Jim Croce Isn’t A Country Music Legend, But He Wrote And Sang Some Great Songs
The greatest country music songs in history are all about story telling. Stories about love lost and love found. About unique characters, about cities, about situations.
Heck, we even have a country music Hall of Famer nicknamed ‘The Story Teller‘.
That’s what Jim Croce was, a story teller. From his first hit, ‘You Don’t Mess Around With Jim’ in 1972 to his last pop music Top 10 hit, the 1974 posthumous ‘I’ll Have To Say I Love You In A Song’ (his only song to make the country music chart’s, peaking at #68).
Jim Croce is a ‘What if…’ story, a ‘Woulda, Coulda’. Jim was tragically killed on September 20, 1973 in a small plane crash near Natchitoches, Louisiana. He was 30 years old.
But he was quite a story teller, something we country music fans love. And his biggest hit, and maybe his best story, was all about the guy he’s singing about in this video clip.
Bad, Bad LeRoy Brown.