b. 28 Sept 1933, Maud, Tx, USA. Never to end up being confused along with his more lucrative namesake, this Johnny Mathis is really a nation singer-songwriter. He made an appearance on theBig ‘D’ Jamboree, Dallas, but shifted to Shreveport and produced his debut in the Louisiana Hayride in 1953. The next season, he and Jimmy Lee Fautheree documented as Jimmy And Johnny and obtained lots 3 US nation chart hit along with his tune ‘If You Don’t SOMEONE ELSE Will’. During his times at Shreveport, Mathis caused Johnny Horton and co-wrote some tracks with him including ‘I’ll GET IT DONE Everytime’. Horton also documented a few of Mathis’ tracks. Although Mathis made an appearance in the Grand Ole Opry, he previously no solo graph strikes after ‘Make sure you SPEAK TO My Center’ in 1963. The next year that tune became a high 10 strike for Ray Cost and, 16 years afterwards, charted once again for Freddy Fender. His tracks have been documented by many superstars, including George Jones, Faron Youthful, Charley Satisfaction and Engelbert Humperdinck. Mathis had written and documented both nation and gospel materials through the entire 70s, 80s and 90s. In Feb 1999 he experienced a massive heart stroke which curtailed his music profession.