The legendary songwriter and country singer Mac Davis has passed away at the age of 78. Davis first got fame after writing hits, A Little Less Conversation, and In The Ghetto for Elvis Presley. As revealed by his manager, Jim Morey, he died following a heart surgery on Tuesday. Morey wrote on the social media platform, Facebook that at the time of his death, he was surrounded by the low of his life and his wife of 38 years, Lise, and his sons, Noah, Scott, and Cody. His manager paid tribute to Davis and described him as a loving father, a loving husband, grandfather, and a great friend. Morey added that he would be missing the laughing about their many adventures on the road and his insightful sense of humor.
The manager also revealed that whenever there is a situation that Davis had to make a hard decision, he often told him to decide himself, and he is going to the golf course. He ended his statement quoting the lines from the Davis song, I Believe in Music. The news of Davis’s passing came days after it has been reported by his family that he has fallen critically ill following the heart surgery he underwent in Nashville.
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Richard Marx, the musician, led the online tributes to Davis and tweeted; his tweet said that this is such a drag. Rest in peace to the incredible #MacDavis. He thanked him for his incredible songs and his kindness to him. It was really an honor to hear him tell his stories.
Davis’s full name is Morris Mac Davis, and he made his debut as a country music artist with his album song of the year 1970, Song Painter. Baby, Don’t Get Hooked On Me, his breakthrough album, was released two years later. Davis, whose hits include One Hell of a Woman, and Stop and Smell the Roses, received worldwide recognition for his contribution to the music and was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1998.
He was also inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2000 and the national songwriters Hall of Fame in the year 2006. In 2013, he topped Billboard’s Dance Club Songs chart as co-writer on Avicii’s “Addicted to You.”