Singer Ray Price

Celebrities, Celebrity Q&A, People
on October 5, 2003

I would like to know if Ray Price is still touring and recording. I really love to hear him sing.
—Bertie D., Tennessee

Price, 77, is considered one of the greatest country singers ever and is known for hits such as Crazy Arms, Danny Boy and For The Good Times. However, he's not content to rest on his laurels. He recently released two new CDs, a solo record called Time and a duet album with Willie Nelson titled Run That By Me One More Time. "Willie and I have been friends for so long that it was like sitting down with a brother and feeling comfortable in whatever you say or do," he says of the recording sessions. Price will perform nearly 100 shows this year, most to sell-out crowds. "I always wanted to be the older people's singer anyway," he says. "I wasn't going for the younger people. When things got so bad in the record industry that only the younger people would get to play, the older people were ignored. We've gone back to doing straight old country-type songs." He may begin work on a new album soon. "I'm an older person but I'm still real active and entertainment is my life," he says. "I want to continue singing for the older people, the old songs they liked so much." Price, who has one son, lives on a horse farm in Mount Pleasant, Texas (pop. 13,965), with Janie Mae, his wife of 35 years. When he's not singing, he's raising thoroughbred horses. "I love all horses, but the thoroughbred to me is a great creature."