"The Wilder Your Heart" / "Where Does a Broken Heart Go?" (Abbott)
6' (1.83 m)
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[on his popularity as a singer] Maybe it's just that I sound as if I enjoy what I'm doing. I don't work too hard at it. I never press. I just go on doing what I enjoy doing, and if other people like it I'm glad. After all, this is the only life we get. We just come through here once and I believe in making it a satisfying experience.
According to Billboard Magazine, Jim had eleven #1 hits on the Country charts - five while he was alive ("Mexican Joe", "Bimbo", "Four Walls", "Billy Bayou", and "He'll Have To Go"), and six after he died ("I Guess I'm Crazy", "Is It Really Over", "This Is It", "Distant Drums", "Blue Side Of Lonesome", and "I Won't Come In While He's There"). Jim's last #1 song, "I Won't Come In While He's There"...