Country Johnny Mathis

Nashville Songwriter’s Hall of Fame for Country Johnny Mathis?

Country Johnny Mathis is not in the Nashville Songwriter’s Hall of Fame, yet … although he had a long distinguished career in Country Music both as an artist and songwriter. That is one of the list of accolades that has escaped Johnny, a nomination or induction into the Nashville Songwriter’s Hall of Fame. Perhaps a nomination is still possible! Here are some of the highlights of Johnny’s songwriting career that we think makes him worthy of being considered for a nomination:

Billboard Charting Singles:

* #3 Billboard single in 1954, SONG: “If You Don’t Somebody Else Will” ARTIST: Jimmy and Johnny 

* #7 Billboard single in 1964, SONG: “Please Talk To My Heart” ARTIST: Ray Price 

* #8 Billboard single in 1954, SONG: If You Don’t Somebody Else Will ARTIST: Ray Price

* #13 Billboard single – 1963, SONG: “Please Talk To My Heart” ARTIST: Country Johnny Mathis 

* #20 Billboard single in 1963, SONG: What’s In Our Hearts ARTISTS: George Jones/ Melba Montgomery

* Top 50 Billboard single 1968, SONG: There’s No More Love ARTIST: Carl Smith

* Top 100 Billboard single in 1980, SONG: Please Talk To My Heart ARTIST: Freddy Fender – Please Talk To My Heart

* Top 100 Billboard single in 1976, SONG: If You Don’t Somebody Else Will, ARTIST: Carl Smith

* #124 US chart single in 1963, SONG: Ain’t It Funny What A Fool Will Do ARTIST:George Jones

Songs on Billboard Charting Albums:

* #1 Billboard Album Chart 1968: ARTIST: Charley Pride, SONG:You Can Tell The World, ALBUM: ‘The Country Way’

* #1 Billboard Album Chart 1976: ARTISTS: George Jones/Tammy Wynette, SONG: If You Don’t Somebody Else Will, ALBUM: ‘Golden Ring’

* #3 Billboard Album Chart 1965: ARTIST: George Jones, SONG: Ain’t It Funny What A Fool Will Do, ALBUM: ‘The Race Is On’

* #3 Billboard Album Chart 1964: ARTIST: George Jones/Melba Montgomery, SONG: What’s In Our Hearts, ALBUM: ‘Singing What’s In Our Hearts’

* #4 Billboard Album Chart 1968: ARTIST: Charley Pride, SONG: If You Should Come Back Today, ALBUM:‘Make Mine Country’

* #8 Billboard Album Chart 1966, ARTIST: George Jones, SONG: Ain’t It Funny What A Fool Will Do, ALBUM: ‘Golden Hits’

* #10 Billboard Album Chart 1965, ARTIST: George Jone, SONG: I Get Lonely In A Hurry, ALBUM:‘I Get Lonely In A Hurry’

* #12 Billboard Album Chart 1964, ARTISTS: Melba Montgomery/George Jones, SONG: I Dreamed My Baby Came Home, ALBUM: ‘Bluegrass Hootenanny’

* #12 Billboard Album Chart 1964, ARTISTS: George Jones/Melba Montgomery, SONG: I’d Jump The Mississippi, ALBUM: ‘Bluegrass Hootenanny’

* #42 Billboard Album Chart 1968, ARTIST: Johnny Paycheck, SONG: If You Should Come Back Today, ALBUM: Johnny Paycheck’s Greatest Hits

* #43 Billboard Album Chart 1968, ARTIST: Bobby Helms, SONG: All I Need Is You, ALBUM: ‘All New Just For You’

* #43 Billboard Album Chart 1968, ARTIST: Bobby Helms, SONG: Expressing My Love, ALBUME: ‘All New Just For You’

* Top 50 Billboard Pop Album 1981, ARTIST: Elvis Costello, SONG: Brown To Blue, ALBUM: ‘Almost Blue’

Other Notable Achievements:

** Two BMI Citations of Achievement for “If You Don’t Somebody Else Will” and “Please Talk To My Heart”.

** More than 10 Country Music Hall of Fame Inductees have recorded Johnny’s songs. (George Jones alone recorded at least 16 Mathis songs during his recording career.)

The songwriting career of Country Johnny Mathis has spanned from the start of the 1950’s with songs still being recorded and placed today in 2021. That is a 70 year span! Quite a body of songwriting work and contributions to Country Music. Read a list of artists who have recorded Johnny’s songs here: Country Johnny Mathis

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