Sunday, March 8, 2009

Ray (Freaking) Price

I was very privileged to hear music legend Ray Price speak yesterday, at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. He was being interviewed by WSM-AM personality, Eddie Stubbs, as part of the Hall of Fame's special "Family Tradition: The Williams Family Legacy" exhibit, detailing the legacy of Hank Williams and family.

Hank Williams played a huge part in bringing Ray Price to Nashville, back in 1951. 

The two were roommates for 8 months, during 1952.

Hank Williams died on New Years Day, 1953.

My view on country music was forever changed when I had the chance to be Ray's publicist, in 2005. The time I was able to spend with the man had such a major impact on me, that I completely quit making fun of a genre of music that I hadn't had much respect for before that. 

Ray Price is one of the most important American musical treasures we have, and ever will have. If you don't know much about him, I highly encourage you to check into this man's history and impact. He is truly one of the best.

1 comment:

jessica said...

i saw him last night at the opry! amazing, i have pictures! i am sure i will blog about it at some point!

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