Tuesday, December 17, 2013

R.I.P.: Ray Price

Ray Price, the Nashville star whose trademark "shuffle" beat became a country music staple, died Monday December 16, 2013 at age 87.

Price's 1956 single "Crazy Arms" spent 20 weeks atop the country charts and introduced a bass-driven, four-four rhythm that became a touchstone of the Nashville sound -- a rhythm later dubbed the "Ray Price beat."

He had started singing while in veterinary school, after coming back to Texas from World War II. His first records drew little notice, but he caught the attention of Hank Williams, who took Price on tour with him in 1951 and brought him to Nashville, where he began to sing with the Grand Ole Opry.

Lauded as one of the greatest voices in country music history his other hits included "Heartaches by the Number" in 1959 and the Kris Kristofferson-penned "For the Good Times" (above) in 1970. source

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