Remembering Mac Davis

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Remembering Mac Davis

Legendary singer/songwriter Mac Davis passed away yesterday in Nashville. Mac wrote some of Elvis’ most memorable songs including “In the Ghetto,” “Memories,” “Don’t Cry Daddy” and “A Little Less Conversation. ”

Mac was a dear friend to Elvis and Graceland. He appeared as a special guest at the 2015 Graceland Insiders Conference and our Elvis Week 2017 Songwriters Showcase, where he shared both stories and his music with fans. Mac also recently appeared on “The Elvis 68’ All-Star Tribute Special” that aired in 2019 where he sang the hit song “Memories” that he wrote for Elvis. When speaking about Elvis, Mac said, “He (Elvis) was the superstar of all superstars.” 

Mac’s resume also included three nominations for Grammy Awards and he wrote hits for Kenny Rogers (“Somethin’s Burnin”), Bobby Goldsboro (“Watchin’ Scotty Grow”), Gallery (“I Believe in Music”), O.C. Smith, Freddie Hart, Ray Price, Low Rawls, Dolly Parton, Rascal Flatts, Weezer, Avicii (Tim Bergling), Bruno Mars, and many others. In 1974, he was named the Academy of Country Music’s “Entertainer of the Year” and won the very first The People’s Choice Awards’ for “Favorite Male Singer.” Mac was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1998, inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2000 and the national Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2006. 

Below is a clip from Mac’s appearance during the 2017 Elvis Week Songwriters Showcase where he talks about writing the “Memories” and performs the song for the audience.

Graceland extends its deepest sympathies to Mac’s family, friends and fans. 

Posted by Elvis Presley's Graceland at 1:00 PM
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