Paul Davis (singer)

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Paul Davis (singer)

American singer and songwriter, best known for his radio hits and solo career which started worldwide in 1970 add

Category: Music

Born in 1948.

Countries: United States (50%), Montana (20%), United Kingdom (10%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Dan Seals, Leon Russell, Juice Newton

Linked to: Billboard




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Paul Davis was born in 1948 add something


Davis was a member of a local group called the Six Soul Survivors around 1966 and later in another group called the Endless Chain add something


In 1968 he was a writer for Malaco Records, based in Jackson, Mississippi , Mississippi add something


Ilene Berns, widow of Bert Berns, signed Davis to Bang Records in 1969, and in 1970, released a cover version of The Jarmels' hit song "A Little Bit of Soap", reaching No. 52 on the "Billboard" pop charts add something


His appearance in the mid 1970s to early 1980s resembled Leon Russell add something


His first album, "A Little Bit of Paul Davis", was released in 1970 add something


Davis reached No. 35 with "Superstar", a tribute song not related to any of the 1971 hits by that name, on 25 September 1976 add something


In 1974, he recorded his third album, "Ride 'Em Cowboy", and the title track, his first top 40 single, peaked at No. 23 on 18 January 1975 add something


Notable songs in his career include 1977's "I Go Crazy", a No. 7 pop hit which once held the record for the longest chart run on the Billboard Hot 100, as well as the No. 6 "'65 Love Affair", his highest-charting pop hit add something


Davis had his first American Top 10 single with the ballad "I Go Crazy," which after 28 weeks on the Hot 100 peaked at No. 7 on 18 March - 1 April 1978 add something


In the mid 1980s, he had two country No. 1 hits as a guest vocalist on songs by Marie Osmond and Tanya Tucker, and wrote singles for other country singers add something


Davis peaked at No. 23 with the gospel-tinged "Do Right" on 17 May 1980 add something


After one more album on the Bang label, Paul Davis signed with Arista Records in 1981 and scored two more Top 15 singles, "Cool Night" and "'65 Love Affair" add something


He was the last artist active on the Bang Records label when it folded in 1981 add something


Country music singer Charly McClain's song, "Best That Never Was", was specially written and dedicated to Paul Davis on her 1983 album "Paradise" add something


The same song became a Top 40 Country hit for Juice Newton in 1984 add something


Davis wrote "Meet Me in Montana," which Paul's friend Dan Seals and Osmond took to No. 1 on the "Billboard" Country chart in 1985, and "Bop", a solo No. 1 Country hit for Seals in early 1986 add something


The first was in 1986 with Marie Osmond singing "You're Still New to Me" while the second, in 1988, was a collaboration with Tanya Tucker and Paul Overstreet singing "I Won't Take Less Than Your Love" add something


Davis survived a shooting in Nashville, Tennessee , Tennessee on July 29, 1986 add something


Dan Seals - The album's next single, "Bop", co-written by Paul Davis, with Jennifer Kimball, became his first solo No. 1 and was named Single of the Year at 1986's CMA *awards


Dan Seals - Written by Paul Davis, the single won the artists the Vocal Duo of the Year *award at the CMA *awards in 1986

Paul Davis died in 2008 add something


Before his death on April 22, 2008 , Davis returned to singing and songwriting by recording two songs, "You Ain't Sweet Enough" and "Today add something


The single contained a third verse of music which was not included on the album version, and despite its top 40 and AC success, this single version has never been reissued on any CD including the various Paul Davis anthologies that have been released on CD, until Wounded Bird reissued the Best of Paul Davis compilation in 2011 add something