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.

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