Mac Davis has established himself as an all around entertainer: songwriter, singer, film and stage actor, TV and radio personality, performer. He has enjoyed success in almost every facet of show business, from the late sixties to the present.
Born and raised in Lubbock, Texas, Mac moved to Atlanta, Georgia after he graduated from high school, and attended Emory University and Georgia State College. Inspired by another Lubbock boy, Buddy Holly, Mac formed a band of his own while in college, and moonlighted playing fraternity parties, high school hops, and local clubs around Atlanta.
He also worked for the Georgia State Board of Probation, and later continued his music interests as a Regional Sales & Promotion Manager for Vee Jay Records, followed by a stint with Liberty Records' publishing division.
In the late sixties, Mac's songwriting talent paid off: he wrote several hits for Elvis Presley, including "In the Ghetto," "Memories," "Don't Cry Daddy," and "A Little Less Conversation," which was re-released in 2002 and became a #1 hit in 26 countries around the world.
Over the years, he has written hits for Kenny Rogers ("Somethin's Burnin',") Bobby Goldsboro ("Watchin' Scotty Grow,") Gallery ("I Believe in Music,") O.C. Smith, Freddie Hart, Ray Price, Lou Rawls, Dolly Parton, and Rascal Flatts, among others. Hit songs that Mac wrote and recorded himself include "Baby Don't Get Hooked on Me," "My Bestest Friend," "It's Hard to be Humble," and "Texas in my Rearview Mirror."
His successful TV series The Mac Davis Show on NBC, and many TV specials over the years enabled him to…