40 years ago, a small Beechcraft Bonanza private airplane plunged from the sky just short of its destination: Nashville airport. Both occupants of the plane were killed. One of them was Jim Reeves, the other was his pianist, Dean Manuel. Jim Reeves was a true anomaly. He grew up in Texas in the '20s and '30s, but didn’t sing western swing or Texas beer joint music. Instead, he sang smooth and sweet country music and country-flavored pop music, thereby pioneering the Nashville Sound. This 28 track collection features Reeves and Charlie Rich, Carolyn Bradshaw, Hank Snow, Rod Morris, Jeannie Black, Homer & Jethro, Anita Carter, Carol Johnson, Dottie West, Deborah Allen, Patsy Cline and others.