Country singer Mac Davis is critically ailing following coronary heart surgical procedure in Nashville, in accordance with a publish on social media from an account claiming to be run by his household. The publish on Twitter reads: “We are sorry to report that legendary singer/songwriter Mac Davis is critically ailing following coronary heart surgical procedure in Nashville. Your love and prayers might be deeply appreciated at the moment. #PrayForMacDavis. Thank you, The Davis Family.”
Dolly Parton shared the tweet together with the hashtag #PrayForMacDavis:
— Dolly Parton (@DollyParton) September 28, 2020
Some questioned the information because of the new Twitter account on which it was first posted, however Davis’ supervisor Jim Morey additionally posted the assertion from the singer’s household to his Facebook account. The similar assertion has additionally been shared on the official Mac Davis Instagram.
The 78-year-old Davis, born Morris Mac Davis in Lubbock, Texas, turned properly often called a rustic singer within the Seventies, particularly with songs like “Baby, Don’t Get Hooked on Me” and “Stop and Smell the Roses.” He received the Academy of Country Music (ACM) Award for Entertainer of the Year in 1974 and in 2006, was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
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Davis First Gained Recognition as a Songwriter for the Sinatras & Elvis Presley Before Becoming a Successful Country Singer
Davis was born in Lubbock, Texas, and moved to Atlanta after his highschool commencement, in accordance with his bio within the Songwriters Hall of Fame. He studied at Emory University and Georgia State College, the place he fashioned a band that will play at school events and Atlanta-area golf equipment. In the late Sixties, Davis started gaining recognition as a songwriter, primarily for hits he wrote for Elvis Presley resembling “Memories,” “Don’t Cry Daddy” and “In the Ghetto.” Arguably his greatest hit for Presley, “A Little Less Conversation,” got here in 1968.
Davis then went on to pursue a rustic music profession and received the ACM Entertainer of the Year Award in 1975. According to Taste of Country, Davis has had six singles that hit the Top 10 on the Hot Country Songs chart.
Davis has written for a lot of totally different artists previously a long time, as his Songwriters Hall of Fame bio factors out:
Kenny Rogers,Dolly Parton, Bobby Goldsboro, Gallery, O.C. Smith, Freddie Hart, Ray Price and Lou Rawls. … In 2010, Davis paired up with Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo to put in writing ‘Time Flies,’ and in 2013 penned ‘Addicted to You’ for Avicii’s debut studio album True. In 2015 he received a BMI Pop Award as a co-writer for Bruno Mars’s single ‘Young Girls.’
Davis Also Pursued a Career Beyond Music, Appearing in TV Shows & Movies
Davis appeared in a number of TV exhibits and flicks, changing into an all-around entertainer previously few a long time. He had a TV sequence on NBC, The Mac Davis Show, which ran from 1974 to 1976, his bio reads. He made his movie debut in 1979 reverse Nick Nolte within the acclaimed soccer film North Dallas Forty. On the massive display screen, he had roles in Cheaper to Keep Her, The Sting II and Possums.
He appeared in numerous TV sequence, specifically a recurring position on the sitcom Rodney, the place he performed Rodney Carrington’s father-in-law. Davis appeared on the Broadway stage as properly, taking part in the title position within the play “Will Rogers Follies,” which he carried out in New York City and through a nationwide tour. Most just lately, he appeared in Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings in 2019, his IMDB credit show.