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Country music fans are saying goodbye to another talented artist in the genre. At just 82 years old, singer/songwriter, Jim Glaser has passed away. His friends and family are left with “years and years of wonderful memories and great music” as is the world.
James William Glaser was born on December 16, 1936, in Spalding, Nebraska. Glaser grew up singing alongside his brothers Chuck and Tompall Glaser where they formed the group Tompall and the Glaser Brothers. Between 1960 and 1975, the trio charted nine singles on the Billboard charts including their version of Kris Kristofferson’s “Lovin’ Her Was Easier” which reached N0. 2.
In his early career, he spent some time as a backup vocalist for Marty Robbins. But before he began his solo career, he had a successful run of hits as a songwriter.
In the 60s, Glaser wrote Skeeter Davis’ “What Does it Take” and later Liz Anderson’s “Thanks A Lot For Tryin’ Anyway.”
Finally, Glaser took his own adventure as a solo artist and ended up recording four studio albums over the course of his career. In 1984, Glaser had his first No. 1 hit with his single, “You’re Gettin’ to Me Again.” Although this was Glaser’s only No. 1, he went on to chart several more of his singles.
That same year, Glaser won the title for Best New Male Vocalist at the ACMs.
On April 6, 2019, Glaser died from a heart attack at the age of 82. On his Facebook page, his friends and family wrote,
“A heartfelt thank you to each and every one of you for supporting Jim and his music all of these years. He loved and appreciated you all very much.”
Listen to Jim Glaser singing “You’re Gettin’ To Me Again” below and remember all the talent he brought to the country music world. Rest in peace, Jim.