Ray Price
Country Music Artist
Ray Price
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".
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WATCH: Teen Surprised with US Citizenship on Christmas Day
abc News - 2 months
Prince Ogidikpe, 19, is used to getting gag gifts from his mother. But this year, inside his gag gift was a letter saying that he's now an American citizen. The video of Ogidikpe opening his gift has gone viral.
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Conservative Serbia becomes unlikely sex change centre
Yahoo News - 3 months
In a country where Gay Pride parades require massive security and almost half the citizens think homosexuality is a disease, Serbia is drawing patients from around the world seeking sex change operations to become men. Offering experts in the field for a fraction of the cost in western Europe and America, Belgrade has become a surprising centre for the complex gender reassignment surgery. In the end the 38-year-old anaesthetist chose the Belgrade Centre for Genital Reconstructive Surgery, led by Miroslav Djordjevic, a professor of urology and surgery in the Serbian capital.
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Five things you don't know about Americana music icon Jim Lauderdale
Huffington Post - 5 months
Jim Lauderdale broke out in 2016. An overnight success? Hardly. It's taken nearly three decades and about as many albums to receive the recognition that the Americana icon cleary deserves. He performed at the International Bluegrass Music Association's annual gathering in Raleigh, North Carolina, the same day his 29th album, "This Changes Everything," was released. The album, which was largely recorded during a single day in Austin while on a break from his summertime tour, presents Lauderdale's unique version of the traditional Texas dancehall sound. It's filled with shuffles, rave-ups, plenty of sharp songwriting and appearances by a handful of genuine Texas legends, including producer and pedal steel player Tommy Detamore, drummer Tom Lewis (Heybale, Whitney Rose), pianist Floyd Domino (an original member of Asleep at the Wheel), Bobby Flores (Ray Price's longtime fiddle player), Kevin Smith (bass player for Willie Nelson), Chris Masterson (one-half of the Mastersons, as w ...
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D.C. Gay Pride-goers: "You can't scare us"
Reuters.com - 9 months
Participants in the D.C. Capital Pride parade say they won't be deterred by the acts of a gunman who killed 50 people at a packed gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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Los Angeles mayor says heavily armed man arrested; told police he was going to Gay Pride Parade
Yahoo News - 9 months
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles mayor says heavily armed man arrested; told police he was going to Gay Pride Parade .
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Watch: ARCHIVAL VIDEO: Gay Pride Marches Highlight AIDS Awareness in 1983
ABC News - 9 months
June 26, 1983: Gay Pride marches across the U.S. highlight AIDS awareness.
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200,000 party at Tel Aviv Gay Pride Parade, region's biggest
Yahoo News - 9 months
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Colorfully-dressed drag queens and bare-chested muscular men on floats partied alongside thousands of others from the LGBT community at Tel Aviv's annual gay pride parade on Friday, the largest event of its kind in the Middle East.
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Is Homeownership Right for You?
Huffington Post - 9 months
Key Messages for May Prices are up 8% in the prior 12 months vs historical 6%. Inventories are tighter than last year, especially for small, lower priced homes. In 2016, we expect 8-9% appreciation, flat unit sales volume increases, and continued tight inventories. Let's talk about buying: Renters often ask me if it's too late to buy a house: Are we heading for a big downturn? Are we too deep in the market cycle to buy? they wonder. Timing the real estate market perfectly is extremely difficult, perhaps impossible, and some of these potential buyers were the same renters that were sitting on the fence when the market was down, even once we'd passed the nadir. I believe that buying a home is less about the market and more about life; your life. So don't try to time the market, take a look at your life, the low interest rates and time that! 1. Are you getting married, starting a family, or tired of paying skyrocketing rent without having an asset to show for it? Would you li ...
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Times Square Gets Blanketed
New York Times - about 1 year
A time-lapse video shows snow covering Times Square as a blizzard hit the East Coast on Saturday.
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The morning after its showing at the Golden Globes, Amazon talks up new shows
LATimes - about 1 year
The morning after Amazon Prime’s big showing at 73rd Golden Globes, it was business as usual for the streaming service. Amazon Studios head Roy Price addressed reporters bright and early Monday for the Amazon’s panels at the Television Critics Assn. press tour in Pasadena. And, understandably,...
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Childhood Stress May Prime Pump For Chronic Disease Later
NPR - over 1 year
A British study that tracked the health of thousands from childhood through midlife finds early distress to be even more potent than adult stress in predicting later diabetes and heart disease. » EMail This
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Blond Jesus: Singer Garrett Miller's Creative Eucharist For Marriage Equality and Beyond
Yahoo News - almost 2 years
The festive and rainbow-decorated month of June approaches and Gay Pride soirees are afoot. But the time is also ripe with other potential celebrations. The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to give birth to a ruling for Marriage Equality soon. All eyes are certainly on that ... which it makes it all the more refreshing to come across a gay...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Ray Price
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2013
    Age 87
    On December 2, 2013, Price entered a Tyler, Texas, hospital in the final stages of pancreatic cancer, according to his son, then left on December 12 for home hospice care.
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    Although in February 2013 the cancer appeared to be in remission, Price was hospitalized in May 2013 with severe dehydration.
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    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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  • 2012
    Age 86
    On November 6, 2012, Ray Price confirmed that he was fighting pancreatic cancer.
    More Details Hide Details Price told the San Antonio Express-News that he had been receiving chemotherapy for the past six months. An alternative to the chemo would have been surgery that involved removing the pancreas along with portions of the stomach and liver, which would have meant a long recovery and stay in a nursing home. Said Price, "That's not very much an option for me. God knows I want to live as long as I can but I don't want to live like that." The 87-year-old Country Music Hall of Famer also told the newspaper, "The doctor said that every man will get cancer if he lives to be old enough.
