Jim Morey the long time manager of the Country Star Mac Davis said in a press release that Davis died in Nashville on Tuesday after heart surgery and was surrounded by family and friends.
Davis who was named 1974’s entertainer of the year by the Academy of Country Music, had a long career in music as a writer, singer, actor and TV host and was later inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2006.
He is known to have crafted the Elvis hits “A Little Less Conversation” and “In the Ghetto” and have also written songs recorded by the likes of Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton and Ray Price.
Fellow Country star Kenny Chesney has said that Mac despite achieving a lot of fame, had remained a good family guy, has a giant heart, quick to laugh, has a bigger creative spirit and never stopped writing great songs, creating great music and inspiring everyone around him.
CEO of CMA Sarah Trahern said “Today our country community lost an amazing entertainer, songwriter and artist, I remember watching Mac’s TV show as a kid as well as his three years co-hosting the CMA Awards with Barbara Mandrell, which proved his command of the TV medium as well as the music.”
Our hearts are with the family, in this difficult times.