Lubbock Lights: Celebrating the Life & Music of Mac Davis
Thursday, April 7, 2022
Lubbock native country-pop singer, songwriter and actor Mac Davis was a
true Lubbock Light. His early career saw success through Nancy Sinatra's Boot's Publishing,
Inc., and achieved international recognition when Elvis Presley recorded his songs
“Memories” and “In the Ghetto.” Davis also pursued his own successful solo career
producing many hits including "Baby, Don't Get Hooked on Me, “Stop and Smell the Roses,”
and “It's Hard to Be Humble;” but a local fan favorite is “Texas in My Rear View Mirror.
He was a Grammy nominated artist, and named the Academy of Country Music Entertainer
of the Year in 1974. As an actor, he hosted The Mac Davis Show on NBC, appeared on
The Muppet Show and was cast in numerous films. His debut film cast him in a co-starring
role opposite of Nick Nolte in North Dallas Forty.
Let's celebrate Mac Davis's music and legacy together by remembering him
through an evening of conversation and listening to some of his best-known tunes.
This Texas Tech University Presidential Lecture & Performance Series Lubbock Lights
special event— hosted by Kenny Maines will feature many local musicians covering his
songs to honor Mac Davis's contribution to the world of entertainment.
$75 season tickets
1 free ticket
Present valid TTU ID at the East SUB information desk to receive your free ticket. Student tickets available one month prior to events.
Contact & Commentpresidentialseries@ttu.edu
To suggest topics, speakers or performers for future events, or to comment on the current series, contact Presidential Lecture & Performance Series Advisor Jo Moore.
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We greatly appreciate University Parking Services for their consideration of our patrons in agreeing to provide complimentary parking preceding our events. Parking lots that are available for complimentary use are R03 (the Library lot), R11 (the Band lot), R07 (the Administration Building lot), and R13 (the Visitor lot). Please refer to the map for parking lot locations. Please note that parking in handicap, service and reserved spaces until 11:00 pm is prohibited without a valid TTU parking or handicap permit.