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James Monroe “Jim” McReynolds

  • Birth 13 Feb 1927 Carfax, Wise County, Virginia, USA
  • Death 31 Dec 2002 Gallatin, Sumner County, Tennessee, USA
  • Burial Wise County, Virginia, USA
  • Memorial ID 7075821

Musician. He was a guitar flat picker, best remembered for being a member of the duo "Jim and Jesse", one of the most durable and influential brother acts in bluegrass and country music. In 1947, with his brother Jesse Lester, he began performing on WNVA radio in Norton, Virginia. Signed to Capital Records in 1951, their hits included "Are You Missing Me", "Cotton Mill Man", "Oh Louisiana" and "Diesel on My Tail". They were regulars on a succession of radio's "Barn Dances" series, when they became members of the Grand ole Opry in 1964. The duo recorded albums and performed with members of the Grand Ole Opry staff band until 2001. Jim and Jesse were inducted into the International Bluegrass Music Association's Hall of Honor in 1993 and awarded the National Heritage Fellowship Award from the National Endowment for the Arts in 1997.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Jerry Freeman
  • Added: 12 Jan 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7075821
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Monroe “Jim” McReynolds (13 Feb 1927–31 Dec 2002), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7075821, citing Robinette Cemetery, Wise County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .