THE WOMAN BEHIND THE PICTURE
Mary and Jim Reeves, holding the 1963 MUSIC REPORTER'S ARTIST OF THE YEAR award, an award which Jim Reeves received two year consecutively.
The photograph had been taken by Millie Lemke, a fan who lived in Champaign, Illinois. She probably took it with the camera she's seen carrying around her neck in the picture below. That was taken June 18, 1960, backstage at the Grand Ole Opry.
Millie visited Nashville a few times, and took several pictures of Jim Reeves on June 15th and 16th 1962.
Picture: courtesy Frank C. Anderson.