Toby Keith is paying tribute to country music singer and Elvis Presley songwriter Mac Davis following his death. The “Red Solo Cup” singer took to Twitter on Friday to post about the late musician.
Keith, 59, shared a photo of Davis holding a guitar and wearing a cowboy hat. “RIP Mac Davis,” Keith writes. “Prayers to his family. Glad I got to work with him. Great guy. – T.”
Over the course of his illustrious career, Mac Davis penned several enduring tunes for Elvis Presley including “A Little Less Conversation” and “In the Ghetto.” Davis also released a number of hit songs as a solo artist. Two of his biggest singles included “Baby Don’t Get Hooked On Me” and “It’s Hard to be Humble.”
Earlier this week, Davis’ manager Jim Morey released a statement confirming the songwriter’s death. Davis died in Nashville, TN, after heart surgery. He passed while surrounded by family and friends.
Country Music Stars React to Mac Davis’ Death
Toby Keith is one of a number of country music superstars to react to the news of Davis’ passing. Also this week, Reba McEntire released a statement in response to the heartbreaking loss.
“Thank you, dear Lord Jesus, for letting us know the man to whom you gave the most incredible talent,” said Reba McEntire, Fox News reports. “He entertained and spread joy to so many people. What a wonderful legacy he left all of us with his music. Mac was one of a kind. I’m so blessed to have been one of his many friends.”
Kenny Chesney also remembered Davis and the late songwriter’s “giant heart.”
“A small town boy who’d achieved the greatest kinds of fame, he remained a good guy, a family man,” Chesney said. “That was Mac: a giant heart, quick to laugh, and a bigger creative spirit. I was blessed to have it shine on me. And Mac, who was joyous, funny and created a family around him, never stopped writing great songs, creating music and inspiring everyone around him.”
Country icon Dolly Parton also posted a heartfelt tribute to Mac Davis. Learn more here.