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US News Country Singer and In The Ghetto Songwriter Mac Davis Is Dead

12:25  30 september  2020
12:25  30 september  2020 Source:   rollingstone.de

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Mac Davis , the country songwriter who penned In The Ghetto and A Little Less Conversation for It's with a heavy heart that I announce the passing of Mac Davis . He was surrounded by the love of Born Scott Davis on 21 January, 1942, the singer - songwriter grew up in Buddy Holly's hometown of

Mac Davis , the country singer and songwriter of Elvis Presley's " In the Ghetto ," has died at 78. A member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame and the National Songwriters Hall of Fame, Davis also had his songs recorded by Kenny Rogers, Glen Campbell, Bobby Goldsboro, and the soft-rock

Before Mac Davis took off as a country musician with songs like Baby Don't Get Hooked On Me, he wrote some of Elvis Presley's best songs.

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Before Mac Davis took off as a country musician with songs like "Baby Don't Get Hooked On Me", he wrote some of the best songs by Elvis Presley.

“Memories”, “In the Ghetto”, “A Little Less Conversation” and “Don't Cry Daddy”: Mac Davis wrote these now legendary songs for Elvis Presley and made a name for himself in one at the end of the 1960s radically changing music world.

Now the country veteran, who made his debut as a singer-songwriter with his first studio album "Song Painter" in 1970, died on Tuesday (29 September) at the age of 78 from complications from a heart operation.

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Mac Davis , renowned for writing such hits as “ In the Ghetto ” and “A Little Less Conversation” for Elvis Presley, as well as commanding his own five-decade career that spanned stage and BMI Country Awards Honor Icon Mac Davis , 'Monster Songwriter ' Rodney Clawson. In addition to Presley, among

In the Ghetto Performed by Singer / Songwriter Joey Sanguine Songwriters : Mac Davis In the Ghetto lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music

's longtime manager Jim Morey wrote in a statement: “Mac Davis has been my client for over 40 years and, more importantly, my best friend. He was a music legend, but his most important work was fulfilled as a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. I'll miss laughing at our many adventures together and his empathetic sense of humor. ”

Mac Davis came to Elvis Presley through Frank Sinatra.

Davis was born on January 21, 1942 in Lubbock, Texas, and began his music career in Atlanta at Nancy Sinatra's Boots Enterprises, Inc, before becoming the head of a Liberty Records sub-label.

Through Frank Sinatra, Davis came into contact with Elvis Presley. By then he had already written songs for Lou Rawls and Glen Campbell. But meeting Presley would change his life. He wrote numerous hits for the King, including one of the most important in Elvis ‘career:" In The Ghetto ".

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Mac Davis was a country music singer - songwriter , who had a big success early in his career with his song " In the Ghetto ," when it was recorded by Elvis

Mac Davis is a well known singer , songwriter , and actor. He most notably wrote songs for Elvis Presley. As an employee of Nancy Sinatra's company, Boots Enterprises, he wrote a handful of songs . He was able to publish songs including " In the Ghetto ", "Home", and "Memories".

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With“ In The Ghetto ”Davis, he said in an interview in 2004, wanted to describe a vicious circle:" I wrote about urban areas where poor people lived and couldn't get out. They were stuck there, and everyone Moved to the suburbs. "

Davis continues on the meaning of the play:" I grew up with a little kid whose dad worked with my dad and he was a black boy. I remember he was one of my best friends But he lived in a (terrible) part of town, and I couldn't figure out why they had to live where they lived and we were allowed to live where we lived. ”

Mac Davis also became a TV star,

Mac Davis always remained an accomplished songwriter for other performers, including in the course of his life Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton, Tom Jones , Johnny Cash and a few years ago even Bruno Mars .He had such a name for himself as early as the early 1970s according to t that he got his own late night show ("I Believe in Music", later also "The Mac Davis Show") on NBC.

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Davis ’ official social accounts report that the singer We are sorry to report that legendary singer / songwriter Mac Davis is critically ill following heart A native of Lubbock, Texas, Davis got his break as a songwriter in 1969 when Elvis Presley recorded his works " In the Ghetto ," "Memories"

Mac Davis was born on January 21, 1942 in Lubbock, Texas, USA as Morris Mac Davis . Kenny Rogers, Country Music’s ‘The Gambler,’ Dead at 81 21 March 2020 | Rolling Stone. Some of his songs (such as "Don't Cry, Daddy" and " In the Ghetto ", performed by Elvis Presley) were credited to

As a country singer, he achieved chart successes from 1970 such as "Don't Get Hooked On Me" and "Rock N‘ Roll (I Gave You the Best Years Of My Life) ", a homage to Buddy Holly . By 1985 Mac Davis recorded a total of 15 albums. A total of 184 compositions are in his name. His songs can be heard in numerous films and series.

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Mac Davis was also successful in several (TV) films and series in Hollywood. He played alongside Nick Nolte in" The Bulls of Dallas "(1979) and was likely to view the sitcom" King Of Queens "is known through several supporting roles. Most recently he was seen in the Netflix series" Dolly Partons Herzensgeschichten ".

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