Ray Price At Grand Ole Opry Country Music Show - Nashville
The wide-range baritone of Ray Price has been entertaining country music fans since the late 1940s, when he began singing for KRBC in Abilene, Texas. In the early 1950s, this Perryville, Texas native moved to Music City, where he briefly lived with Hank Williams. After Williams’ death, Price began managing his own band, the Drifting Cowboys. In 1953, after the limited success of the Drifting Cowboys, he formed the Cherokee Cowboys, which included artists like Roger Miller, Willie Nelson, Van Howard and Johnny Bush. During this time, Price became a strong force of honky tonk music, though, in the 60s, he began experimenting with the Nashville sound, singing slower ballads and using more arrangements of strings and backup singers in his songs.