Country Johnny Mathis, Country Music, Country Songwriter, Country Artist, Country Music Hall of Fame, Country Music History, Nashville TN

Country Johnny Mathis has had songs recorded by 12 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 over 14 Billboard Charting Country albums and Gold Records and he his credited with at least 10 Billboard Country charting singles. Here is a partial listing of artists and songs they have recorded that were written or co-written by Mathis (including some single and album charting info). Johnny’s songs continue to be used in film, TV and commercials including the CBS TV show, ‘Young Sheldon’ and the Michelob ULTRA ’19th Hole’ commercial (2022). One accolade yet to take place is to see ‘Country’ Johnny Mathis inducted into the Nashville Songwriter’s Hall of Fame! Here is a list of some of the artists and the songs of they recorded of Country Johnny Mathis.

George Jone – A Good Old Fashioned Cry
George Jones – Ain’t It Funny What A Fool Will Do(#124 US chart single 1963) (‘The Race Is On’ album – #3 Billboard album 1965) (‘Golden Hits’ album – #8 Billboard album 1966)
Bobby Helms – All I Need Is You (‘All New Just For You’ album – #43 Billboard album 1968)
Brad Davis – Black Sheep (Top 10 Singing News Bluegrass Gospel single – 2015)
Johnny Paycheck – Black Sheep
Elvis Costello – Brown To Blue (‘Almost Blue’ album – Top 50 Billboard Pop Albums 1981)
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 – The Day Is Almost Over
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
York Brothers – Everybody’s Trying To Be My Baby
Bobby Helms – Expressing My Love (‘All New Just For You’ album – #43 Billboard album 1968)
Gene Watson – Florence Jean
Johnny Paycheck – Florence Jean
George Jones – Good Old Fashion Cry
George Jones / Melba Montgomery – I Can’t Change Over Night
George Jones – I Can’t Change Overnight
Melba Montgomery – I Can’t Change Overnight
Melba Montgomery/George Jones – I Dreamed My Baby Came Home (‘Bluegrass Hootenanny’ album – #12 Billboard 1964)
George Jone – I Get Lonely In A Hurry (‘I Get Lonely In A Hurry’ album – #10 Billboard album 1965)
Johnny Paycheck – I Know I Never Will
Johnnie Bailes – I Owe It To My Heart
Webb Pierce – I Owe It To My Heart
Johnny Paycheck – I Want To Go Somewhere
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
George Jones/Melba Montgomery – I’d Jump The Mississippi (‘Bluegrass Hootenanny’ album – #12 Billboard album 1964)
The Whites – I’d Jump The Mississippi
George Jones – I’ll Always Keep On Loving You
Carl Smith – If You Don’t Somebody Else Will
 (Top 100 Billboard single – 1976)
Connie Stevens – If You Don’t Somebody Else Will
Doug Kershaw – 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 Wynette – If You Don’t Somebody Else Will (‘Golden Ring’ album – #1 Billboard Country Album 1976)
Jimmy and Johnny – If You Don’t Somebody Else Will (#3 Billboard single – 1954)
Jimmy Dean – If You Don’t Somebody Else Will
Jim and Jesse – 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 (#8 Billboard single – 1954)
The York Brothers – If You Don’t Somebody Else Will
Wanda Jackson – If You Don’t Somebody Else Will
Rita Robbins – If You Don’t Somebody Else Will
Charley Pride – If You Should Come Back Today (‘Make Mine Country’ album – #4 Billboard 1968)
Johnny Paycheck – If You Should Come Back Today (Johnny Paycheck’s Greatest Hits – #42 Billboard album 1968)
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
Slim Whitman – I Will Love You Still
Bobby Helms – Just Do The Best You Can
Brad Davis – Let’s Go Home
George Jones – Let’s Go Home
Connie Hall – Love Today None Tomorrow
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
Country Johnny Mathis – Please Talk To My Heart (#13 Billboard single – 1963)
Freddy Fender – Please Talk To My Heart (Top 100 Billboard single – 1980)
George Jones/Montgomery/Lynn – Please Talk To My Heart
Johnny Bush – Please Talk To My Heart
Ray Price – Please Talk To My Heart (#7 Billboard single – 1964) –  ‘Love Life’ album, BillBoard Top 5 Country Album
Johnny Paycheck – Some Kind Of Rose
Johnny Paycheck – Something In Your World
George Jones/Margie Singleton- Talk About Lovin’
Carl Smith – There’s No More Love (Top 50 Billboard single – 1968)
Brad Davis – There’s No More Love
East Ridge Boys – Turkey Buzzard (#2 Singing News Bluegrass Gospel – 2020)
George Jones/Melba Montgomery – What’s In Our Hearts (#20 Billboard single – 1963) (‘Singing What’s In Our Hearts’ album – #3 Billboard albums 1964)
George Jones/Montgomery/Lynn – Without A Reason
Johnny Paycheck – Who Needs Your Love
George Jones – Wouldn’t It Be Something
Charley Pride – You Can Tell The World (‘The Country Way’ album – #1 Billboard album 1968)
Faron Young – You’re Just Imagination
The Wilburn Brothers – You’re Not Play Love (#13 single 1956)
‘At The Louisiana Hayride Tonight’ – Box Set (224 Page Hardcover Book, 561 tracks, including 12 live performances by Country Johnny Mathis and 6 from Jimmy and Johnny) 2019 Grammy Nomination for ‘Best Historical Album’

FILM, TV and COMMERCIAL PLACEMENTS
‘Rolling Papers’ documentary/film – My Heart Is On The Paper (Country Johnny Mathis)- 2015 Music Placement
‘Louisiana Hayride Cradle of the Stars’ documentary – Let Me Go Back One More Time (Country Johnny Mathis) Music placement
‘Young Sheldon’ TV episode / CBS (2019) – My Heart Is On The Paper (Country Johnny Mathis)
Monsterland TV Series on Hulu – “All I Need Is You” Country Johnny Mathis 2020 Music Placement
‘Stay Awake’ (Film 2022) – Saving Up My Rain (For A Money Day)
‘Little Brother’ (2022 Film) – Who Needs Your Love
Michelob ULTRA 19th Hole Commercial – Just Do The Best You Can (Country Johnny Mathis) 2022 National TV Ad Campaign

Two BMI Certificates of Achievement:BMI Awards, Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, Country Music History, Country Johnny Mathis

Here are some albums over the years that contained ‘Country’ Johnny Mathis songs: 1 albums 2 Albums 3 Albums 4 Albums

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‘At The Louisiana Hayride Tonight’ received a 2019 Grammy Nomination for ‘Best Historical Album’

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.

*During the 50’s it is estimated that Johnny may have sold 100 songs or more, outright, meaning they do not bare his name in the songwriter credits.

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