None can argue against the wide influence of Jim Reeves’ music that conquered Nashville from 1955 through 1969. His harmonious combination of muted velvet orchestration and a mellow baritone voice echoed on the radios, most specifically on country airplay. He is one of the biggest male stars that emerged in his genre, making him the country music’s foremost international ambassador. He rocked the charts not just in America but also in Europe and Great Britain. Today, we remember that most unfortunate day Reeves’ plane crashed when they encountered a violent storm.