Rarely in life do we get to honor someone whose singing style ushered in a new way to do it. Ray Price passed away Dec 16, 2013, and Country’s Family Reunion is honoring Ray’s memory by getting together those who knew him best with a CFR Ray Price Tribute.
Janie Price, Ray’s widow, joins Bill Anderson and a room full of Ray’s friends, band members and Country artists who all paid tribute to his songs, his style and his life. Here are some of the people who came to the taping: Johnny Bush, Darrell McCall, and friends like John Conlee, Larry Gatlin, Gene Watson, Janie Fricke, Jeannie Seely, Moe Bandy, T. Graham Brown, Wade Hayes, Tracy Lawrence, Johnny Lee, Ray Pillow, Curtis Potter, Bill Mack, Linda Davis, David Ball, Teea Goans, Jim Lauderdale, Jim Ed Brown, Mo Pitney, Jan Howard and Roy Clark.
“What an honor it was to have so many great artists in one room to pay tribute to such a remarkable artist. The stories told not only by the artists, but by his lovely wife are absolutely great,” says executive producer Larry Black.
It truly is a tribute to the man who brought us songs like “City Lights,” “Release Me,” “Crazy Arms,” “Heartaches by the Number,” “For the Good Times,” “Night Life” and so many more– songs that were sung by his friends to honor his memory.
About Ray Price:
Born in 1926 in Peach, Texas, Ray Price defined two major eras of Country music. His barroom Shuffle classics made him a master of the honky-tonk style of the early 1950s, and a cornerstone of theNashville Sound-era with a string of smooth ballads throughout the ‘60s and ‘70s. Best known for his iconic rendering of the Kristofferson smash “For The Good Times,” the Cherokee Cowboycharted over 100 times with 46 Top Ten hits, nine #1 singles and five #1 albums. A member of the Grand Ole Opry, Ray enjoyed Gold and Platinum album sales, won two Grammy® awards, took home a CMA trophy, earned two ACM awards – and his place in the Country Music Hall of Fame.
A “gentlemen’s gentleman,” Price fought pancreatic cancer to complete his final album project with legendary producer and longtime friend Fred Foster. BEAUTY IS … the final sessions was released in April, following Price’s death on December 16, 2013.
Order the Country’s Family Reunion Ray Price Tribute call 1-800-820-5405