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Mary Reeves Davis

March 7, 1974 OH43 96 min.


Wife of Grand Ole Opry star and Country Music Hall of Fame® member Jim Reeves. Born January 20, 1929. Died November 11, 1999.

Interview Summary

1974 March 7
(1 hour, 36 minutes)
Mary Reeves Davis, wife of the late Jim Reeves, recalls her husband’s career. Discussion includes her childhood; her marriage to Jim and his early radio career; Jim’s early recordings; her role as business manager and the start of Jim’s professional career; Jim’s managers; their publishing companies, Open Road Music and Tuckahoe Music; their move to Nashville and joining the Grand Ole Opry; changes in country music during the 1950s; his network show; and his hit songs from the era.

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