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Ray Price a protege and friend of Hank Williams died December 16 at the age of 87. Here’s a very good article reviewing  Price’s career  and his many accomplishments and virtually unparalleled contributions to country music. Of course Ray also became one of the very top echelon of pop vocalists and stylists in American music. […]

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Ray Price’s home is being prepared for a special Thanksgiving as the legendary singer is expected to be home for the holiday. Here is a message from the great protege of Hank Williams posted in his Facebook page on November 8. Hello Friends, Looks like this Long Days Night is finally at an end. I […]

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Here’s the latest update on Hank Williams friend and protege Ray Price, 87, who  has been seriously ill with an infection and pancreatic cancer in a Houston hospital. This comes from his wife Janie on the Ray Price Facebook page. Hello Friends, Ray And I Want To Thank God For Hearing All Of The Prayers […]

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Ray Price in hospital

Hank Williams’ friend and protege, Ray Price, 50’s honky tonk country pioneer  and legendary balladeer ,  has been admitted to a Houston Hospital. The 87 year old has been plagued with health problems in recent years although he was actively touring in his 80’s. Here’s note to fans from wife Janie: Hello Friends, Just wanted […]

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Ray Price update

Here is a new less optimistic update on Ray Price today OCT 17, 2013:   It’s a note posted on his Facebook page     Hello Friends, Just wanted to give you an update on Ray. Last night Ray developed SEPSIS, a bad bacteria infection in his blood line. We rushed him to the Cardiac […]

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Ray Price seriously ill

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 […]

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The country music legend Ray Price, who is still touring,  was a protege of Hank Williams as most Hank fans know. In fact Hank got Price on the Grand Old Opry. And in the last year of Hank’s life,  Price lived with Hank Williams in a Nashville house they shared after Audrey and Hank split […]

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Sadly the Hank Williams generation in country music is inevitably passing away. News recently that Johnny Wright of Johnny and Jack duet fame and husband of country legend Kitty Wells has died at the age of 97. A week or two earlier Wilma Lee, a stalwart of the Wheeling Jamboree  in the Wilma Lee and […]

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Both as a musician and through his memories, steel guitar player Don Helms served Hank Williams with distinction. The legendary voice of the Hank Williams sound died last August. On Sunday March 8, a tribute to Helms starring Ray Price will be held in Nashville.  One of the cuts on the new ‘Hank Williams The Unreleased Recordings’ […]

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