What can you tell me about country singer Gentleman Jim Reeves? Does he have any concerts on video or DVD?
—Ruth B., Vermont
One of nine children, Jim Reeves was born and raised in Galloway, Texas. In the early 1950s, he became the host of the popular Louisiana Hayride. Fate intervened when Hank Williams failed to make an appearance on the show and Reeves sang in his place. Abbott Records signed him and his first single, Mexican Joe, went to No. 1. Throughout the 1950s and early 1960s, Reeves had a number of major hits—He'll Have to Go, Home and Four Walls—and was at the height of his career when he was killed at age 40 in a plane crash outside of Nashville, Tenn., in 1964. His work still is available in CD packages, as well as some videos and DVDs. Check out the website www.purecountrymusic.com.