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RAY PRICE PROJECT BREAKS

RAY PRICE PROJECT BREAKS A MORE THAN THREE DECADE RECORD FOR THE COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME ICON
 
Beauty Is…the final sessions Debuts at #22 on the Billboard Country Album Charts
Ray Price’s Beauty Is…the final sessions premiered on the country market Tuesday, April 15th
and would proceed to become his highest charting debut in 32 years. 
Entering the Billboard Country Album Charts at #22, this album marks the
best debut week for the Cherokee Cowboy since his 1981 release of Town & Country which entered at #17.
 
“When
you are entrusted with the legacy of such an influential trailblazer
for the genre, you make every effort to build a team to execute a
successful launch,” recalls Steve Popovich, Jr President of AmeriMonte
Records.  “I am so grateful for the impact and the milestones that we
have reached for Ray.  I want to extend a thank you to country radio,
journalists around the globe, retail outlets and industry professionals
in both the Texas and Nashville communities for their unwavering support
of this project.”

Janie Price and WSM’s Eddie Stubbs
(c) Grand Ole Opry – Chris Hollo
Walmart.com
sold out in less than 24 hours and the digital download rose to the #1
most downloaded country album on Amazon and inside the Top 30 on iTunes.
In addition, in the first week of promotion, 75 country radio stations
internationally (including Japan and Belgium) are already on board with
the lead single Beauty Lies in the Eyes. Also,
last
Thursday, April 17th, the Opry Country Classics at the historic Ryman
Auditorium paid tribute to Ray via performances and memories from Larry
Gatlin, Lynn Anderson, The Oak Ridge Boys,  Chris Janson, Mary Sarah and
WSM host Eddie Stubbs.  Janie Price, Ray’s widow, who hadn’t visited
Nashville with Ray since they attended the 1971 Country Music Awards
where Ray would win Album of the Year for I Won’t Mention It Again,
spoke about her husband’s love for his fans. “He loved his fans so
much.  He loved me, but man did he love his fans.  He’s singing these
songs for each of them.”

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