Born James Travis Reeves on August 20th, 1923 in Galloway, Texas, Jim Reeves was an American country and pop singer-songwriter. He was well known for his new “Nashville sound”, which consisted of country-style music with pop music influences of the time. Jim Reeves’ greatest hit was “He’ll Have to Go”, composed by Joe Allison. It went platinum and was #1 for 14 consecutive weeks on Billboard magazine’s Hot Country Songs Chart in 1960. Tragedy struck at the age of 40 when Jim was flying a private plane with his business partner and manager, Dean Manuel. Bad weather conditions caused the plane crash. Thanks to his wife, he has had many posthumous hits as well.