John Rex Reeves News

First Annual Jim Reeves Country Music Jamboree a Success: On a cool, crisp, October 20th night at the Rose Hill Theater in Henderson, TX, several hundred true Jim Reeves' fans as well as a live radio broadcast through much of East Texas by radio station KGAS of Carthage, saw and heard John Rex Reeves perform an hour and half of Jim Reeves' greatest hits. Hosted by long time Jim Reeves friend and business partner, Tom Perryman, John Rex opened the show with Jim's first number one hit, Mexican Joe, and continued on with his many classics. Flanked by his Jim Reeves Nashville Tribute Band, featuring the great Doyle Grisham, John Rex closed the show with Jim's biggest hit, He'll Have to Go and I Won't Forget You. John Rex also found time to sing a few of his own songs.Though the turn out for the live performance was a little lighter than expected, plans ar already underway for next year's second show. The possibility of an indoor venue is being explored to better accomodate Jim's older fans. Check back soon at this website for. Thanks to all who came. It was a great time! And special thanks to United Shows of America for the use of Jim's image in the program and at the show.

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT:Mitchell Torok, writer of Jim Reeves' first number one hit, Mexican Joe, will be releasing in early '02 his book, Jim Reeves, Me and Mexican Joe. In addition, he has asked John Rex Reeves to record a song that he and Jim wrote together and Jim had planned to record just prior to his death. The song has never before been recorded and will
be included with the book.  Check back at this website soon for ordering information. The book will be a "must" for all Jim Reeves fans.