Guitar Great Dies At 65

The legendary steel guitarist Jimmy Day passed away on Friday, January 22nd at the age of 65, after an extensive battle with various pancreatic and gastrointestinal diseases. Day is perhaps best remembered for his work with Webb Pierce in the early ’50s and later with Ray Price’s Cherokee Cowboys, Jim Reeves’ Blue Boys, and Willie Nelson’s former band called The Record Men. Day also played for other artists like George Jones, Lefty Frizzell and Tracy Nelson. Day was inducted into the International Steel Guitar Hall of Fame, the Texas Steel Guitar Hall of Fame and the Texas Western Swing Hall of Fame.