Nation singer who released tunes including “Heartaches by the quantity” and “Crazy Hands.” In 1996, he was inducted in to the Nation Music Hall of Popularity. He immediately required to a profession singing after completing a stint using the Marines. He roomed with Hank Williams for a brief period of amount of time in Nashville in the 1950s. He’s a baritone vocalist. He was raised splitting his child years between his father’s plantation and his mother’s house in Dallas after his parents’ divorce. He was wedded to his second wife, Janie Mae, from 1970 until 2013. He and Hank Williams had been both Nation Music Hall of Popularity inductees.
Full Name Ray Price
Date Of Birth January 12, 1926
Died December 16, 2013, Mount Pleasant, Texas, United States
Place Of Birth Perryville, TX
Profession Country Singer
Education Yale University, Yale College
Spouse Janie Mae, Linda Powers
Children Cliff Price
Parents Walter Clifton Price, Clara Mae Bradley Cimini
Awards Grammy Award for Best Male Country Vocal Performance, Grammy Hall of Fame, Academy of Country Music Award for Song of the Year, Grammy Award for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals, Academy of Country Music Award for Album of the Year, Academy of Country Music Awards Cliffie Stone Icon Award, Country Music Association Award for Album of the Year, Academy of Country Music Award for Single Record of the Year
Nominations Grammy Award for Best Country Album, Country Music Association Award for Male Vocalist of the Year, Country Music Association Award for Single of the Year, Academy of Country Music Award for Male Vocalist of the Year
Movies Honkytonk Man, Opry Video Classics: Legends, Last of the Breed, Opry Video Classics: Honky-Tonk Heroes
TV Shows Ranch Party, That Gold Old Nashville Music, Grand Ole Opry
Star Sign Capricorn
He was among the first country music artists to use electric instruments and drums.
As a young man, he became friends with Hank Williams, and toured with him.
He studied to be a veterinarian at North Texas Agricultural College, before deciding a career in music.
Had a long string of hits on Billboard magazine's country singles chart from 1951 to 1982, including eight No. 1 hits.
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.
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.
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.
In 2002, released "Time," a collection of new songs.
He was elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1996.
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The Marty Stuart Show
TV Series writer - 2 episodes, 2010 - 2014 performer - 1 episode, 2010
Grand Theft Auto V
Video Game performer: "Crazy Arms"
The Guilt Trip
performer: "Heartaches By The Numbers"
TV Series writer - 1 episode
TV Movie performer: "For The Good Times"
Opry Video Classics: Honky-Tonk Heroes
Video performer: "Heartaches By the Number"
Opry Video Classics: Legends
Video performer: "City Lights"
Opry Video Classics: Love Ballads
Video performer: "For the Good Times"
Opry Video Classics: Pioneers
Video performer: "Crazy Arms"
A Man of No Importance
performer: "Make the World Go Away"
The Last Picture Show
writer: "Give Me More, More of Your Kisses" - as R. Price, uncredited
TV Series performer - 1 episode
Country Style, U.S.A.
TV Series short performer - 3 episodes, 1957 - 1959 writer - 1 episode, 1957