Mac Davis @ Frank Brown Songwriters' Festival - ONE NIGHT ONLY
The Flora-Bama and Frank Brown International Songwriters' Festival present an intimate evening of songwriting and storytelling in the Flora-Bama Main Room by BMI Icon Award Winner, Mac Davis!
Mac Davis has established himself as an all-around entertainer: songwriter, countrypolitan-style singer, film and stage actor, TV and radio personality and performer. He has enjoyed success in almost every facet of show business, from the late sixties to the present. In the late sixties, Davis's songwriting talent paid off: he wrote several hits for Elvis Presley, including "In the Ghetto," "Memories," and "Don't Cry Daddy." His 1968 breakout smash for Presley, "A Little Less Conversation," became popular again after appearing in the 2001 film Ocean's 11. The following year it was re-mixed by Junkie XL and hit number one in 26 countries.
Hits that Davis wrote and recorded himself include the GRAMMY-nominated "Baby Don't Get Hooked on Me," "My Bestest Friend," "It's Hard to be Humble," and "Texas in my Rearview Mirror." He had significant crossover success, with his tunes appearing high on both the pop and country charts.
Besides Presley, Davis has written for Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton, Bobby Goldsboro, Gallery, O.C. Smith, Freddie Hart, Ray Price and Lou Rawls. Rascal Flatts covered “Baby Don't Get Hooked on Me” on their 2004 album Feels Like Today. In 2010, Davis paired up with Weezer's Rivers Cuomo to write "Time Flies," and in 2013 penned “Addicted to You” for Avicii's debut studio album True. In 2015 he won a BMI Pop Award as a co-writer for Bruno Mars's single "Young Girls." Unsurprisingly, Davis has received numerous accolades during his rich and busy career, which has spanned nearly half a century. Some of his earliest honors included the Academy of Country Music's Entertainer of the Year Award in 1974 and the inaugural People's Choice Award for Favorite Male Singer in 1975. Besides the Songwriters Hall of Fame, Davis has also been inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame, The Texas Country Music Hall of Fame, The Texas Heritage Songwriters' Association and The Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. In 2014, Priscilla Presley presented him with the Texas Film Hall of Fame's Soundtrack Award. In 2015, Davis was named a BMI Icon at the organization's 63rd Annual Country Awards.