Jim Reeves fans commemorate singer's 49th death anniversary today.

Wednesday, 31 July 2013 - 8:25



Jim Reeves fans around the world will be commemorating the singer’s 49th death anniversary today.  

James Travis "Jim" Reeves was born on the 20th of August, 1923, and died on the 31st of July 1964.

He was an American country and popular music singer-songwriter. With records charting from the 1950s to the 1980s, he became well known as a practitioner of the Nashville sound.

Known as "Gentleman Jim", his songs continued to chart for years after his death. Reeves died at age 40 in the crash of a private airplane. He is a member of both the Country Music and Texas Country Music Halls of Fame.