Mac Davis, the 70s Country Music Star Dies at 78 Following Heart Surgery

Mac Davis, the 70s country music star dies at 78 following heart surgery
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Mac Davis was one of the 70s music sensations and will always be remembered for writing hit songs for Elvis Presley. The man was 78, when he died after heart surgery.

After the news of the musician’s health was out in the media, he received loved and best wishes from several country stars. Dolly Parton was one of them who said she was praying for his good health.

Mac Davis dies following heart surgery

Mac Davis was hospitalized in Nashville and breathed his last on Tuesday, September 29. Soon after, Jim Morey, his manager, gave the reports to the media. The singer was critically ill and had to undergo surgery. Unfortunately, the surgery didn’t help him recover. The musician had his family by his side. Davis and wife Lise were married for 38 years and have three sons Cody, Scott, and Noah.

Remembering Davis for his musical journey

Davis was a native from Texas who made it big during the 60s. He wrote songs for Elvis that quickly became a hit. Some of them to name are “Memories,” “In the Ghetto,” Don’t Cry Daddy,” A Little Less Conversation,” and more. All of these were superhits not only for Presley but for the songwriter as well.

Davis also wrote Kenny Rogers & the First Edition and then launched his individual career during 70s. His very starting song got him the Grammy nomination for “Baby Don’t Get Hooked on Me.”

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The song became successful in pop charts and country numbers, but Mac was mainly known for his country music. In 1974, Davis won the Academy of Country Music’s Entertainer of the Year.

We remember Davis for numbers like “One Hell of a Woman” and “Stop and Smell the Roses” as well. However, the one you can’t miss would be “It’s Hard to be Humble,” the novelty song of 1980.

When Mac’s music career was at its peak, he starred in his television variety show between 1974 and 1976. Later, he made a debut with a film related to 1979, named “North Dallas Forty.” Nick Nolte was also a part of the cast.

The star was also hosted one episode of “The Muppet Show” and later appeared in “The Sting II.” Davis is known to be a part of several movie and TV projects throughout the last three decades. The country music star was honored with the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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