RAY PRICE ~BEST OF THE BEST~ Incl FOR THE GOOD TIMES
1. For The Good Times
2. Crazy Arms
3. My Shoes Keep Walking Back To You
4. Heartaches By The Number
5. Talk To Your Heart
6. The Other Woman,
7. Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes
8. Release Me
9. Take Me As I Am (Or Let Me Go)
10. Make The World Go Away
LABEL: FEDERAL - KING RECORDS, Inc., Nashville, TN 2003
Studio, Stereo Recording.
Album Cover Notes:
Ray Price recorded his first #1 hit, "Crazy Arms", in 1955. The song stayed at #1 for 20 weeks and also crossed over into the pop charts. It was the first of many cross-over hits that Ray recorded during his lengthy career. For almost 50 years Ray continued to record hit after hit. Today Ray Price stands tall among an elite group of stars that are responsible for bringing country music to a level of world-wide appreciation. Ray was born on January 12, 1926 in Perryville, Texas. He served in the Marines during WWII. When he got out of the service, Ray attended college in Texas intending to become a veterinarian. While in school, Ray often performed and sang at local gigs. In 1948, Ray made his radio debut and performed under the name "The Cherokee Cowboy". In 1950, Ray began performing on the CBS television show, "The Big D Jamboree". In 1952, Ray was invited to join the Grand Ole Opry. The same year Ray recorded his first hit song. "Talk To Your Heart" climbed to #3 on the record charts. His next hit was the #5 "Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes". After Ray recorded "Crazy Arms" in 1955 he was well on his way to stardom. It is interesting that Ray Price's backup band, "The Cherokee Cowboys", included members who would eventually become superstars in their own right. Roger Miller, Johnny Bush, Johnny Paycheck, and Willie Nelson each played in "The Cherokee Cowboys" at one time. As time passed, Ray Price's highly successful honky-tonk songs gave way to a silky smooth ballad-singer styling that was at first met with skepticism by some. Before long, however, Ray's new style became his trademark. It is easy to see why when listening to his 1970 #1 hit, "For The Good Times". It is included on this collection of Ray Price's most popular songs. In 1996, Ray Price was inducted into the Country Music Hall Of Fame. It was a well-deserved tribute to one of the greatest country music singers of all time.