Ray Price: The Final Sessions
When Country Music Hall of Fame member (and Texas native) Ray Price passed away on December 16, 2013, Country music fans mourned the silencing of one of the greatest voices to ever sing a song. In 2012, he recorded what are reported to be his last sessions. Now, the recordings from those sessions are set for release in just a few weeks.
According to musicnewsnashville.com:
Produced by Grammy award winning hit maker and friend Fred Foster, Ray Price’s final sessions, Beauty Is…, will hit shelves on April 15th via AmeriMonte Records. Available at Wal-Mart, Cracker Barrel and online retailers, the album highlights the timeless, signature string and shuffle sound of Ray Price featuring duets with Vince Gill and Martina McBride.
“He called me in 2012 and said, ‘I think I have one album left in me; I’m not well, you know,’” Foster recounts. “He said, ‘I want to do one last one, and I want you to do it with me.’ The whole time we were working together, his state of mind was always really good. You would never know how sick he was to talk to him. What a classy guy.”
A “classy guy,” indeed. And a classic voice. I, for one, will be anxiously awaiting the release of Beauty Is..” You can read the full article by clicking the link below. RIP, Ray Price…and thanks for leaving your fans with something of “beauty.”