I published a hub about Bobby Goldsboro and fellow hubber TamCor mentioned his single, "Watchin' Scotty Grow" in the comments. That inspired my research about the origins of the lyrics of that song. It turns out that Mac Davis wrote it. Thanks,TamCor for the inspiration for this hub.
I've known for a long time that Mac Davis has written a lot of songs for a lot of people. I thought I'd do a little research about this fascinating singer and actor and share the information with you.
Fast Facts About Mac Davis
Name: Scott "Mac" Davis
Born: January 21, 1942 in Lubbock Texas
- Fran Cook 1963-1968 (divorced) one son Joel Scott
- Sarah Barg - 1971 - 1976 (She was 18, he was 29, she divorced him for Glen Campbell)
- Lise Kristen Gerard - 1982 - present (She was 24, he was 40, they have two children Noah Claire and Cody Luke)
- 1974-Academy of Country Music's Entertainer of the Year award
- The very first "Favorite Male Singer" in the People's Choice Awards
- 2003-BMI TV Music Award
- 2006-Inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame
- Has a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
- Inducted in the Georgia Music Hall of Fame
- Inducted in the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame
- Has a street named after him in his hometown of Lubbock, Texas
"I Believe in Music" by Mac Davis
"Baby Don't Get Hooked on Me" by Mac Davis
Songs Written by Mac Davis Recorded by Others
Recorded by Elvis Presley:
- "In the Ghetto" (Top 5 hit in 1969)
- "Clean Up Your Own Backyard" (Top 40 Pop Charts in 1969)
- "Memories" (Top 40 Pop hit in 1969)
- "A Little Less Conversation" (Top 100 Pop hit in 1968 & re-released 2002)
- "Don't Cry Daddy" (Top 10 Pop hit in 1970)
Recorded by O.C. Smith:
- "Daddy's Little Man" (Top 40 Pop Charts in 1969)
Recorded by Nancy Sinatra:
- "God Knows I Love You" (Top 100 Pop Charts in 1969)
Recorded by Glen Campbell:
- "Everything a Man Could Be" (#52 Pop Charts 1970)
Recorded by The Lettermen:
- "Memories" (Top 50 Pop hit in 1970)
Recorded by Kenny Rogers & The First Edition:
- "Somethin's Burnin'" (#11 Pop hit in 1970)
Recorded by Bobby Goldsboro:
- "Watchin' Scotty Grow" (#11 Pop hit 1971) (song was inspired by Mac's own son Scott)
Recorded by Gallery:
- "I Believe in Music" (#22 Pop charts 1972)
Recorded by Candi Stanton:
- "In the Ghetto" (Top 50 Pop Charts-1972)
Recorded by Dolly Parton:
- "White Limozeen" -1990
"I Believe in Music", besides being recorded by Mac Davis, was recorded by Marian love, Louis Jordon, Perry Como, and Gallery (1972).
Mac Davis Singles
1970 "I'll Paint You a Song"
1970 "Whoever Finds This I Love You" (#53 Pop Hit)
1971 "Beginning to Feel the Pain" (#92 Pop hit)
1972 "Baby, Don't Get Hooked on Me" (#1 Pop hit & Country Top 20)
1972 "Everybody Loves a Love Song" (#63 Pop)
1973 "Dream Me Home"
1974 "One Hell of a Woman" (#11 Pop)
1974 "Stop and Smell the Roses" (#1 Adult Contemporary, #9 Pop)
1975 "Burnin' Thing" (#53 Pop)
1975 "Rock'N Roll (I Gave You the Best Years of My Life)"
1976 "Forever Lovers"
1978 "Music In My Life"
1980 "It's Hard to Be Humble" (#43 Pop, Top 10 Country hit)
1980 "Let's Keep It That Way" (Top 10 Country hit)
1981 "Texas in My Rearview Mirror" (#51 Pop)
1981 "Hooked on Music" (#2 on the Country charts)
1982 "Rodeo Clown"
1982 "You're My Bestest Friend"
1984 "Most of All"
1985 "I Feel the Country Callin' Me"
1985 "I Never Made Love (Till I Made It with You)"
1986 "Sexy Young Girl"
- Had his own variety show, The Mac Davis Show from1974-1976
- North Dallas Forty (1979)
- Hosted The Muppet Show in 1980
- Cheaper to Keep Her in 1980
- The Sting II in 1983
- Played Will Rogers in the Broadway production of the Will Rogers Follies- 1990
- Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman in 1995
- Daytona Beachin 1996
- Possums in 1998
- That 70s Show in 2000
- Replaced Don Williams as the voice of the balladeer in the 2000 telefilm, The Dukes of Hazzard: Hazzard in Hollywood
- Provided the voice of Sheriff Buford and talk radio host "The Sports Jock" on King of the Hill 1999-2004
- 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter in 2004
- Played Rodney Carrington's father-in-law, Carl, on Rodney in 2004-2005
- Beer for My Horses in 2008
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