Mac Davis was an American country music singer, songwriter, and actor from Texas who was well known for his 1970s single “Baby Don’t Get Hooked on Me”. He released his songs under the labels like “Columbia Records”, “Casablanca Records”, and “MCA Records”. He also portrayed the role of Carl in the American television sitcom “Rodney” from 2004-2006. He had also performed “God Bless The USA” at the 50th Presidental Inaugural Gala on January 19, 1985.
Legendary singer and songwriter, Davis passed away at the age of 78 following a critical illness after performing heart surgery Tuesday night on September 29, 2020. His death was confirmed by his manager via social media sites.
What was Mac Davis famous for?
- Famous as an American country music singer, songwriter, and actor
- Known for his single “Baby Don’t Get Hooked on Me”.
When was Mac Davis born?
Mac Davis was born on January 21, 1942, in Lubbock, Texas, United States. his birth name was Morrwas Mac Davis. American was his nationality. his ethnicity was White while Aquarius was his zodiac sign.
He was born as the second child of T.J. Davis(father) and Edith Irene Davis(mother). His father was very religious and strict and owned an apartment complex “College Courts”. When Mac was in his early teens, his parents got divorced and he lived with his father in Lubbock. He had an elder sister, Linda.
He was raised in his hometown, Lubbock along with his sister. He did his schooling at Lubbock High School. He also used to assist his father in his work. While growing up in Lubbock, he was a very skinny child and used to get beaten by young boys.
He also joined the amateur boxing competition “Golden Gloves” but it did not go well for him. After graduating from high school, he quickly moved to his mother in Atlanta, Georgia to be saved from getting beaten up. Growing up, he became interested in music and wanted to pursue it as his career. Then, he got settled in Atlanta and formed a rock and roll group called “The Zots”. The band released it’s two singles under OEK records.
Then, he left the group and he started working as a regional manager for the Vee-Jay record company. Later, he also worked for Liberty Records. Later, he became an employee of Nancy Sinatra’s company “Boots Enterprwases Inc.” While working in the company, he also played on many ofSinatra’srecordings. His written songs such as “In the Ghetto”, “Friend”, “Lover”, “Woman”, and “Its Such a Lonely Time of Year” got published by Books Enterprwases. The songs received him good acclaims and recognition as a songwriter.
Mac Davis Career: Highlights
- Mac Davis started gaining recognization as a songwriter after his written song “Memories” got recorded by American singer, Elvis Presley.
- Then, he left Boots Enterprises and went on to sign with Columbia Records in 1970.
- He also wrote Elvis Presley’s song “A Little Less Conversation” which released in 1968.
- his other song “Watching Scotty Grow” got recorded by Bobby Goldsboro.
- The song became a No.1 Adult Contemporary success in 1971.
- Then, he started to pursue his career as a country music singer.
- Under the Columbia Records, he released his single “Baby, Don’t Get Hooked on Me” in 1972.
- The song became a huge success for him and sold over one million copies.
- In the year 1974, he also won the Academy of Country Music’s Entertainer of the Year award.
- his other hit songs are “Stop and Smell the Roses”, “One Hell of a Woman”, “Rock ‘N’ Roll”, and “Burnin Thing”.
- In the late 1970s, he got signed by Casablanca Records.
- Then, he released the song “It’s Hard to Be Humble” under the label in 1980.
- It became his first Country music top 10 and a rare top 30 hits in the UK.
- Under the Casablanca Records, hee several hit songs like “Texas in My Rear View Mirror” and “Hooked on Music”.
- On January 19, 1985, he performed “God Bless The USA” at the 50th Presidental Inaugural Gala.
- Prior to his music career, he also was a well-established actor.
- He first made his appearance on his own television variety show on NBC “The Mac Davis Show” as a host from 1974 to 1976.
- In the year 1979, he made his acting debut with the football film “North Dallas Forty”.
- Screen World magazine listed his one of 12 “Promising New Actors of 1979”.
- Then, he played the starring role of Bill Dekker in the 1981 American comedy film “Cheaper to Keep Her”.
- He also had appeared in many TV movies like “The Sting II”, “Brothers in Law”, “For My Daughter’s Honor”, “Angel’s Dance” and “Possums”.
- In the year 2001, he played the role of Sammy Bones in the American comedy-drama film “Jackpot”.
- He also acted as Reverend J.D. Parker in the 2008 American film “Beer for My Horses”.
- Davis also portrayed the role of Waldo Gaines in the American thriller series “The Client” from 1995-1996.
- From 1999-2006, he also gave his voice for the role of Sheriff Buford in the American animated sitcom “King of the Hill”.
- He also appeared in the role of balladeer for the 2000 telefilm “The Dukes of Hazzard in Hollywood”.
- In the same year, he got inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.
- He had made his guest appearance in many TV series like “Webster”, “Tall Tales & Legends”, “Dolly” and “That’70s Show”.
- Davis also portrayed the role of Carl in the American television sitcom “Rodney” from 2004-2006 for 13 episodes.
- In the year 2019, he appeared in an episode for the American anthology drama series “Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings”.
Mac Davis Wife
The American singer-songwriter and actor, Mac Davis was a married man. He had got married three times and had divorced 2 times throughout his life. He was married to Lise Kristen Gerard who worked as a nurse. The couple got married in 1982.
The couple together had two children, Noah Calire and Cody Luke. Previously, he was married to Frank Cook from 1963-1968. They shared a son named, Joel Scott. Then, he got married to Sarah Berg in 1971 and later got divorced in 1976.
Mac Davis Death
World-renowned singer-songwriter Mac Davis passed away at age of 78 on Tuesday night on September 29, 2020, in Nashville, Tennessee. The cause of his death was identified as a critical illness following his heart surgery in Nashville.
Davis’ death was confirmed by his manager also on Monday, September 28, 2020, a statement from Davis’s family was posted to social media sites claiming that his manager saying Davis was critically ill and “your love and prayers will be deeply appreciated at this time”.
Mac Davis is survived by his wife of 38 years, Lise, and sons Scott, Noah, and Cody, along with a number of other relatives, including his mother, Edith. Many of country musicians also reacted to the news of his death via social media sites tweeting about the legend.
Mac Davis Net Worth
Mac Davis had earned a good amount of money from his profession as a singer-songwriter and actor since kicking off his career in the 1970s. He had an estimated net worth of $12 million as of 2020. His net worth included all his property and his present earnings. He was living a luxurious lifestyle with his earnings.
Mac Davis Height
The 78 years aged, Mac Davis had a well-maintained body. At the time of his death, he stood at a height of 5ft 9inches and had a bodyweight of 70kg. He had a fair complexion with brown hair and a pair of green eyes.