Franklin, TN – Oct 8, 2013: ‘Classic Country Music, Vol. 1′ by Country Johnny Mathis is the first in a series of master recordings being released that will hit major digital and retail outlets Oct 15, 2013. This first offering will contain some recordings that were never before released after being recorded 50 years ago. Country Johnny Mathis was an American singer/songwriter with many notable contributions to Country Music, Rockabilly and Bluegrass including having 9 Country Music Hall of Fame Inductees record his songs.
Now let me go back to songs for a minute, you know I never had much encouragement in my musical years, not even from my immediate family, nobody really encouraged me. I got one brother, my youngest, I think was a fan and still is, Billy. Continue reading “Johnny’s Memoirs – A Multi-Million Seller…for $15!” »
There’s Roger Miller, he was a good friend. I know he came one day and we was all boozing it up in the motel. He’d sing one of his and I’d sing one of mine. Continue reading “Johnny’s Memoirs – Roger Miller and “Please Talk To My Heart”” »
I played with a lot of artists during those years. I don’t know if I had a special one that I liked the most, but Johnny Horton was a great friend. He was a great man. Continue reading “Johnny’s Memoirs – Johnny Horton” »
“And I didn’t spend all that time in music, I had odd jobs, I mean I liked to eat then, just like I like to eat now, and sometimes I had to work. I was doing some landscaping. It must have been somewhere along 58, somewhere like that, I remember sitting in that old tractor, getting a stiff neck from looking behind me, looking to see what I was doing. Continue reading “Johnny’s Memoirs – Odd Jobs” »
Today, Sept 28, 2013, Johnny would have been 83 years old! His family, friends and followers celebrate his life today. Although Johnny has passed on from this life, many are still influenced by his music and life-loving spirit. Happy birthday! Continue reading “Happy Birthday to Country Johnny Mathis!” »