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Willie Nelson and Ray Price, “Rose of San Antone”

Monday, November 13th, 2017

Willie Nelson’s tribute to Ray Price: “For the Good Times”

Tuesday, September 5th, 2017

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1. “Heartaches by the Number (featuring the Time Jumpers)”
2. “I’ll Be There (If You Ever Want Me) (featuring the Time Jumpers)”
3. “Faded Love”
4. “It Always Will Be”
5. “City Lights (featuring the Time Jumpers)”
6. “Don’t You Ever Get Tired of Hurting Me(featuring the Time Jumpers)”
7. “Make the World Go Away”
8. “I’m Still Not Over You”
9. “Night Life”
10. “Crazy Arms (featuring the Time Jumpers)”
11. “Invitation to the Blues (featuring the Time Jumpers)”
12. “For The Good Times”

Willie Nelson was a former member of Price’s Cherokee Cowboy and close life-long friend. Willie recorded the twelve-track album at Ocean Way Studios, where Price also recorded. Engineered by Fred Foster and Bergen White, the album features Vince Gill on six tracks.

Working closely with two longtime friends — producer Fred Foster and conductor-arranger Bergen White — Nelson recorded the album at Nashville’s Ocean Way Studios.

Price, who died in 2013 at age 87, and Nelson recorded two albums of duets — San Antonio Rose (1980) and Run That by Me One More Time (2003). They also recorded Last of the Breed with Merle Haggard in 2007.

Although his 1963 recording of Nelson’s “Night Life” only reached No. 28 on Billboard’s country singles chart, it became one of Price’s signature songs.

Willie Nelson and Ray Price, “Run That By Me One More Time”

Tuesday, September 5th, 2017

Willie Nelson & Friends, “Heartaches by the Number”

Sunday, May 28th, 2017

What I’m listening to… Willie Nelson and Ray Price

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

Willie Nelson and Ray Price

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

released:  6/24/03

Song List:

  1. San Antonio Rose
  2. I’ll Be There (If You Ever Want Me)
  3. I Fall To Pieces
  4. Crazy Arms
  5. Release Me
  6. Don’t You Ever Get Tired (Of Hurting Me)
  7. This Cold War With You
  8. Ain’t It Funny How Time Slips Away
  9. Night Life
  10. Deep Water
  11. Faded Love
  12. Just Call Me Lonesome

Remembering the great Ray Price on his birthday

Thursday, January 12th, 2017

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Willie Nelson and Ray Price

Saturday, December 3rd, 2016

PBS to broadcast “Last of the Breed” concert tour, with Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Ray Price, Freddy Powers

Friday, November 25th, 2016

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WILLIE NELSON, MERLE HAGGARD, AND RAY PRICE RETURN IN ENCORE BROADCAST OF “LAST OF THE BREED” ON PBS STATIONS – Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, and Ray Price — the elder statesmen of classic country music who have inspired artists and thrilled fans for decades — return to PBS stations (check local listings) in an encore presentation of Last of the Breed, a once-in-a-lifetime concert event taped in March 2007 during the final performance of their sold-out “Last of the Breed” tour that played to rave reviews everywhere. Nelson, Haggard and Price (backed by Grammy® Award winning “Kings of Texas Swing” Asleep at the Wheel, led by Ray Benson, and Ray Price’s Cherokee Cowboys) deliver rousing performances of their greatest hits in the richest voices this side of the Rio Grande.

The new airings of Last of the Breed are a particularly special tribute to Merle Haggard, who passed away in April of this year, and Ray Price, who passed away in December 2013. Said Willie Nelson: “With my dear friends Merle and Ray gone, it’s even more special that Last of the Breed is airing again. I’m so pleased that PBS is bringing this program back, and I hope everyone gets to see what a great time we all had together on-stage.”

Among the songs performed in Last of the Breed are “Okie From Muskogee,” “Pancho and Lefty,” “For the Good Times,” “Night Life,” “Crazy,” “Mama Tried,” “Always on My Mind,” “On the Road Again” and many others. The timeless music — warm yet gritty, powerful and honest — is bound to have viewers singing along from beginning to end.

Check local PBS station listings for broadcast dates and times.

