The country music community is lending its support to Mac Davis, who is said to be in critical condition following heart surgery.
Davis’ official social media accounts report that the singer, songwriter, and actor is “seriously ill” after undergoing surgery at a Nashville hospital. “Your love and prayers will be deeply appreciated at this time,” the message continues.
The post is punctuated by the hashtag #PrayForMacDavis, which is traveling widely in country circles and beyond.
On Monday, national star Dolly Parton posted the hashtag to her 4.9 million followers in support of Davis.
Born in Lubbock, Texas, Davis made his breakthrough as a songwriter in 1
His song catalog includes “Everything a Man Could Ever Need” (sung by Glen Campbell), “Something’s Burning” (a Kenny Rogers hit and first edition), “Watching Scotty Grow” (Bobby Goldsboro) and “I Believe in Music “(a success for Gallery that has been recorded by over 50 artists).
Davis also enjoyed fame as a singer in the 1960s and 1970s with his Grammy-nominated “Baby Don’t Get Hooked on Me”, “Stop and Smell the Roses” and more, and has hosted and starred in a his musical variety series on NBC from 1974 to 1976.
In 1974, Davis was named Entertainer of the Year by the Academy of Country Music, received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1998, was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2000, and was elevated to the National Songwriters Hall of Hunger in 2006.