Personalities | Ray Price | War Years | Country

(Vocals, bandleader, b. 1926)

One of the most important singers and innovators of the 1950s and 1960s, Perryville, Texas-born Ray Price introduced a more rhythmic and modernized variation of honky-tonk in the 1950s. In the early 1960s Price alienated some honky-tonk fans when he embraced the pop influences of the Nashville sound, with easy-listening hits like ‘Danny Boy’ (1967), which featured sophisticated background vocals and occasionally even orchestral backings.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Country Music, consultant editor Bob Allen


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