Thinking About Ray Price

When you think of Ray Price your mind immediately takes you to his hit song “For the Good Times”. The song literally crossed generations and is played at every single Texas A&M game to this day. Some may not realize that Price did so much more. He was the first person to add drums to his music resulting in the rhythmic, honkey tonk sound we hear today. Every musician since has been impacted by him, whether they realized it or not.

Sadly, we are close to the end for this sweet person. Ray was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2011 and his health has taken a final turn. He left this message for fans on his Facebook page,

“I love my fans and have devoted my life to reaching out to them. I appreciate their support all these years and I hope I haven’t let them down. I am at peace. I love Jesus. I’m going to be just fine. Don’t worry about me. I’ll see you again one day.”

With peace and resolve, Price returned to his Mount Pleasant home where he could live out his last days with family by his side. Fans may say goodbye or send a message of thanks to Ray Price, P.O. Box 1986, Mt. Pleasant, TX 75456. Thank you Ray Price for the example of how to interact with fans, your sweet spirit and for bringing us some of the very best classic country music.

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