The country legend and the man behind many of Elvis’ most famous songs, turned 78 years old.
Mac Davis died Tuesday after a heart operation, Billboard reports.
The artist composed the Elvis classics “In The Ghetto” and “A Little Less Conversation”. He also had his own television program on NBC from 1974 to 1976, “The Mac Davis Show.” In addition, he has written songs for Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton, Glen Campbell, Tom Jones and Johnny Cash, as well as several of the most famous artists of the last decade, such as Bruno Mars and Avicii.
– Mac Davis has been my client for over 40 years, and more importantly, my best friend, said Davis ‘longtime manager Jim Morey, when he announced Davis’ death.
– He was a music legend, but his most important work was as a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend, he adds.
Davis did not just compose songs for others. He also performed his own songs, and among the most famous hits are “Baby Don’t Get Hooked On Me”, “Stop And Smell The Roses” and “Rock N Roll I Gave You The Best Years Of My Life”.
David leaves behind a wife, three grown children and several grandchildren.