Edit
Ray Price Poster

Biography

Jump to: Overview (4) | Mini Bio (1) | Spouse (2) | Trivia (12) | Personal Quotes (1)

Overview (4)

Born in Perryville, Texas, USA
Died in Mount Pleasant, Texas, USA  (pancreatic cancer)
Birth NameNoble Ray Price
Nickname The Cherokee Cowboy

Mini Bio (1)

Ray Price was born on January 12, 1926 in Perryville, Texas, USA as Noble Ray Price. He was married to Janie Mae and Betty Berthena Greb (Linda Powers). He died on December 16, 2013 in Mount Pleasant, Texas.

Spouse (2)

Janie Mae (11 June 1970 - 16 December 2013) (his death)
Betty Berthena Greb (Linda Powers) (April 1957 - 1969) (divorced) (1 child)

Trivia (12)

Country-western singer.
Born at 5:00am-CST
He was elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1996.
In 2002, released "Time," a collection of new songs.
Other major hits included "Please Release Me" (1954), "Heartaches by the Number" (1959, No. 2, spent 40 weeks on the charts), "Make the World Go Away" (1963, later recorded by Eddy Arnold), "Night Life" (also 1963, written by Willie Nelson), "The Other Woman (in My Life)" (1966), "Danny Boy" (1967), "Angels and Love Songs" (1975), "It Don't Hurt Half as Bad" (1981) and "Diamonds in the Stars" (1982). Also had a couple of duet hits with Willie Nelson, the biggest of which was "Faded Love" (1980, re-recording of the old Bob Wills tune that Patsy Cline made very popular.
The No. 1 hits include "Crazy Arms" (20 weeks, 1956), "My Shoes Keep Walking Back to You" (1957), "City Lights" (13 weeks, 1958), "The Same Old Me" (1959), "For the Good Times" (1970), "I Won't Mention it Again" (1971), "She's Got to Be a Saint" (1972) and "You're the Best Thing That's Ever Happened to Me" (1973). Of those, it was "For the Good Times" -- which spent just one week at No. 1 but spent nearly six months on the charts -- that became his signature song.
Was closely identified with country music's Nashville Sound that was popularized in the 1960s, though critics also consider him a fine keeper of traditional country music.
Had a long string of hits on Billboard magazine's country singles chart from 1951 to 1982, including eight No. 1 hits.
He studied to be a veterinarian at North Texas Agricultural College, before deciding a career in music.
As a young man, he became friends with Hank Williams, and toured with him.
His mentor was Hank Williams.
He was among the first country music artists to use electric instruments and drums.

Personal Quotes (1)

If you got a pop hit, you sold a lot more records. It was my style, really. I'm still a country boy. I don't pretend to be anything else.

See also

Other Works | Publicity Listings | Official Sites | Contact Info

Contribute to This Page