Distant Drums – Jim Reeves
“Distant Drums” is a song which provided US singer Jim Reeves with his only UK No. 1 hit – albeit posthumously – in the United Kingdom in 1966, some two years after his death in a plane crash on 31 July 1964. The song remained in the UK Singles Chart for 45 weeks. The single also topped the US country chart for four weeks, becoming his most successful posthumous single. What did you think? Please tell us in the comment section below and remember to sign up for our free newsletter.
September 12, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Beautiful song from a great country artist. His voice is so soothing, passed on to soon.
September 13, 2017 @ 2:38 pm
It is refreshing to understand the words to Jim Reeves music. Music of the present time is only Rap and you cannot understand the words.
September 13, 2017 @ 9:57 pm
A great song. Love his voice so smooth and this like most his recordings are beautiful.
October 22, 2017 @ 12:19 pm
Unfortunately Jim Reeves died in a plane crash long before his time. A great loss.
October 23, 2017 @ 12:34 am
Always will be a favourite of mine – such a beautiful voice.
Lily "Grey" Hixon
May 8, 2020 @ 1:10 pm
A most favorite voice, gone much too soon. But we can listen to him each day via CDs, etc. Love to put them on and just sit back and relax. Best time of the day.
July 7, 2022 @ 11:33 am
Love all Jim Reeves songs, including this one. Thanks for the post.