Prepare to experience beautiful music when Johnny Mathis hits the stage at Silver Legacy Resort Casino’s Grande Exposition Hall. His brilliant favorites come alive, along with some new tunes to tap your feet to in the Grande Exposition Hall on Saturday, July 27 at 8 p.m. <p>
Since early 1956, Johnny Mathis has been recording unforgettable ballads in his trademark soft yet jazzy tone. At only his second recording session, Johnny recorded two of his most popular all-time greatest hits “Wonderful, Wonderful” and “It’s Not for Me to Say.” The songs reached their peaks on the Billboard Pop Chart in July of 1957, followed by the monumental single “Chances Are” which became Johnny’s first #1 hit. In late 1959, Johnny recorded another song that became synonymous with the name of Johnny Mathis, the Erroll Garner composition, “Misty.”
Johnny holds much prestige in the music industry. In 1958, Johnny’s “Greatest Hits” album was released. It began a “Greatest Hits” tradition copied by every record company since. Johnny’s “Greatest Hits” went on to become 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 Guinness Book of World Records. <p>
According to record historian Joel Whitburn, Johnny is one of only five recording artists to have Top 40 Hits spanning each of the four decades since 1955. Amazingly, his second #1 Hit Single, “Too Much, Too Little, Too Late” with Deniece Williams came almost 21 years after his first #1 Hit Single, “Chances Are.”
Johnny has received three Grammy nominations, one for “Misty” in 1960 and in 1992 for "In a Sentimental Mood/Mathis sings Ellington.” The most recent nomination was in 2006 for "Isn't it Romantic," in the category of Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album. He has also been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame two times—in 1998 with "Chances Are" and in 2002 with "Misty." Most impressive of all is his 2003 Lifetime Achievement Award by the Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.<p>
Order your tickets to experience the performance of one of music’s greatest living legends at Silver Legacy’s Grande Exposition Hall on Saturday, July 27 at 8 p.m. Tickets to see Johnny Mathis are available from $69.50, $75.50 and premium seating for $89.50. For more information and to reserve your seats, call 1-800-MUST-SEE or 775-325-4701 or log on to www.silverlegacyreno.com or www.ticketmaster.com. You can also find out more by visiting us on Facebook, Twitter, iPhone, iPad and YouTube.