Welcome to Mellow's Log Cabin. This blog's purpose is to supply information on a diversity of American southern music - ranging from country, blues, old-time and folk to R&B, rock'n'roll and rockabilly. I regularly present my research results about artists, labels, shows and also give guest writers a chance to publish their texts here on occasion.
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Country Johnny Mathis RIP
Singer and songwriter "Country" Johnny Mathis died Tuesday September 27, 2011, at the age of 80 year in Nashville. He started his career in the late 1940s and was one half of the country/rockabilly duo Jimmy & Johnny. They had a top ten with "If You Don't Somebody Will." After the duo split up, Mathis continued his solo career and recorded for Columbia, Mercury, Little Darling, D, United Artists, and many others. He penned over 400 songs, some of them were recorded by stars like George Jones, Johnny Paycheck, Webb Pierce, Charley Pride, Tammy Wynette, and others.