Yes, Mac Davis Will Be Buried In Lubbock, TX In His Jeans
Just like the song, legendary American music artist and songwriter Mac Davis will be buried in his hometown of Lubbock, TX, and in a pair of jeans, his wife of 38 years Lise Davis has confirmed. One of Mac Davis’s signature songs concludes with the line, “And when I die you can bury me in Lubbock Texas in my jeans.” And when he is laid to rest, this request will become a reality.
Mac Davis died on Tuesday, September 29th at the age of 78 during heart surgery in Nashville where he was living at the time. On Monday, October 5th, he will be laid to rest at the Lubbock Cemetery in a private ceremony. Though the public will not be able to attend, they’re encouraged to line up east of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard on Canyon Lake Drive near the cemetery entrance at about 12:30 p.m. with signs and such to offer Mac Davis a final farewell.
The music star who also wrote “In The Ghetto,” “Memories,” and other major Elvis Presley hits, along with songs for many others in country, rock, and pop and went on to become an actor and variety show host, found some of his greatest success in country music when he released the song “Texas In My Rearview Mirror” off his 1980 album of the same name.
The song recounts Mac’s real life story of being a kid from Lubbock who gets dazzled by the idea of bigger things beyond the Texas border, gets swept up in the starstruck world of Hollywood, and eventually returns when he realizes who he really is, and where he belongs.
Sometimes referred to as “Happiness is Lubbock, Texas in My Rear View Mirror,” the song became a Top 10 country hit for Mac. And though it’s commonly and mistakenly sung and cited as an anti-Texas song by many who loathe the Lone Star State, those in Lubbock listen through to the last verse. Due to the song and the rest of the Mac Davis legacy, he looms large in Lubbock, similar to Buddy Holly. Mac has his own street named after him, and his songs are regularly celebrated in the venues and songwriter halls of the West Texas college town.
Along with his wife Lise, Mac Davis is survived by sons Scott, Noah and Cody, daughters-in-law, Tammy, Amy, Cassia, granddaughter Lindsey, mother Edith and sister Linda.
October 4, 2020 @ 9:41 am
October 4, 2020 @ 10:03 am
What a great career! Thanks for the music Mac
October 4, 2020 @ 10:22 am
“…found some of his greatest success in country music when he released the song “Texas In My Rearview Mirror” off his 1980 album of the same name.”
I think you’re 6 years too late and got the name of the album wrong.
RIP. Baby Don’t You Get Hooked on Me will always be one of my favourites to sing .
October 4, 2020 @ 10:39 am
As I tried to explain in better detail in the first article I posted about Mac Davis’s passing linked at the bottom of this one, up until 1980, Mac’s success really was as a crossover star. Yes, “Stop and Smell The Roses” was his biggest commercial success. But the song stalled at #40 in country. His hits were in pop and Adult Contemporary in the 70’s. It wasn’t until 1980 and “Hard To Be Humble” when he had a Top 10 hit in country, then “Texas In My Rearview Mirror (#9) and “Hooked On Music” (#2) became his biggest hits in the genre.
That said, if someone wanted to start the clock earlier, I totally respect that. That’s why I said “SOME of his greatest success in country music…”
October 4, 2020 @ 12:01 pm
Sounds like he’s a good guy; may he rest in peace in his jeans.
Strait Country 81
October 4, 2020 @ 1:30 pm
I want my ashes spread in the houses of people i don’t like so i can potentially haunt them.
October 4, 2020 @ 1:47 pm
Rest in peace Mr. Mac Davis. Another great one gone too soon.
October 4, 2020 @ 3:44 pm
I’ve told everyone I know- when I go make sure I have boots on so I can go in dignity-
That said, the line from the song Amanda comes to mind “now I’m crowding forty and still wearing jeans”- when I sing it I say, “I’m over 70 and still wearing jeans”- I lived in Lubbock from 54 – 60- maybe there’s something in the water.
October 4, 2020 @ 3:45 pm
That’s 1954 – 1960 😉
October 4, 2020 @ 8:03 pm
I listened to you music throughout the years and still enjoy listening to them today. Thanks for all the memories that they bring. You left too soon but I think the good Lord needed to hear some good music so he came for you. R.I.P. Mac Davis you can never be replaced because you were indeed one of a kind.
October 5, 2020 @ 7:52 am
His mother’s still alive?
October 5, 2020 @ 8:28 pm
So sorry for your loss to Mac Davis Family. May he Rest in Peace. God Comfort each and everyone of his Family members
October 7, 2020 @ 12:31 pm
Mr. Davis and his music was apart of my growing up years and will forever brings me to tears when I hear them. The music and lyrics cleanses my soul of sadness life brings. I’m so sorry for his family’s loss and wish them peace in this time of sadness.
May 9, 2021 @ 2:17 am
Mac Davis truthfully put his life’s journey into his songs which was a novel and brave thing to do. He made a difference in my teenage years and beyond. The world is a better place because of his talents and presence.
I’ll never forget you. RIP, Mac. You made your family proud!!!
September 17, 2022 @ 3:27 pm
Watching Scotty Grow and A Little Less Conversation are great songs as are many of this guys songs. Loved his variety show where he made up jingles at the request of the audience( Cross eyed cowgirl). North Dallas Forty was fantastic! You made so many people smile, well done sir, rest in peace Mr. Scott “Mac” Davis .