 Sell This Version
CK 64444 Mac Davis - Will Write Songs For Food album art Mac Davis Will Write Songs For Food (Album) Columbia CK 64444 US 1994 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

1227 Mac Davis - I'm A Poor Loser album art Mac Davis I'm A Poor Loser (Single) Jamie 1227 US 1962 Sell This Version

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vobo63

vobo63

July 17, 2015
I think, there is something wrong with the description of this artist.
Real name is Morris Mac Davis. Scott Davis is one of his sons!
Please correct this. See: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mac_Davis

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