“He'll Have To Go,” “Welcome To My World,” “Four Walls,” “Am I Losing You” and “Blue Side Of Lonesome” are some top songs from Jim Reeves. Jim Reeves is an American singer and songwriter. He was a practitioner of Nashville sound, which is a form of music that mixes country and popular music styles. He was born on Aug. 20, 1923 in Galloway, Texas. He was married to Mary White. He died on July 31, 1964.Continue Reading
“I Guess I'm Crazy,” “Is It Really Over” and “Have You Ever Been Lonely” are some of his other popular songs. Reeves started his music career while working as a radio announcer, where he used to sing live during song breaks. He then became a member of Moon Mullican’s band, “The Showboys.” In the 1950s, he attained success as a solo country singer. “Bimbo,” Mexican Joe” and “I Love You” were his early successes.
The early 1960s saw Reeves attaining greater success and international fame. “Moonlight and Roses,” “The Best,” “Up Through the Years” and “Distant Drums” are his albums that scored No. 1 on U.S. country music charts.
Reeves, along with his manager and business partner Dean Manuel, died in a plane crash while on their way from Batesville, Arkansas, to Nashville, Tennessee. Reeves was piloting the single-engine Beechcraft Debonair aircraft when they were caught in a violent thunderstorm.Learn more about Art & Literature