Willie Mack

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Willie Mack
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Background information
Born Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
Genres Country
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Years active 2003 – Present
Labels Open Road Recordings
Website www.williemack.com

Willie Mack is a country music singer-songwriter born in Tulsa, Oklahoma and raised in Chico, Texas.[1] He has had his songs recorded by Sara Evans, Collin Raye, The Oak Ridge Boys and Mark Wills, among others.[2] His single "Don't Waste Your Pretty" charted on the Canadian Hot 100.

Biography[edit]

Mack attended Belmont University, and signed a publishing deal with Famous Music after graduating.[3] In 2004, Mack released his first album, Average Guy. He had a hand in writing every song on the project.[4] The first single, "We Can't All Be From Texas," reached the top 10 on the Texas Music Chart[5] and was used by George W. Bush during his 2004 election campaign.[6] It was also played in the stadium during the stadium of the 2004 college football game between Oklahoma Sooners and the University of Texas Longorns (the Red River Shootout.)

When Canadian artists such as George Canyon, Adam Gregory and Brad Johner began recording Mack's songs, he started making trips to Canada and writing with Canadian songwriters.[7] One of those songwriters was Jason McCoy, who would become the co-producer of Mack's second album and the co-writer of its first single, "Gonna Get Me a Cadillac."[3] The album, Headlights & Tailpipes, was recorded in Toronto, Nashville and Texas.[1] It was released in July 2007 in Canada on Open Road Recordings.[8] Once again, Mack wrote or co-wrote all twelve tracks.[3] The album's second single, "Don't Waste Your Pretty," peaked at No. 94 on the all-genre Canadian Hot 100. Mack released his third album, The Journey, in 2009.

In 2012, Mack formed the group Friday Night Satellites.[9]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Title Album details
Average Guy
  • Release date: 2004
  • Label: self-released
Headlights & Tailpipes
The Journey
  • Release date: July 7, 2009
  • Label: AIM Music

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak positions Album
CAN
2004 "We Can't All Be From Texas" Average Guy
2007 "Gonna Get Me a Cadillac" Headlights & Tailpipes
"Don't Waste Your Pretty" 94
2008 "Golden Years"
"Headlights & Tailpipes"
2009 "Love Like That" The Journey
"Everything I Need"
2010 "Lay It All on Me" Non-album song
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Music videos[edit]

Year Video
2007 "Gonna Get Me a Cadillac"
"I Wanna Be Your Santa Claus"
(with Jason McCoy)
2008 "Headlights & Tailpipes"

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Association Category Result
2011 Canadian Country Music Association Songwriter of the Year – "Watching You Walk Away" Nominated

References[edit]

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