Charley Pride - A Tribute To Jim Reeves (CD)
Release Date: 05/15/01
Featuring 15 Jim Reeves classics as interpreted by the legendary Charley Pride.
Who better to sing the songs made famous by 'Gentleman Jim' Reeves, than Charley Pride' Jim Reeves was the epitome of the sophisticated Country Music that producer and record mogul Chet Atkins developed in the early 1960s with what became known as the 'Nashville Sound.' It was a new kind of Country Music; lush, more sophisticated than was ever attempted before and Jim Reeves (alongside Patsy Cline) was its greatest exponent. Tragically, just as he was at the height of his fame and success Reeves was killed in a plane crash. Shortly thereafter, Atkins, who was Reeves' record producer and the head of his record label RCA, stumbled across Charley Pride, another young man whose voice sent shivers down his spine. Like Reeves, Charley has been a massive seller, an international star and an ambassador for Nashville's music. Like Reeves, Charley is also beloved around the world as a Country Music icon and the owner of one of the most inspiring and richest voices in popular music.
|Label: MUSIC CITY RECORDS|