The Final Sessions of Country Music Hall of Fame Icon Ray Price

The Final
Sessions of Country Music Hall of Fame Icon Ray Price

 

b eauty is ray priceProduced
by Grammy award winning hit maker and friend Fred Foster, Ray
Price’s final sessions, Beauty Is…, will
hit shelves on April 15th via AmeriMonte Records. Available at
Wal-Mart, Cracker Barrel and online retailers, the album highlights the
timeless, signature string and shuffle sound of Ray Price featuring
duets with Vince Gill and Martina McBride.
“He
called me in 2012 and said, ‘I think I have one album left in me;
I’m not well, you know,’” Foster recounts. “He
said, ‘I want to do one last one, and I want you to do it with
me.’ The whole time we were working together, his state of mind
was always really good. You would never know how sick he was to talk to
him. What a classy guy.”
The
full length album will be released on April 15th, but a three
song EP taken from the album will be available digitally on March
16th featuring Beauty Lies in the Eyes of the
Beholder
 (with Vince Gill), This Thing of Ours and I
Wish I Was 18 Again
. Beginning on March 18th, fans can
preorder the full album on iTunes.
“We
are extremely delighted and honored to announce the release of Beauty
Is…
the final sessions from Ray Price
on AmeriMonte,” says AmeriMonte Records President Steve Popovich,
Jr. “His fans are going to be amazed as this album falls nothing
short of a true masterpiece and you’ll understand why he believed this
to be of his best work. He captured true perfection and left a huge
void not only in Country music, but in music in general. There will
only be one Ray Price and through Beauty Is.. his
legacy will live on forever.”
The
music industry is already showing their enthusiastic support for Ray
and his legacy.
“After
one listen of this remarkable album, you will note that Price’s
flawless phrasing, vocal resonance and burnished warmth of tone create
a glow that lingers long after the final notes have sounded,”
says Music Row’s Robert K. Oermann.
“In
the 1950s, Ray Price gave new drive to country music,” says The
Tennessean
’s Peter Cooper. “In the 1960s, he offered
elegance and sophistication. For his final act, he gave us reflection. Beauty
Is…
is the sound of a man in full, looking back on the
life and love that fulfilled him. It is the most graceful of
exits.”
“A
fitting encore for those of us who want “MORE” from the Tony
Bennett of Country Music,” says Grammy award winning icon Lynn
Anderson. “Sensitively produced by Fred Foster, timeless
songs sung by the best.  Among the beautiful string-laden ballads
is an old-timey shuffle with a steel guitar, a fiddle and perfectly
understated harmony.  Classic Country. Thanks For The Good Times,
Ray.”
“Over
the past year, while making this album, Ray’s excitement about this
project was infectious” says SiriusXM Willie’s Roadhouse
on-air talent Dallas Wayne. “He would call and play the mixes
over the phone and let me tell you, Ray Price singing over a cell phone,
sounds better than anything heard on radio today! You just knew this
album was gonna be something special. And it is. He left us with a
singing lesson, just like always. Beauty Is… is
not only the name of this brilliant recording, Beauty is Ray
Price.”
Foster
brought in the album’s new songs and suggested the inspirational I
Believe
. Price selected songs from two fellow Texas treasures and
Country Music Hall of Fame members Cindy Walker (Until Then)
and Willie Nelson (It Will Always Be). He also wished to sing
Stephen Foster’s timeless Beautiful Dreamer. Both men
agreed on Among My Souvenirs and I Wish I Was 18 Again.
Janie Price, wife, chose the 1957 Vic Damone pop hit An Affair to
Remember
, the theme song from the Cary Grant/Deborah Kerr film.
“Offstage,
he was just the guy I love,” says Janie Price. “When that
red light went on in the studio, or when he stepped onto the stage and
they handed him that microphone, something happened. It was a higher
power. This transformation took place in him. He turned into RAY
PRICE.”
Beauty Is…
Track Listing
1.     
Beauty Lies in the
Eyes of the Beholder (with Vince Gill)
2.     
This Thing of Ours
3.     
I Can See You
4.     
It Will Always Be
5.     
No More Songs to
Sing
6.     
An Affair to
Remember (with Martina McBride)
7.     
Senses
8.     
Until Then (with
Vince Gill)
9.     
Beautiful Dreamer
10. 
I Wish I Was 18
Again
11. 
Among My Souvenirs

12. 
I Believe

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