Mac Davis Named BMI Icon
September 22, 2015 at 7:39 AM (PT)
Singer, songwriter, actor and television personality MAC DAVIS will be honored as a BROADCAST MUSIC INC. (BMI) Icon during the company’s 63rd ANNUAL BMI COUNTRY AWARDS on TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3rd. BMI’s Icon Award is presented to songwriters who have had a unique and indelible influence on generations of music. As a songwriter, DAVIS penned the ELVIS PRESLEY hits “In The Ghetto,” “Memories,” “Don’t Cry Daddy,” and “A Little Less Conversation.” Additionally, he went on to have an impressive solo career of his own, writing and recording “Baby Don’t Get Hooked On Me,” “Stop And Smell The Roses,” and “Hooked On Music,” among others. DAVIS also wrote hits for KENNY ROGERS, DOLLY PARTON and RASCAL FLATTS. As a result, he’s been inducted into both the NASHVILLE SONGWRITER’S HALL OF FAME and the NATIONAL SONGWRITER’S HALL OF FAME.
During the NOVEMBER presentation, an all-star musical tribute will pay homage to DAVIS, who joins a list of past Icon honorees that includes VINCE GILL, DEAN DILLON, TOM T. HALL, KRIS KRISTOFFERSON, WILLIE NELSON, HANK WILLIAMS, JR., MERLE HAGGARD, DOLLY PARTON, LORETTA LYNN, and others.