Some of the most famous songs by Mac Davis include "Don't Cry Daddy," "Watching Scotty Grow," "I Believe in Music," "Stop and Smell the Roses" and "It's Hard to Be Humble." He wrote some songs for other entertainers to perform, while he gained popularity for recording additional songs.
Elvis Presley sang several of Davis' songs. He performed "A Little Less Conversation," "In the Ghetto," Memories" and "Don't Cry Daddy," all written by Davis. Bobby Goldsboro had a hit with "Watching Scotty Grow" in 1971. The song reflects the joy of a father in watching his little boy's milestones.
"I Believe in Music" is perhaps Davis' trademark piece. Released in 1971 by Davis, the song speaks of his love for music and how he hopes to help others through his songs.