Davis will be laid to rest in Lubbock, TX during private family ceremony
Legendary singer/songwriter Mac Davis will be laid to rest Monday, October 5th during a private family ceremony in Lubbock, TX. The artist died Tuesday, September 29th in Nashville, TN from complications associated with heart surgery. He was 78 years old.
The burial will be closed to the public, but fans and media are welcome to view the motorcade on Mac Davis Blvd and as it enters the Lubbock City Cemetery. The burial is scheduled for Monday, October 5th at 1 pm CT.
According to his family, as promised in his hit song “Texas In My Rear View Mirror,” Davis will be buried in “Lubbock, Texas in my jeans.”
The Mac Davis family is beyond appreciative to everyone for the outpouring of love and well wishes they have received. For those asking, in lieu of flowers, the family would prefer that donations be sent to MusiCares, the organization that provides a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need.
During a five-decade career, Davis made his mark as a songwriter, Grammy nominated recording artist, film actor, Broadway musical star, television personality and music publisher. Among his classic songs are “In the Ghetto,” “Memories,” “Baby Don’t Get Hooked on Me,” “A Little Less Conversation,” “I Believe in Music,” “Something’s Burning” and “It’s Hard to Be Humble.”
His songs were recorded by such greats as Elvis Presley, Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton, Bruno Mars, Glen Campbell, Tammy Wynette, Avicii, Andy Williams, Conway Twitty, Tom Jones, Johnny Cash, Bobby Blue Bland, Merle Haggard, and O.C. Smith.
Mac Davis recorded 20 albums and charted more than 40 singles. He has five gold records and two platinum records. He is a member of the national Songwriters Hall of Fame and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He is also a member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame and the Georgia Music Hall of Fame. He is among the handful of songwriters who have been honored with a BMI Icon award.