Country Johnny Mathis has had songs recorded by 10 Country Music Hall of Fame Inductees, 2 Rock And Roll Hall of Fame Inductees and 4 Rockabilly Hall of Fame Inductees. He received 2 BMI Citations of Achievement, his songs were on multiple Billboard charting Country albums and Gold Records and he his credited with multiple Billboard Country charting singles. Here is a partial listing of artists and songs they have recorded that were written or co-written by Mathis. One accolade we’d like to see take place is for ‘Country’ Johnny Mathis to be inducted into the Nashville Songwriter’s Hall of Fame!
George Jone - A Good Old Fashioned Cry George Jones - Ain't It Funny (What A Fool Will Do) Brad Davis - Black Sheep Johnny Paycheck - Black Sheep Elvis Costello - Brown To Blue George Jones - Brown To Blue Bobby Helms - Come Home To My Heart Bobby Lewis - Come Home To My Heart Johnny Paycheck - Come Home To My Heart Johnny Paycheck - Every Minute I Want Jesus By My Side George Jones - Every Time I Look At You Webb Pierce - Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby Bobby Helms - Expressing My Love George Jones - I Can't Change Overnight Melba Montgomery - I Can't Change Overnight Melba Montgomery/George Jones - I Dreamed My Baby Came Home George Jone - I Get Lonely In A Hurry Webb Pierce - I Owe It To My Heart Jim Lauderdale - I Want You To Know Johnny Paycheck - I Want You To Know Johnny Paycheck - I Will Never Grow Tired Of Loving You George Jones - I Wish Tonight Would Never End Kenny and Amanda Smith Band - I'd Jump The Mississippi Melba Montgomery/George Jones - I'd Jump The Mississippi The Whites - I'd Jump The Mississippi Carl Smith - If You Don't Somebody Else Will Connie Stevens - If You Don't Somebody Else Will George Hamilton IV - If You Don't Somebody Else Will George Jones/Margie Singleton - If You Don't Somebody Else Will George Jones/Tammy Wynnette - If You Don't Somebody Else Will (Recorded on George & Tammy's 'Golden Ring' album. This album is listed as The Top 200 Most Influential Albums In Country Music.) Jimmy and Johnny - If You Don't Somebody Else Will Jimmy Dean - If You Don't Somebody Else Will Johnny Bond & Wesley Tuttle - If You Don't Somebody Else Will Leroy Van Dyke - If You Don't Somebody Else Will Porter Waggoner - If You Don't Somebody Else Will Osborne Brothers - If You Don't Somebody Else Will Ray Price - If You Don't Somebody Else Will The York Brothers - If You Don't Somebody Else Will Wanda Jackson - If You Don't Somebody Else Will Charley Pride - If You Should Come Back Today Johnny Paycheck - If You Should Come Back Today Melba Montgomery - I'll Always Keep On Loving You Johnny Horton - I'll Do It Every Time Johnny Paycheck - I'm Gonna Tell The World Johnny Paycheck - I'm On My Way Home George Jones - Is This How A Broken Heart Dies Louisiana Hayride Cradle of the Stars Documentary - Let Me Go Back One More Time Brad Davis - Let's Go Home George Jones - Let's Go Home Brad Davis - Make Me One More Memory Charley Pride - Make Me One More Memory Johnny Paycheck - Make Me One More Memory Charley Pride - Music In My Heart Rolling Papers documentary/film - My Heart Is On The Paper Freddy Fender - Please Talk To My Heart George Jones/Montgomery/Lynn - Please Talk To My Heart Johnny Bush - Please Talk To My Heart Ray Price - Please Talk To My Heart Johnny Paycheck - Something In Your World Carl Smith - There's No More Love Brad Davis - There's No More Love East Ridge Boys - Turkey Buzzard George Jones/Melba Montgomery - What's In Our Hearts George Jones/Montgomery/Lynn - Without A Reason George Jones - Wouldn't It Be Something Charley Pride - You Can Tell The World
Note: Johnny was sitting with Carl Belew in the late 50′s as they were co-writing that evening and strummed a, E chord while he was “just messing around” and sang “you found somebody new…”. That was the start of writing the song “Am I That Easy To Forget”. Soon after that Johnny sold his writer’s share of the song outright for $15. The song does not bear his name on the songwriter credits today. This song was recorded by Sonny James, Englebert Humperdinck, George Jones, Patsy Cline, Debbie Reynolds, Jim Reeves, Skeeter Davis, Don Gibson, Leon Russel, The Browns, Jeannie C. Riley, Prairie Oyster, Carl Belew, Eddy Arnold, Ray Price, Marty Robbins, Patti Page, Kitty Wells and many others. The song is credited to Carl Belew, Shelby Singleton & W.S. Stevenson (a pseudonym used by Bill McCall who owned 4 Star Records and was known for buying songs outright). The song has achieved the BMI One Million Performances Award for having been performed over one million times on radio and television. Record sales pertaining to this song are in the millions.
Read Johnny’s own account of “Am I That Easy To Forget” in his memoirs.