Mac Davis

Country star, and Lubbock native, Mac Davis passed away on Tuesday September 29th at the age of 78. Davis, who was born in Lubbock in 1942 and graduated from high school here at 16, first gained notoriety as a songwriter for Elvis producing hits like "In the Ghetto", "A Little Less Conversation" and "Memories." Later in the 70s and 80s he went on to a successful solo career starring in his own variety show, a Broadway musical, various films and TV shows. In 1974 Mac Davis was named the ACM Entertainer of the Year and his hits include "Baby, Don't Get Hooked on Me," "It's Hard to Be Humble," "Stop and Smell the Roses," "Hooked on Music" and this ode to his home town "Texas in My Rear View Mirror."