At age 84 Ray Price continues to travel and perform all over the country. This past week Price was in Kansas City where the local review of his show summed it up by saying Price “retains his comforting croon and rare elegance.” The article also noted, “his instantly recognizable voice remains warm and inviting.”
But it was this next paragraph that hits the mark.
The audience of about 500 sighed in delighted disbelief at the introduction of each decades-old hit. Hearing half-century old songs sung by the original artist, after all, is a unique experience.
Ray Price is one of the few big-name stars who was recording about the same time as Hank Williams, and still is still performing on the stage today. Another of course is Little Jimmy Dickens. But so many others like Billy Walker, Webb Pierce, Faron Young, Red Sovine, Hank Snow, Ernest Tubb, Bill Monroe, Carl Smith are gone. Kitty Wells and Johnny Wright are still alive, but don’t perform anymore.
With that said here are a few videos of Ray Price, including a fantastic Grand Ole Opry on-stage performance. (After all, it IS Saturday!)