"Billy Bayou" is a 1958 single by Jim Reeves.
Billy Bayou spent a total of twenty-five weeks on the country chart and became Jim Reeves fourth release to reach number one, where it stayed for five weeks.
There is a song on the B-side of "Billy Bayou" titled "I'd Like to Be", which peaked at number eighteen on the country charts. The song has been covered by other artists, including Burl Ives and Doug Kershaw.
James Travis "Jim" Reeves (August 20, 1923 – July 31, 1964) was an American country and popular music singer-songwriter. With records charting from the 1950s to the 1980s, he became well known as a practitioner of the Nashville sound (a mixture of older country-style music with elements of popular music).