Luke Bryan and Little Big Town were among the stars to salute Elvis Presley’s songwriter Mac Davis by performing in his honour at the BMI Country Awards.
The musician, famed for penning Presley’s classics “In the Ghetto” and “A Little Less Conversation”, was presented with the BMI Icon prize for his five decade-long career at a ceremony in Nashville, Tennessee.
During the event, he praised the late King for helping him evolve from just a songwriter to an artist, reported Billboard magazine.
“I watched him when he first came to Lubbock, Texas,” he recalled, “and he stood on the back of a flatbed truck and the girls were just screaming and yelling and climbing up and trying to get to him. And I said, ‘Man, I want to do that.'”
Davis was then treated to sets by Rascal Flatts, Little Big Town, and Bryan, who pulled off his best Presley’s impression for a rendition of “A Little Less Conversation”.