** Special note- The new Jim Reeves exhibit will be
opening at The Depot Museum
in Henderson, the town where Jim started his musical career as a disc jockey, on July 1, 2013
John Rex dedicates personal memorabilia and performs Jim Reeves Tribute Show at The Louisiana Hayride. Story and pictures, here.
Jim's lead guitar player, Leo Jackson, passed away on May 4, 2008. Please read this letter from John Rex. here
Jim Reeves awarded star on Shreveport's Walk of Stars.
To learn more about it, see pictures and read John Rex's acceptance speech
2ND ANNUAL JIM REEVES JAMBOREE A
ROUSING SUCCESS! Story and Photos here.
Welcome to the real world of
It's hard to believe that Jim has been gone more than 50 years. In a career matched by few country
artists, Jim was the first to become "international." His songs and velvet voice remain staples in
countries such as the UK, Norway, Germany, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, the Carribean
Islands and the list goes on and on. His first number one, Mexican Joe, was in 1953, but several
years later with the help of Chet Atkins he developed his smooth, baritone style for which he would
become world famous. "The Nashville Sound" as it became called, was country music's answer to
the rising popularity of rock and roll. Among Jim's biggest hits were Four Walls,Welcome to My
World, Am I Losing You, Is it Really Over and finally He'll Have to Go, just to name a few. He'll
Have to Go became a smash in '59-'60 rising to number one in the country charts and number three
in the popular charts. Today his music is still played all over the world and country music is still
looking for the "next" Jim Reeves.
This web site is a dedication to Jim by the people who knew him and loved him best-his family.
Please enjoy your visit to our site and visit the various links to get a closer look at the man with the
velvet voice. Oh, and don't forget to sign the guestbook and leave your comments and favorite Jim
Thanks for stopping by and take care.
This website is part of JohnRexReeves.com. To learn more about Jim's only relative to pursue country music, click HERE.
Take the tour! Enjoy some
memories of country music's greatest voice! Just click on a link you're
interested in or start at number one and take the tour! When you're finished
please sign the guestbook
and say hi.
|1. Jim's biography written by his home county newspaper. here||2. A photo gallery of sixteen pictures. here|
|3. Read one of many letters written by Jim to his nephew John Rex. here||4. Tom Perryman, Jim's right hand man, talks about Jim. here|
|5. Partial list of Jim's recordings. here||6. Jim's favorite poem. here|
|7. Jim's favorite joke as told by Leo Jackson. here||8. Pictures of Jim and the Blue Boys and their tour bus. here|
|9. Bill Mack. The legendary songwriter and "Midnight Cowboy" talks of Jim. here||10. Kimberly Jim. Pictures from the 1963 movie and info on how to order it. here|
|11. Pictures of Jim at a concert in Canada, sent to our family by Arie den Dulk. here||12. Pictures of the crash, funeral and Jim's eulogy. here|
|13. The Jim Reeves monument and burial site in Carthage, Texas. here||14. He'll Have To Go by Joe and Audrey Allison. here|
|15. Book reviews of Like a Moth to A Flame by Michael Streissguth. here||16. Tillman Franks' I Was There When It Happened, featuring a good
part about Jim.
|17. News concerning Jim and John Rex. here||18. About the author of this site. here|
|19. John Rex tells stories and sings songs of Jim. here||20. Links to interesting sites including the Official Jim Reeves site. here|
|21. Please sign our guestbook and say hi. here||22. John Rex Reeves home. here|