Mason Williams emerged in the late 1960’s as a strong force in television and music circles. He is most widely known as composer and recording artist of mega hit Classical Gas, which won three Grammy Awards for: Best Instrumental Composition, Best Instrumental Performance, and Best Instrumental Orchestra Arrangement (Mike Post, arranger). In 1998, Broadcast Music, Inc., (BMI), presented Mason with a Special Citation of Achievement in recognition of the great national and international popularity of Classical Gas. It has logged over three million broadcast performances to become the number one all time instrumental composition for air play in BMI’s repertoire, replacing the previous #1 tune, The Theme From Moulin Rouge, by Michel Legrande, released in 1953.In 1987, Mason teamed up with Mannheim Steamroller to release an album on the American Gramaphone label titled CLASSICAL GAS, a cut from this album, Country Idyll, was a Grammy Nominee for Best Country Instrumental Performance by a Soloist, Group or Orchestra. This album went Gold in 1991, and is now approaching Platinum.