Ray Price remembered: reflective interviews and stories

Dec 21, 2013

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Ray Price was a true pioneer of county music – the living link from Hank Williams to the country music of today who bridged Texas honky-tonk and country crooning and introduced the shuffle beat and walking bass line.

NPR produced some fine remembrances of Ray Price this week that are worth a listen.

To hear an extended 1999 interview where Price reflects on his early days in country music, including a mention about Roger Williams working for the Amarillo fire department when Price hired him as a front man for his band, click here. The 19 minute interview is with Terry Gross of Fresh Air.

Click here for a retrospective on Price’s life and influence on country music from The Record, music news from NPR.

For the obituary of Ray Price from NPR News, click here.