Remembering Lubbock-Born Country Musician Mac Davis
The country singer-songwriter Mac Davis, who died in Nashville this week at age 78, spent most of his life in Tennessee and Los Angeles—but he always loved his hometown of Lubbock. Of the hundreds of songs he wrote over his sixty-year career, his favorite was “Texas in My Rearview Mirror.” Released in 1980, the song captures a feeling that many young Texans can still relate to—a restless desire to leave behind a sleepy hometown and move to a big coastal city: “I thought happiness was Lubbock, Texas, in my rearview mirror / My mama kept calling me home, but I just did not want to hear her.” These lyrics have led the song to be frequently misinterpreted as a putdown of Lubbock. But listen all…View Original Post
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