Singer-songwriter Mac Davis died on Tuesday at the age of 78, among others The Hollywood Reporter Wednesday. The musician who met himself Baby Don’t Get Hooked On Me scored a hit, was best known as a writer of hits for Elvis, Dolly Parton, Avicii and Bruno Mars.
Davis wrote Elvis’ famous songs in the late 1960s In the Ghetto, Don’t Cry Daddy in A Little Less Conversation. In 1972 his own Baby Don’t Get Hooked On Me topped the Billboard Hot 100, the United States’ top chart, for three weeks.
The artist had success with both country and pop music. He wrote several records for Nancy Sinatra, with whom he also performed. Something’s Burning by Kenny Rogers and Dolly Partons Slow Dancing With the Moon are also written by Davis. More recently, the musician collaborated with Avicii and Bruno Mars. For example, he co-wrote Addicted to You in Young Girls.
Davis was also known as an actor. He appeared opposite Nick Nolte in 1979 North Dallas Forty his debut. Later he also provided voices for the animated series Johnny Bravo in King of the Hill.
Davis died in Nashville after heart surgery. He leaves behind a wife, three sons and a granddaughter.
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