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Re: How Nashville has changed since Jim Reeves' day
Gary, I agree with just about everything you said. I was also 12 years old when Jim died, and the Country music of the '60's was always my favorite, with Jim's records far surpassing any other artist. There were others I liked such as Eddy Arnold, Marty Robbins, Jimmy Dean, etc, but for me, no one ever came close to Jim. He was, and always will be, the best! I live on Long Island, and Jim is NEVER played here on the radio, which is just unbelievable to me! There is a radio station here that even plays a LOT of the old music from Jim's day, pop and country. They play Eddy Arnold, Patsy Cline, Marty Robbins and quite a few other country performers on this station, but I've never heard a song by Jim. It is such an outrage, that I can't even think of words to describe how this makes me feel! I've mentioned Jim's music to some people from time to time that are certainly old enough to know who he is, but they have no idea who he is. An absolute crying shame! Jim deserved MUCH more credit and recognition than he ever received!
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