Jim Reeves, born August 20, 1923 (in Galloway, Texas) as; James Travis Reeves, died in the crash of a private airplane at age 40 on July 31, 1964.
He was an American country singer-
Initially he was a baseball-
Reeves started to work as a radio announcer. He sang live between songs. During the
late 1940s, he was contracted as a singer with a couple of small Texas-
Reeves became known as a crooner because of his rich light baritone voice. Songs such as "Adios Amigo", "Welcome to My World", and "Am I Losing You?" demonstrated this.
Reeves scored his greatest hit with the song He’ll Have to Go, which earned him a platinum record.
During 1975, RCA producer Chet Atkins told a newspaperman: "Jim wanted to be a tenor but I wanted him to be a baritone. After he changed his voice to that smooth deeper sound, he was immensely popular."
On July 31, 1964, Reeves and his manager Dean Manuel Batesville were on their way
from Arkansas to Nashville. They traveled in a single-
On the morning of August 2, 1964, the bodies of the singer and his manager were found. Thousands of fans traveled to pay their last respects at his funeral. The coffin was driven through the streets of Nashville and then to Reeves' final resting place near Carthage, Texas.
Jim Reeves was famous in countries such as England, Norway, Netherlands, Sweden, Belgium, India, Germany and South Africa.
Some hits by Jim Reeves: He’ll have to go, Adio’s Amigo, Welcome to my world, I won’t Forget You, Guilty, I’m Gonna Change Everything, Four Wall’s, I Love You Because, Distant Drums, Am I Losing You, Making Believe, Just Call me Lonesome, Billy Bayo, Dear Harts and Gentle People, How’s the World Treating You and Roly Poly.