Ray Price has covered — and kicked up — as much musical turf as any country singer of the postwar era. He’s been lionized as the man who saved hard country when Nashville went pop, and vilified as the man who went pop when hard country was starting to call its own name with pride.
~Dan Cooper (allmusic.com)
For The Good Times:
|Birth name||Ray Price|
|Also known as||The Cherokee Cowboy|
|Born||January 12, 1926 (age 87)|
|Origin||Perryville, Texas, U.S.|
|Genres||Country, Western swing|
|Occupations||Singer, songwriter, guitarist|
|Associated acts||Johnny Bush, Merle Haggard, Rosetta Tharpe, Harlan Howard, George Jones, Roger Miller, Willie Nelson, Johnny Paycheck|
Ray Price (born January 12, 1926) is an American country music singer, songwriter and guitarist. His wide-ranging baritone has often been praised as among the best male voices of country music. His more well-known recordings include “Release Me”, “Crazy Arms”, “Heartaches by the Number”, “City Lights”, “My Shoes Keep Walking Back to You”, “For the Good Times”, “Night Life”, “I Won’t Mention It Again”, “You’re the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me”, and “Danny Boy”. He was elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1996 and—now in his 80s—continues to record and tour.
….He relocated to Nashville in the early 1950s, rooming for a brief time with Hank Williams. When Williams died, Price managed his band, the Drifting Cowboys, and had minor success…..
Heartaches by the number:
Academy of Country Music
- 1970 Album of the Year – “For The Good Times”
- 1970 Single of the Year – “For The Good Times”
Country Music Association
- 1971 Album of the Year – “I Won’t Mention It Again”
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
- Inducted in 1996
- 1971 Best Male Country Vocal Performance – “For The Good Times”
- 2008 Best Country Collaboration with Vocals with Willie Nelson – “Lost Highway”
Album of the day:
The Essential Ray Price (1951-1962) – (1991)