The writer of 'A Little Less Conversation' and 'In The Ghetto' will be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame at the 36th annual induction and awards dinner this June in New York City. One of the popular pop singers of the '70s and country singers of the '80s, Mac Davis has also been a wildly successful songwriter, beginning with successful recordings by Glen Campbell, Bobby Goldsboro, Lou Rawls, Kenny Rogers and the First Edition in the mid-'60s.
In 1968, Elvis Presley recorded Davis' propulsive, sly "A Little Less Conversation," now the theme song for the television hit Las Vegas. After notching a minor hit with Davis's "Memories," Presley solidified his comeback with the songwriter's topical classic "In the Ghetto" in 1969.
In 1972, Davis scored a Number One hit of his own with "Baby, Don't Get Hooked on Me," which also hit the country charts. His crossover success continued throughout the decade, with singles like "Stop and Smell the Roses," "Burnin' Thing," and "Forever Lovers." Davis's success continued in the early-'80s: "It's Hard to Be Humble," the title track of his 1980 album, was the first of four consecutive Top Ten country hits that culminated with his biggest country single, "Hooked on Music."