"Country" Johnny Mathis
This article is about the country music singer.
For the popular music singer, see Johnny Mathis.
|"Country" Johnny Mathis|
|Birth name||John Mathis|
|Born||(1930-09-28)September 28, 1930
Maud, Texas, U.S.
|Died||September 27, 2011(2011-09-27) (aged 80)
Cornersville, Tennessee, U.S.
|Associated acts||Jimmy & Johnny|
"Country" Johnny Mathis (September 28, 1930 – September 27, 2011) was an American country music singer and songwriter.
He is credited with penning more than 500 tunes over the course of his long career.
John Mathis was born on September 28, 1930, in Maud, Texas.
Mathis left the group to go solo in the middle of the 1950s, leaving Fautheree's brother, Lynn, to fill his shoes.
Jimmy and Lynn, however, saved the name Jimmy & Johnny, which proved ideal for Mathis who returned to the group from 1959 to 1961.
His final charting single was "Please Talk to My Heart", released in 1963.
For few decades, until the late 1990s, he sang gospel music and focused on his family.
Mathis suffered a stroke in February 1999, and was no longer able to perform.
The stroke left him in poor health until his death in Cornersville, Tennessee on September 27, 2011, on the eve of his 81st birthday.
He is survived by Jeannie Mathis, his wife of 43 years, and four children.
- "I’ve Been Known To Cry"
- "Welcome Home"
- "Country Music Keeps on Growing"
- "Make Me One More Memory"
- "Harbor Of Love"
- "Please Talk to My Heart" (1963), U.S. Country No. 14
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