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Ray Price

Biography

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.

Quick Facts


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
Nationality American
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

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#Fact
1He was among the first country music artists to use electric instruments and drums.
2His mentor was Hank Williams.
3As a young man, he became friends with Hank Williams, and toured with him.
4He studied to be a veterinarian at North Texas Agricultural College, before deciding a career in music.
5Had a long string of hits on Billboard magazine's country singles chart from 1951 to 1982, including eight No. 1 hits.
6Was 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.
7The 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.
8Other 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.
9In 2002, released "Time," a collection of new songs.
10He was elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1996.
11Born at 5:00am-CST
12Country-western singer.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Marty Stuart ShowTV Series writer - 2 episodes, 2010 - 2014 performer - 1 episode, 2010
Grand Theft Auto V2013Video Game performer: "Crazy Arms"
The Guilt Trip2012performer: "Heartaches By The Numbers"
Nashville2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
Opry Memories2011TV Movie performer: "For The Good Times"
Opry Video Classics: Honky-Tonk Heroes2007Video performer: "Heartaches By the Number"
Opry Video Classics: Legends2007Video performer: "City Lights"
Opry Video Classics: Love Ballads2007Video performer: "For the Good Times"
Opry Video Classics: Pioneers2007Video performer: "Crazy Arms"
A Man of No Importance1994performer: "Make the World Go Away"
The Last Picture Show1971writer: "Give Me More, More of Your Kisses" - as R. Price, uncredited
Dave's Place1965TV Series performer - 1 episode
Country Style, U.S.A.TV Series short performer - 3 episodes, 1957 - 1959 writer - 1 episode, 1957

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Honkytonk Man1982Bob Wills Singer
Ranch Party1957TV SeriesRegular
Grand Ole Opry1955TV Series

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Mike Douglas Show1970TV SeriesHimself - Vocalist
That Good Ole Nashville Music1970TV SeriesHimself - Guest Performer
Dave's Place1965TV SeriesHimself
Forty Acre Feud1965Himself
Country Music Caravan1964Himself
Country Style, U.S.A.1957-1959TV Series shortHimself - Singer
Grand Ole Opry1955TV SeriesHimself
Billy Mize & the Bakersfield Sound2014Documentary
Hank Cochran: Livin' for a Song2012DocumentaryHimself
The Joy of Country2011TV MovieHimself
American Masters2004-2010TV Series documentaryHimself
The Marty Stuart Show2010TV SeriesHimself - Special Guest
American Music: Off the Record2008DocumentaryHimself
Last of the Breed: Live in Concert2007TV MovieHimself
Tootsie's Orchid Lounge: Where the Music Began2005VideoHimself
Austin City Limits1999TV Series documentaryHimself
Roger Miller Remembered1998TV SpecialHimself
Grand Ole Opry 70th Anniversary1996TV SpecialHimself
Biography1994TV Series documentaryHimself
Willie Nelson: My Life1991Himself
The American Music Awards1982TV SpecialHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1967-1982TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
12th Annual Music City News Awards1978TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Spotlight1977TV SeriesHimself
That's Country1977Himself
Dean Martin Presents Music Country1973TV SeriesHimself
Hee Haw1972TV SeriesHimself - Special Guest
The Johnny Cash Show1971TV SeriesHimself - Singer
The David Frost Show1970TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 56th Annual Grammy Awards2014TV SpecialHimself - Country Singer (In Memoriam)
Opry Memories2011TV MovieHimself
Opry Video Classics: Honky-Tonk Heroes2007VideoHimself
Opry Video Classics: Legends2007VideoHimself
Opry Video Classics: Love Ballads2007VideoHimself
Opry Video Classics: Pioneers2007VideoHimself
Grand Ole Opry's Vintage Classics2005TV MovieHimself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2008GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Country Collaboration with Vocals· Willie Nelson


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#Quote
1If 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.


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