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Mac Davis – Creating Hits For Elvis

Mac Davis, known 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 the stage and big and small screen. While gaining more popularity in the 70s with his own variety series in 1974 featuring artists from all walks of life. Sadly, he passed after having complications from heart surgery. 

The Artists that Covered His Songs

Everyone from Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton, Tom Jones, and Glen Campbell did covers of Davis’s songs. But he keeps a few for himself as well. Like “Baby Don’t Get Hooked on Me.” that he takes to No. 1 in 1972. Along with “Stop and Smell the Roses” and “It’s Hard To Be Humble.” While he gets recognition for his writing skills, his personality, sense of humor, and charisma didn’t hurt his career either. 

When his breakthrough album, “Baby, Don’t Get Hooked On Me” releases. Davis, whose hits include “Stop and Smell the Roses” and “One Hell of a Woman.” Receive worldwide recognition for his contribution to music and the honor of a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Furthermore, he becomes an inductee into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2000 and the National Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2006. 

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