  • 2009
    Age 83
    In 2009, Price made two performances for the Fox News show Huckabee.
    More Details Hide Details The first was with the Cherokee Cowboys and host Mike Huckabee, and he performed "Crazy Arms" and "Heartaches By The Number". Weeks later he performed with the Cherokee Cowboys and Willie Nelson (again with Huckabee playing bass guitar). This time they performed duets of "Faded Love" and "Crazy." Price worked on his last but one album, Last of the Breed, with fellow country music singers Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard. This album was released on March 20, 2007 by the company Lost Highway Records. The two-disc set features 20 country classics as well as a pair of new compositions. The trio toured the U.S. from March 9 until March 25 starting in Arizona and finishing in Illinois. This was Price's third album with Nelson and first album with Haggard. After the tour, Haggard remarked, "I told Willie when it was over, 'That old man gave us a goddamn singing lesson.' He really did. He just sang so good. He sat there with the mic against his chest. And me and Willie are all over the microphone trying to find it, and he found it."
  • 2008
    Age 82
    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.
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  • 1999
    Age 73
    Ray Price briefly made national news again in 1999 when he was arrested for possession of marijuana.
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  • 1996
    Age 70
    He was elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1996.
    More Details Hide Details Price continued to record and tour well into his mid-eighties. Ray Price was born on a farm near the small, now gone, community of Peach, near Perryville in Wood County, Texas He was the son of Walter Clifton Price and Clara Mae Bradley Cimini. His grandfather James M. M. Price was an early settler of the area. Price was three years old when his parents divorced and his mother moved to Dallas, Texas. For the rest of his childhood he split time between Dallas and on the family farm, where his father had remained. Price's mother and step-father were successful fashion designers and wanted him to take up that line of work but it had little appeal to him. Ray Price began singing and playing guitar as a teenager but at first chose a career in veterinary medicine. He was attending North Texas Agricultural College in preparation for that career when his studies were interrupted by America's entry into World War II.
  • 1989
    Age 63
    Price continued to have songs on the country music chart through 1989.
    More Details Hide Details Later, he sang gospel music and recorded such songs as "Amazing Grace", "What A Friend We Have In Jesus", "Farther Along" and "Rock of Ages."
  • FIFTIES
  • 1982
    Age 56
    His final top ten hit was "Diamonds In The Stars" in early 1982.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1970
    Age 44
    Price married second wife Janie on June 11, 1970, and they remained together until his death.
    More Details Hide Details A son from his first marriage, Cliff Price, also survives. Academy of Country Music Country Music Association Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Grammy Awards
  • 1967
    Age 41
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Written by Kris Kristofferson, the song also scored No. 11 on the popular music chart and featured a mellower Price backed by sophisticated musical sounds, quite in contrast to the honky tonk sounds Price had pioneered two decades before. Price had three more No. 1 country music successes during the 1970s: "I Won't Mention It Again", "She's Got To Be A Saint", and "You're the Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me" (the last of which was a pop hit in Canada, and would gain greater fame a year later when Gladys Knight & the Pips covered it).
  • THIRTIES
  • 1958
    Age 32
    Miller wrote one of Ray Price's classics in 1958, "Invitation to the Blues", and sang harmony on the recording.
    More Details Hide Details Additionally, Nelson composed the Ray Price song "Night Life". Price became one of the stalwarts of 1950s honky tonk music, with hit songs such as "Talk To Your Heart" (1952) and "Release Me". He later developed the famous "Ray Price Shuffle," a 4/4 arrangement of honky tonk music with a walking bassline, which can be heard on "Crazy Arms" (1956) and many of his other recordings from the late 1950s. During the 1960s, Ray experimented increasingly with the so-called Nashville sound, singing slow ballads and utilizing lush arrangements of strings and backing singers.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1953
    Age 27
    In 1953, Price formed his band, the Cherokee Cowboys.
    More Details Hide Details Among its members during the late 1950s and early 1960s were; Roger Miller, Willie Nelson, Darrell McCall, Van Howard, Johnny Paycheck, Johnny Bush, Buddy Emmons, Pete Wade, Jan Kurtis, Shorty Lavender and Buddy Spicher.
  • 1949
    Age 23
    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.
    More Details Hide Details It was around this time Ray Price became friends with Lefty Frizzell. The two first met at Beck Recording Studio in Dallas, and Price ended up writing the song "Give Me More, More, More Of Your Kisses" for Frizzell's use. A few demos recorded by Price at Beck's caught the attention of Bullet Records in Nashville, Tennessee and he was signed to his first recording contract. However, his first single released on Bullet, "Jealous Lies" failed to become a chart hit. He relocated to Nashville in the early 1950s, rooming for a brief time with Hank Williams. When Williams died, Price managed his band, the Drifting Cowboys, and had minor success. He was the first artist to have a success with the song "Release Me" (1954), a top five popular music hit for Engelbert Humperdinck in 1967.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1944
    Age 18
    Price was drafted in 1944 and served in the United States Marine Corps in the Pacific Theater.
    More Details Hide Details He returned to the college after the war, and many years later (1972) was honored as a distinguished alumnus. After the war and college, Price rethought his decision to continue schooling to be a veterinarian. For one thing he was considered too small to work with large cattle and horses, the backbone of a Texas veterinarian's practice. While helping around his father's ranch he also began singing at various functions around the Abilene, Texas area. This eventually led him to begin singing on the radio program Hillbilly Circus broadcast on Abilene's KRBC in 1948.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1926
    Age 0
    Born on January 12, 1926.
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