The Late, Great Ray Price Would Have Been 92

FILE -- In a March 10, 2007, file photo Ray Price performs at the Aladdin Theater for the Performing Arts in Las Vegas. A spokesman for Grammy winning country musician Ray Price says the singer is home in Texas recuperating after surgery. (AP Photo/Laura Rauch/file)

Noble Ray Price was born on January 12, 1926 in Peach Texas.  was an American country singer, songwriter, and guitarist. His wide-ranging baritone is regarded as among the best male voices of country music and his innovative sound helped make country music more popular. Some of his well-known recordings include “Release Me“, “Crazy Arms“, “Heartaches by the Number“, “For the Good Times“, “Night Life“, and “You’re the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me“. He was elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1996. Ray Price passed away on December 16, 2013 at the age of 87. Ray was interested in music from a young age, playing guitar and singing as a teenager. He was attending college to become a veterinarian when he was drafted into the Marine Corps in 1944. He returned to college after the war, but began to make his living as a singer during that time. He never became a veterinarian.

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