Born Warner McPherson, 2 April 1938, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Warner Mack is one of the few country musicians to be born in Nashville, although at the age of seven he moved to Jackson, Tennessee, and when he was nine, to Vicksburg, Mississippi. Mack, whose father was a minister, tells his story in the song "Tennessee Born, Mississippi Raised". He played at various school functions and started performing on the radio show Louisiana Hayride. In 1957, he wrote and recorded "Is It Wrong (For Loving You)?", which was later a number 1 country hit for Sonny James. In 1964 Mack had success with a Jim Glaser song, "Sitting In An All Night Cafe", but while it was climbing the country charts, he suffered serious injuries in a car accident. Mack, whose stage name came about through a mistake on a record label, had a US country number 1 with his own composition, "The Bridge Washed Out", and had further success with "Talking To The Walls" and "How Long Will It Take?". He was the first country artist to record a national commercial for Coca-Cola. His last US country chart entry was "These Crazy Thoughts" in 1977. Mack has completed successful tours of UK country clubs, always closing with an emotional version of "He Touched Me".
Warner Mack's Golden Country Hits, Vol. 1 (Kapp 1961)****, Warner Mack's Golden Country Hits, Vol. 2 (Kapp 1962)***, Great Country And Western Hits (1964)***, The Bridge Washed Out (1965)***, The Country Touch (1966)***, Everybody's Country Favourites (Decca 1966)***, Drifting Apart (Decca 1967)***, The Many Moods Of Warner Mack (Decca 1968)**, The Country Beat Of Warner Mack (Decca 1969)***, with his sister Dean Songs We Sang In Church And Home (Decca 1969)***, I'll Still Be Missing You (Decca 1969)***, Love Hungry (Decca 1970)**, You Make Me Feel Like A Man (Decca 1971)***, Great Country (Decca 1973)***, The Prince Of Country Blues (1983)***, At Your Service (1984)**, Warner Mack - The England Tour (1984)**.
The Best Of The Best Of Warner Mack (1978)****.
Source: Encyclopedia of Popular Music