Country Johnny Mathis was an American country artist born in Maud, Texas on September 28, 1930. He got his start in 1949 when he signed to StarTalent, and went on to record for a number of record labels including Columbia, Mercury, United Artists, among many others. In 1953, Johnny secured a Top 5 hit as part of the duo Jimmy & Johnny, and a decade later, snagged his highest-charting single as a soloist. In addition to performing on legendary stages such as the Grand Ole Opry and the Louisiana Hayride, Country Johnny Mathis toured with several well-known artists like Elvis Presley, Patsy Cline, and George Jones - just to name a few. Country Johnny Mathis is also credited with penning over 500 songs, some of which have been recorded by several Country Music and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees including Jimmy Dean, Charlie Pride, Ray Price, and Elvis Costello.