Joel Mathis

Joel Mathis

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Joel Emory Mathis:

1947: Born in Lake City, FL August Fifth to Emory and Maye Mathis, the youngest of 4.
1952: Moved to Valdosta, GA
1964: Started a band in high school “The Fugitives”
1967: Graduated Lowndes County High School. Was Voted most talented.
1968: August Four, Married the former JoAnn Cothron of Valdosta, Georgia.
1970: Daughter Joni born January 17.
1971-1999: House band for several clubs in Valdosta off and on including the Ramada Inn’s Country Place Lounge.
1973: March 8 First Nashville, TN recording session. Produced by Bill Walker at Studio “B” RCA studio.
Songs: “Glasses of Beer”, “Ann”, “Whatcha Gonna Tell Him Then” and “Darkness Hides The Sin”
1973: Signed with Chart Records in November.
1974: “First release on Chart. Ann” b/w “Glasses of Beer” reached #89 on Billboard’s Top 100 Country wk of 06-22-1974.
1975: Second release on Chart.”Friday We’ll Be Back In Love Again” reached #88 on Record World and Cashbox. Wk of 02-08-1975 and 03-01-1975.
1975: Nashville recording session produced by Jack Blanchard and Misty Morgan: Songs: “Time Machine”, “Little Orphan Annie”, “Our Room” and “Houston”
1976: Guest performer on Louisiana Hayride.
1976: Toured with and fronted artist Brenda Pepper (Playboy Records).
1978: “The Farmer’s Song” and “Dirt Farming Man” on Soundwaves Records. Both sides (only stayed one week) #92 in the top 100 in Billboard.
1981: DPI Records Album “Running After Rainbows” released.
1999: Died during open heart surgery in Tallahassee, FL.












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