Doug Mathis – God’s Got A Plan
CDX Records/Sony Orchard recording artist, Doug Mathis, is proving his staying power with his fourth number one hit on the TRACtion Positive Country and Southern Gospel chart this week with “God’s Got a Plan.”
Mathis states: “’God’s Got a Plan’ is such an important song for our time because I know that God has a plan for our lives, for our communities, for our churches, and for this great nation. We need to be praying into God’s plan, and believing for God’s plan, and singing about God’s plan every chance we get!”
Mathis continues his run of chart-toppers which have included “When He Calls My Name,” “Love Somebody” and “King of Love.” The Knoxville, Tennessee native demonstrates repeatedly that powerful vocals, coupled with great songs with a powerful message are sure winners with his growing legion of fans. These career achievements are made even more significant since TRACTION is the only monitored radio chart in the Positive Country and Southern Gospel formats whose spins are based on actual airplay detections not reported spins or predicted plays which have historically been inaccurate.
Mathis has been immersed in music for most of his life. Growing up singing in church, he began writing songs at age eight. As a senior in high school, he auditioned to be a performer at Opryland USA. He began performing at the fabled theme park in the “Country Music USA” show, singing a wide variety of songs from artists such as Roy Acuff, John Denver, and Kenny Rogers. Three years later, he became the lead singer for “The Cumberland Boys,” Opryland’s gospel quartet, with whom toured across the country for four years. Following his time at the theme park, Mathis went on to become senior pastor and a minister of music at several churches across the South prior to rededicating his career as a full-time performer.