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April 8

Jim Glaser Dead At 82

Jim Glaser is known as both a solo artist and a member of the sibling trio Tompall and the Glaser Brothers. He died at 82 years old.

Jim Glaser
via Jim Glaser’s Official Facebook Page

According to a post on his official Facebook page, Glaser died on Saturday, the 6th of April.

“We come to you this morning with great sadness and heavy hearts to let you know that Jim passed away last night from a heart attack.

We will share the information on the memorial services with you as soon as it becomes available.

He leaves us with years and years of wonderful memories and great music.

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.”

The heartfelt message was accompanied by Glaser’s “Woman, Woman” attached below.

Jim Glaser’s Legacy

Glaser was the youngest of the Glaser Brothers, he was born on the 16th of December 1936. Alongside brothers Tompall and Chuck, he gained early career experience as a backup singer for Marty Robbins.

Shortly before beginning his solo recording career, he had two major hits as a songwriter in 1964. His “What Does it Take” by Skeeter Davis reached the top five. And, “Thanks A Lot For Tryin’ Anyway” recorded by Liz Anderson reached the top 40. It was later converted in albums by Jan Howard and Connie Smith.

Jim Glaser
via Jim Glaser’s Official Facebook Page

As a solo artist, he has recorded four studio albums and charted numerous singles on the Hot Country Song charts, including the Number One hit “You’re Gettin’ to Me Again.”

Out of his brothers, he was the only one to have a number one hit. He was selected by the Academy of Country Music as Best New Male Vocalist in 1984.

Glaser’s family has not released memorial services as of late. They will be shared when they are available.


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