Warner Mack

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Warner Mack
Mack in 1967
Mack in 1967
Background information
Birth nameWarner Hensley McPherson Jr.
Born(1935-04-05)April 5, 1935
Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.
DiedMarch 1, 2022(2022-03-01) (aged 86)
Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.
Genrescountry, country blues, gospel
Instrument(s)Vocals, guitar
Years active1957–1992, 2020
LabelsDecca, Pageboy Kapp Bridgewood, Mack Hart Records
WebsiteOfficial website

Warner McPherson (April 5, 1935 – March 1, 2022), known professionally as Warner Mack, was an American country music singer-songwriter. Mack had 23 hits on the country charts from the late 1950s to the early 1980s.


Mack was born in Nashville, Tennessee,[1] on April 5, 1935.[2][3] His string of hits included "Is It Wrong (For Loving You)" in 1957 and in 1965 "The Bridge Washed Out".[4]

On April 27, 2020, Mack was interviewed by Scott Wikle for the My Kind Of Country show. At age 85, Mack announced the release of a new album entitled Better Than Ever.[5]

Mack died on March 1, 2022, in Nashville, at the age of 86.[6]



Year Album US Country Label
1964 Everybody's Country Favorites Kapp
1965 The Bridge Washed Out 14 Decca
1966 The Country Touch 4
1967 Drifting Apart 21
1968 The Many Country Moods of Warner Mack 21
1969 The Country Beat of Warner Mack 42
I'll Still Be Missing You 30
1970 Love Hungry
1971 You Make Me Feel Like a Man
2020 Better Than Ever Mack Hart


Year Single Chart Positions Album
US Country US CAN Country
1957 "Is It Wrong (For Loving You)" 9 61 singles only
1958 "Roc-a-Chicka" 74
"Falling in Love"
"Lonesome for You Now"
"First Chance I Get"
1959 "Yes There's a Reason"
1962 "Afraid to Look Back"
1963 "Working Girl" The Bridge Washed Out
1964 "Surely" 34
"I'll Be Alright in the Morning"
"Sittin' in an All Nite Cafe" 4
1965 "The Bridge Washed Out" 1
"Sittin' on a Rock (Cryin' in a Creek)" 3 The Country Touch
1966 "Talkin' to the Wall" 3
"It Takes a Lot of Money" 4 Drifting Apart
1967 "Drifting Apart" 8
"How Long Will It Take" 4 The Many Country Moods of Warner Mack
"I'd Give the World (To Be Back Loving You)" 11
1968 "I'm Gonna Move On" 7 10
"Pray for Your Country" 37 single only
"Don't Wake Me I'm Dreaming" 23 17 The Country Beat of Warner Mack
1969 "Leave My Dream Alone" 6
"I'll Still Be Missing You" 8 I'll Still Be Missing You
1970 "Love Hungry" 19 23 Love Hungry
"Live for the Good Times" 16 24 You Make Me Feel Like a Man
1971 "You Make Me Feel Like a Man" 34
"I Wanna Be Loved Completely" 53 singles only
1972 "Draggin' the River" 45
"Your Warm Love"
"You're Burnin' My House Down" 59
1973 "Some Roads Have No Ending" 54
"After the Lights Go Out"
"Goodbyes Don't Come Easy" 91 74
1975 "Don't Bring the Rain Down On Me"
"Who's Making the Change"
1976 "I've Got a Friend (Just Over the Mountain)"
1977 "Brush Arbor in the White House"
"These Crazy Thoughts (Run Through My Mind)" 87
2021 "Dasher, With a Light Upon His Tail"
"Angel Tree"
2022 "He Touched Me (He Can Touch You Too)"


  1. ^ Colin Larkin, ed. (1993). The Guinness Who's Who of Country Music (First ed.). Guinness Publishing. pp. 254/5. ISBN 0-85112-726-6.
  2. ^ warnermack.com (Official Website)
  3. ^ The Encyclopedia of Country Music. Oxford University Press. December 1, 2004. ISBN 9780199770557.
  4. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. pp. 252–253. ISBN 978-0-89820-177-2.
  5. ^ "Warner Mack feature interview My Kind Of Country 4/27/2020". YouTube. Archived from the original on December 13, 2021. Retrieved August 8, 2021.
  6. ^ "Country Music Legend Warner Mack Has Died". Saving Country Music. March 5, 2022. Retrieved March 5, 2022.

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