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Amazing People from Lubbock County Texas

Mac Davis

Born January 21, 1942 in Lubbock Texas as Morris Mac Davis, where his parents ran a coin laundromat. Mac graduated from Lubbock High School when he was only 16 .

Reflecting on his high school years Davis once said, "Oh, man, I got beat up so much while I was growing up in Lubbock . . . "

After he finished high school, Davis moved to Atlanta, Georgia, where his mother lived, to get out of Lubbock." Davis said in a March 2, 2008 interview with the Lubbock Avalanche Journal.

Davis became famous as a songwriter and got his start while an employee of Nancy Sinatra's company, Boots Enterprises, Inc. Davis was with Boots for several years in the late 1960s.

Mac Davis at 16 years oldHis early work writing for Elvis Presley produced the hits "Memories", "In the Ghetto," "Don't Cry Daddy," and "A Little Less Conversation." A subsequent solo career in the 1970s produced hits such as "Baby, Don't Get Hooked on Me," making him a well-known name in pop music. He also starred in his own variety show, a Broadway musical, and various films and TV shows.

As a singer he achieved other successful songs, such as  "(Lubbock) Texas In My Rear View Mirror" and "Hooked on Music", which became his biggest Country music success in 1981, going to no. 2. In 1985, he recorded his last top 10 country music success with the song "I Never Made Love (Till I Made Love With You)".

Mac Davis died September 29, 2020 in Nashville Tennessee following heart surgery.  He was buried in his home town, Lubbock Texas. In a nod to his song, “Texas In My Rear View Mirror,” he was buried in his jeans.

Resources:

West Texas History & Memories

Mac Davis Music (Amazon)

Books about Lubbock, Shallowater, Idalou, New Deal, Slaton, and Wolfforth

Texas History in the 19th Century (Amazon)

I LOVE LBK (Facebook)

If you grew up in Lubbock, Texas  (Facebook)

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Famous Actors from West TexasFamous Celebrities from West Texas

Books about Lubbock County People and Places

Books about Lubbock County People and Places

 

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Mysterious TexasTrue Stories of Amazing People and Places in Texcas
 Loneliest, Least Populated Counties in Texas
Texas Cowboy HistoryBooks about Texas People County by County

Lubbock County Treasures (eBay Ads)

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