Mac Davis, the writer of Elvis Presley’s “In the Ghetto” and a former ACM Entertainer of the Year winner, has died. He was 78 years old.

He wrote several hits.

He also used his considerable reservoir of laid-back country charm to become a likable actor as well. He was cast well when he made his movie debut as a fictionalized version of Don Meredith in North Dallas Forty.

Helen Reddy, also 78, is most famous for having popularized the feminist anthem “I Am Woman,” but she was no one-trick pony. She had more than a dozen “top 40” hits back in the 70s.