I'm on vacation this week...and Eric Rogers is doing a fine job filling in (maybe too good of a job), but I felt like acknowledging Ray Price's passing was worth logging in and commenting on.
As many might know, I've been with WESC over 30 years. In those 30 plus years I've played a lot of Country Music. Many of the songs I played as "new songs" became Classics for several acts who have now retired or passed on. Time is passing by fast!
I never had the opportunity to meet Ray Price. If I had a quarter for every time I played "For The Good Times," "Crazy Arms," "Heartaches By The Numbers," or many other Ray Price hits....I can promise you I would have enough quarters to retire.
In my opinion, Ray transcended Country Music. His music was Country, but also was well received on a Global basis. He wasn't considered a rebel or an outlaw. He didn't have to wear a special outfit that identified him...and he wasn't attached to one style of music.
From what I know, he was a Christian man with a deep belief. His final message to his fans was of appreciation...and....confidence he would "see you again."
There are many who have read this far who don't know who Ray Price is. One of the great things about the world we live in today is that you can discover Ray Price with just a few clicks of your mouse. I invite you to do so. We live in a digital world where nothing stays the same more than a blink. Much like you can discover your favorite new band...you can also re-live a great era. Ray's music is timeless.