Ray Price

Singer + Songwriter + Guitarist
Born Jan 12, 1926

Ray Price is an American country music singer, songwriter and guitarist. His wide-ranging baritone has often been praised as among the best male voices of country music. His more well-known recordings include "Release Me", "Crazy Arms", "Heartaches by the Number", "City Lights", "My Shoes Keep Walking Back to You", "For the Good Times", "Night Life", "I Won't Mention It Again", "You're the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me", and "Danny Boy".… Read More

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1926 Birth Born on January 12, 1926.


1944 18 Years Old Price was drafted in 1944 and served in the United States Marine Corps in the Pacific Theater. … Read More


1949 23 Years Old He joined the Big D Jamboree on Dallas radio station KRLD-AM in 1949, and when the show was picked up for broadcast on the CBS radio network soon afterward Price had his first taste of national exposure. … Read More
1953 27 Years Old In 1953, Price formed his band, the Cherokee Cowboys. … Read More


1958 32 Years Old Miller wrote one of Ray Price's classics in 1958, "Invitation to the Blues", and sang harmony on the recording. … Read More


1967 41 Years Old Examples include his 1967 rendition of "Danny Boy", and "For the Good Times" in 1970 which was Price's first country music chart No. 1 hit since "The Same Old Me" in 1959. … Read More
1970 44 Years Old …  Price married second wife Janie on June 11, 1970, and they remained together until his death. … Read More


1982 56 Years Old His final top ten hit was "Diamonds In The Stars" in early 1982.


1989 63 Years Old Price continued to have songs on the country music chart through 1989. … Read More
1996 70 Years Old …  He was elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1996. … Read More
1999 73 Years Old Ray Price briefly made national news again in 1999 when he was arrested for possession of marijuana.
2008 82 Years Old According to Price in a 2008 interview, old friend Willie Nelson—no stranger to marijuana arrests—phoned and told him he'd just earned $5 million in free publicity with the drug bust.
2009 83 Years Old In 2009, Price made two performances for the Fox News show Huckabee. … Read More
2012 86 Years Old On November 6, 2012, Ray Price confirmed that he was fighting pancreatic cancer. … Read More
I don't know why I got it – I ain't old!" Price retained a positive outlook and hoped to play as many as a hundred concert dates in 2013.
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