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Country Johnny Mathis – “I Fall to Pieces”

Country; Avid – STREAM / BUY single

As a songwriter, “Country” Johnny Mathis has had songs recorded by George Jones, Tammy Wynette, Johnny Paycheck, Charley Pride, Johnny Horton, Jimmy Dean, George Hamilton IV, Freddy Fender, Webb Pierce, The Whites, Elvis Costello among many others. Seven Country Music Hall of Fame Inductees and two (2) Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees have recorded his music. His song accolades further include gold records, country radio hits and BMI airplay performance awards. There has been a revival of Mathis’ songs in recent years with cuts by Jim Lauderdale, the Kenny and Amanda Smith Band and GRAMMY Award-winner Brad Davis.

 

 

About | Now debuting on digital (originally released in the mid-60s), this traditional country-and-western swing is a common (and timeless) story of the difference between love and thinking you’re in love. The subject in this tale is singing his sorrows about his main love interest, who apparently only provides an appeasement level of attention—all the while building him up, then crashing his dreams. Another classic & masterfully performed tune.