Jim Glaser

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Jim Glaser
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Glaser in 1980
Background information
Birth nameJames William Glaser
Born(1937-12-16)December 16, 1937
Spalding, Nebraska, U.S.
DiedApril 6, 2019(2019-04-06) (aged 81)
Genres Country
InstrumentsVocals, guitar
Years active1959–2019
Labels RCA Victor
MCA/Noble Vision
Associated actsChuck Glaser
Tompall Glaser
Tompall & the Glaser Brothers

James William Glaser (December 16, 1937 – April 6, 2019) was an American country music artist. He was born in Spalding, Nebraska. [1]

Country music, also known as country and western, and hillbilly music, is a genre of popular music that originated in the southern United States in the early 1920s. It takes its roots from genres such as folk music and blues.

Spalding, Nebraska Village in Nebraska, United States

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The brother of country singers Chuck and Tompall Glaser, he performed as both a solo artist and alongside his two brothers in the group Tompall and the Glaser Brothers. His early career as a backup vocalist included a long stint with singer/songwriter Marty Robbins. Shortly before beginning his solo recording career he had two major hits as songwriter in 1964, the top 5 "What Does it Take" which was recorded by Skeeter Davis and the top 40 "Thanks a Lot for Tryin' Anyway" recorded by Liz Anderson and later covered in albums by Jan Howard and Connie Smith.

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As a solo artist, Jim Glaser recorded four studio albums, and charted several singles on the Hot Country Songs charts, including the Number One hit "You're Gettin' to Me Again". [1] Out of his three 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.

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"You're Gettin' to Me Again" is a song written by Pat McManus and Woody Bomar and recorded by American country music artist Jim Glaser. It was released in June 1984 as the fifth single from the album The Man in the Mirror. In September, the song was his only No. 1 hit on the Hot Country Singles charts, holding that position for one week, and spending twenty one weeks on this chart. The song peaked at number three on the Canadian country music charts published by RPM.

Academy of Country Music organization

The Academy of Country Music(ACM) was founded in 1964 in Los Angeles, California as the Country & Western Music Academy. Among the founders were Eddie Miller, Tommy Wiggins, and Mickey and Chris Christensen. They wanted to promote country music in the western 13 states with the support of artists based on the West Coast. Artists such as Johnny Bond, Glen Campbell, Merle Haggard, Roger Miller and others influenced them. A board of directors was formed to govern the academy in 1965.

Glaser died of a heart attack on April 6, 2019, at the age of 81. [2]


YearTitleChart PositionsLabel
US Country
1983Man in the Mirror16Noble Vision
1984Past the Point of No Return40
1985Everybody Knows I'm Yours49
2004Me and My DreamSolitaire


YearSongChart PositionsAlbum
US Country CAN Country
1968"God Help You Woman"3224singles only
1969"Please Take Me Back"40
"I'm Not Through Loving You"52
1973"I See His Love All Over You"67
1974"Fool Passin' Through"68
"Forgettin' 'Bout You"51
1975"One, Two, Three (Never Gonna Fall in Love Again)"88
"Woman, Woman"4346
1976"She's Free But She's Not Easy"66
1977"Chasin' My Tail"88
"Don't Let My Love Stand in Your Way"86
1983"When You're Not a Lady"16The Man in the Mirror
"You Got Me Running"28
"The Man in the Mirror"17
1984"If I Could Only Dance with You"1010
"You're Gettin' to Me Again"13
"Let Me Down Easy"1633
1985"I'll Be Your Fool Tonight"54Past the Point of No Return
"In Another Minute"27
1986"If I Don't Love You"53
"The Lights of Albuquerque"40Everybody Knows I'm Yours

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  1. 1 2 Eder, Bruce. "Jim Glaser biography". Allmusic . Retrieved 2008-05-21.
  2. "Tompall & The Glaser Brothers Member Jim Glaser Dies". Musicrow.com. April 8, 2019. Retrieved April 9, 2019.