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September 4, 2015, Delta Donnie was inducted into the International Rockabilly Hall of Fame, in Jackson, TN.  He said itis a great honor to be included with the greats, ie, Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Narvel Felts, Ray Walker (Jordanaires) Brenda Lee, and many more.
Delta Donnie Mathis was born in Helena, Arkansas and grew up with the sound of the delta musical influence that he describes as a combination of honky tonk, country, rock and blues.  The sound was unique and the music was played in the beer joints and honky tonks up and down the Arkansas delta near the banks of the Mississippi River.  Delta Donnie’s music encompasses many genres of music: country – old and new, Southern Rock, classic rock and roll, with blues thrown in the mix. His musical genre versatility is one of the reasons his music appeals to a large variety of audiences. 

He was on a stage at the age of eight performing weekly at the Country Music Jamboree with host, Rockabilly Hall of Fame Member, Sun Recording Artist, Mack Self.  During his early years of high school, his band, The Lawton Brooks Band, played throughout the South.  By the early nineties, he was performing with several bands as guitarist and vocalist.  Later, he started his own band, The Delta Donnie Band and has performed throughout the South.

Donnie has had many musical influences in his life.  Merle Haggard was a huge musical influence in Donnie's music.  Merle's songs tend to always tell a story that most every day, working folks can relate to.  Delta Donnie says you can never go wrong with three chords and a story.

In March, 2016, Delta Donnie made the move from Arkansas to the Gulf Coast in Alabama where music can be found seven days a week.  He is deeply appreciative for his fans that have supported him through the years.  They are the reason he performs.   Besides music, golf is his passion.
He currently has two CDs out, “Thanks for the Memories” and “Merry Delta Christmas”.   A new CD of original music is forthcoming titled, “It's About Time”.  The title came about because this is the first time recording his songs and he thought it's about time he did.    
Delta Donnie can be contacted at deltadonnie@yahoo.com or by calling (870) 723-9516.