RIP Mac Davis

RIP Mac Davis

Hank sends condolences to the family, friends and fans of singer/songwriter Mac Davis, who passed away yesterday following heart surgery He was 78.

Named ACM Entertainer of the Year in 1974, the Mac charted 30 Country singles between 1970 and 1986. They include such well-known hits as “Baby Don’t Get Hooked On Me,” “Hooked On Music,” “You’re My Bestest Friend,” and “It’s Hard To Be Humble.” He also wrote hits for many other artists, most notably Elvis.

As an actor, he appeared in numerous films and television shows, as well as a Broadway musical. He hosted his own television variety series from 1974-1976, and co-hosted the CMA Awards with Barbara Mandrell from 1980-1982.

Survivors include his wife of 38 years, Lise, his mother, three sons and a granddaughter. While details for funeral arrangements are pending, Lise Davis said her husband will be buried in his hometown of Lubbock, Texas.