A friend and fellow performer with Hank Williams, Ray Price, has pancreatic cancer. Price was born in 1926. He lived with Hank and performed as his warm up act in 1952.
After Hank’s death Price was a big time traditional country stylist with many big hits. In the wake of rock Price moved into a more pop ballad singer role and became one the best with hits such as ‘For the Good Times’ a Kris Kristofferson song.
In his mid to later years he was an equal with performers such as Tony Bennett, Andy Williams, and Perry Como. But he continued to perform his original country hits such as ‘Crazy Arms’ and ‘Heartaches by the Number’.
A while ago I posted another article which included Ray Price memories of Hank.