New Recordings and Releases

Southern Gospel songwriter, worship songwriter, Spanish language songwriter, Bluegrass songwriter

Steve Hess & Southern Salvation have recorded and released a new single written by Dan Anderson, Steve Hess and John Mathis Jr., “Three Beating Hearts”. The song is being utilized as a message supporting LIFE by The Ark Encounter / Creation Museum. Founder and CEO Ken Ham commented on the release, ‘This is my new favorite song … it’s powerful!”.

Elizabeth Vera and John Mathis Jr. co-wrote the title song for the CD release of her new project, ‘Menos de Mi, Mas de Tí’. This Spanish language worship album was also released to digital outlets by Mansion Entertainment in a digital version entitled, ’12 Canciones Favoritas de Adoracion’.

The Carolina Boys Quartet recently recorded “The Hand of The Lord” on their new album, ‘Take A Stand’. The song was a written by Rebecca Peck and John Mathis Jr. and released on Crossroad Music’s Skyland label.

Brad Steele (The Steeles) and John Mathis Jr teamed up to write and release a new worship song, “You Are Still Father”, that is available on all streaming outlets. Chord charts and lyrics are available to worship leaders and worship teams at

John also had the honor of reworking and rewriting verses and a chorus of an old song his father, ‘Country’ Johnny Mathis, used to sing, “Turkey Buzzard”. The song has been recorded and released to Bluegrass radio and Bluegrass Gospel radio by the East Ridge Boys.