Mac Davis (born Scott Davis, January 21 1942, in Lubbock, Texas) is a country music singer and songwriter, who has enjoyed much pop music crossover success. He became one of the most successful country singers of the 1970s and 80s and also was an actor.
Mac Davis initially rose to fame as a songwriter. He seemed to be quite gifted in songwriting, writing the 1969 hit song for Elvis Presley called "In the Ghetto". He later proved to the public that he was more than just a songwriter, but also a Country singer. Especially in the 1970s, many of his songs found success on the country and pop charts alike, including the number-one smash "Baby, Don't Get Hooked On Me," "One Hell of a Woman," and "Stop and Smell the Roses". In the 1970s, he also was active as an actor, hosting his own variety show during this time and also appearing in several movies.
Mac Davis was born in 1942 in Lubbock, Texas. In his early years, he lived for a time in Atlanta, Georgia. In Atlanta, he played rock and...
North Dallas Forty is a 1979 dramatic film written by Peter Gent and starring Nick Nolte, Mac Davis, and G. D. Spradlin.The film's setting is a 1970s era professional football team based in Dallas, Texas which closely resembles the Dallas Cowboys. Nolte plays the aging wide receiver, Phillip Elliott, who is struggling to stay competitive and to this end relies heavily on the use of painkillers. Backed up by his cohort and team quarterback Seth Maxwell, played by Davis, both players give insight into the drug, sex, and alcohol fueled party atmosphere of teams of this era, all under the watchful eye of iconic coach B. A. Strothers, played by Spradlin.Through an effective use of drama, comedy, and satire, many consider North Dallas Forty a classic sports film, giving unique insights into the lives of professional athletes.Based on the semi-autobiographical novel written by Peter Gent, a former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver in the late 1960s, the film's characters closely resemble real..., http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0079640