Lost another legend this afternoon Sonny James passed away at the age of 87, From 1967-71, he notched 16 straight No. 1 country singles on the Billboard charts, beginning with “Need You” and ending with “Here Comes Honey Again.” He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2006.
An avid fisherman, Mr. James spent much of his retirement on the lake, briefly returning to the spotlight in 2006, when he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
“I just more or less went about my career,” he said on the day of the Hall of Fame induction announcement. “To me the friends I’ve made over the years actually meant as much to me as the Hall of Fame. I’m very appreciative, and I value what the Hall of Fame is doing for so many artists.”
Mr. James leaves behind his wife, Doris, whom he married in 1957. Funeral arrangements are not known at this time.