Ray Price, 1926 – 2013

Ray Price, 1926 - 2013

The singular voice of Ray Price was stilled yesterday at age 87. His 109-chart-hit career spanned Country Music’s postwar development from Honky-Tonky to the Nashville Sound. Frankly, we prefer the former:

More:

“Ray Price changed country music while staying true to his own sound,” Michael Corcoran, Austin Statesman

“Ray Price dies at 87; singer reshaped country music,” Randy Lewis, Los Angeles Times

“Ray Price, trend-setting country singer and mentor, dies at 87,”  Terence McArdle, Washington Post

“Where Do I Start With Ray Price?” David Cantwell, Slate

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Image (“Honky Tonk”) by Mike Licht. Download a copy here. Creative Commons license; credit Mike Licht, NotionsCapital.com

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