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April 7, 2020

Cody Matherson: “Can I Borrow A Feelin’?”

Cody Matherson (born June 17, 1959 in Pflugerville, Texas) is an American singer-songwriter and producer. He is best known for such recordings as “Can I Borrow a Feelin’?”, “Krystal Rae”, “Love My Mullett” and of course his attempt to harness the power and fame of his 1st hit with his not so celebrated follow up hit “Can I still Borrow that Feelin’?”.

In 1978, five of his albums were on the best-selling charts simultaneously, a feat equalled only by Frank Sinatra, Michael Jackson, Bruce Springsteen and Johnny Mathis. The magazine Rolling Stone rated him as a cross between Barry Manilow, Lynard Skinnard and Elvis.

Between 1974–1979, Matherson had 7 number 1 singles, five of which were consecutive. Several well-known entertainers have praised Matherson, including Sinatra, who was quoted in the 1970s saying, “He’s next.” In 1988, Bob Dylan stopped Matherson at a party, hugged him and said, “Don’t stop what you’re doing, man. We’re all inspired by you and your killer mustache.”

As well as producing and arranging albums for other artists, including Ken Snyder Jr and Dan Grary (Gravy Dan), Matherson has written songs for musicals, films, and commercials.

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