Johnny Mathis is scheduled to perform at the Mansion in Branson, Missouri.
His two Grammy nominations for “Chances Are” and “Misty” mark only a few of Texan John Royce Mathis’s honors. Johnny”s talent and love for music was instilled in him at an early age by his father, Clem Mathis and he proved to be most eager! He sang in the church choir, school functions, community events, amateur shows, and for visitors in their home.
Not only a star athlete in school, his discovery by George Avakian, Columbia Records, prompted the now famous telegram to the record company: “Have found phenomenal 19 year old boy who could go all the way! Send blank contracts.”
Known for “Wonderful, Wonderful” and “It’s Not For Me To Say” – Johnny’s career reached a peak on the BILLBOARD pop chart in 1957 and was followed by his first #1 hit “Chances Are”. Johnny’s “Greatest Hits” became one of the most popular albums of all time and spent an unprecedented 490 continuous weeks (almost ten years) on the Billboard Top Albums Chart. This record has been noted in THE GUINESS BOOK OF WORLD RECORDS.
The Mansion Entertainment and Media Center is pleased to announce Mr. Mathis’ performances in Branson, MO on Friday and Saturday evenings, September 26th and 27th at 8 PM. Accompanying him will be the renowned Springfield Symphony.