Last of the Breed is an Ambassador Entertainment Inc. production, produced by Albert Spevak, directed by Lawrence Jordan, and executive produced by Mark Rothbaum and Albert Spevak. www.ambassador.tv

The PBS broadcast of Last of the Breed includes the following songs:

“San Antonio Rose”  Ray Price
“Make the World Go Away”  Ray Price
“For the Good Times” Ray Price
“Route 66”  Asleep at the Wheel
“Take Me Back to Tulsa”  Merle Haggard
“That’s the Way Love Goes”  Merle Haggard
“Silver Wings”  Merle Haggard
“Sing Me Back Home”  Merle Haggard
“Okie From Muskogee” Merle Haggard and Willie Nelson
“Pancho and Lefty”  Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard
“Ramblin’ Fever”  Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard
“Night Life”  Ray Price
“Crazy”  Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard and Ray Price
“On the Road Again Willie Nelson
“Always on My Mind”  Willie Nelson
“Mama Tried”  Merle Haggard
“Whiskey River” Willie Nelson

  1. On the Road Again (Willie Nelson)

In March 2007, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, and Ray Price performed on-stage together for the first time in the Last of the Breed tour.

Willie Nelson’s new album in tribute to Ray Price, “For the Good Times”

Friday, October 14th, 2016

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www.ricentral.com
by:  Dan Ferguson

Into his 80s, Willie Nelson continues to crank out the albums in rather prolific fashion. His latest is a tribute his friend and long-ago bandleader, Ray Price. It was Price who in 1960 would give the young songwriter Nelson a job playing bass in his Cherokee Cowboys band replacing Donny Young, later known as Johnny Paycheck, of all people. Whereas the stint was short-lived, their friendship would endure and it would be Nelson who would pen one of Price’s biggest hits, “Night Life.” .

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On his new tribute album to the late country music hall of famer Ray Price, Willie Nelson proves in part that you can go home again. Home, in this case, is one of the early stops in Nelson’s lengthy career as a member of Price’s Cherokee Cowboys band playing bass. That was 1960 and whereas the stay was brief, the two remained close friends right up until Price’s passing in 2013. With For the Good Times, Nelson pays homage to his one-time boss covering a dozen Price classics including two written by Nelson himself (“Night Life” and “I’m Still Not Over You”). Few country music artists can say they were the “architect” of a sound. Price is one of the very few thanks to the creation of that “Ray Price beat,” a 4/4 shuffle that filled many a dance floor and has endured to this day. That sound is in fine hands in both the voice of Nelson and his stellar backing from a collection of Nashville studio aces, not to mention all-star band The Time Jumpers. All together, they deliver the goods on C&W nuggets like “Heartaches by the Numbers” and “Crazy Arms.” On the flips side, there was Price the balladeer and Nelson covers that side of the equation in equally fine fashion on such classics as “Make the World Go Away” and Kris Kristofferson’s “For the Good Times.” In all, For the Good Times is a worthy tribute to a most worthwhile artist. Visit www.legacyrecordings.com.

New Willie Nelson Album available, “For the Good Times: A Tribute to Ray Price”

Friday, September 30th, 2016

Willie Nelson’s, “Heartaches by the Number” (For the Good Times: a Tribute to Ray Price)

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

Willie Nelson’s beautiful tribute to his friend Ray Price, “For the Good Times” is available now. Willie was a former member of Price’s Cherokee Cowboy and close life-long friend. He recorded the twelve-track album at Ocean Way Studios, where Price also recorded. Engineered by Fred Foster and Bergen White, the album features Vince Gill on six tracks.

Track list:

1. “Heartaches by the Number (featuring the Time Jumpers)”
2. “I’ll Be There (If You Ever Want Me) (featuring the Time Jumpers)”
3. “Faded Love”
4. “It Always Will Be”
5. “City Lights (featuring the Time Jumpers)”
6. “Don’t You Ever Get Tired of Hurting Me(featuring the Time Jumpers)”
7. “Make the World Go Away”
8. “I’m Still Not Over You”
9. “Night Life”
10. “Crazy Arms (featuring the Time Jumpers)”
11. “Invitation to the Blues (featuring the Time Jumpers)”
12. “For The Good Times”

Willie Nelson, “It Always Will Be” (“For the Good Times: A Tribute to Ray Price”) (out 9/16/2016)

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

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www.Austin360.com
by:  Jake Harris

Country music legend Ray Price died in December 2013, but his legacy lives on, specifically though the actions of artists like Willie Nelson.

Austin’s favorite Red-Headed Stranger wrote and recorded the love ballad “It Always Will Be” back in 2003. Price recorded the song on his last album, 2014’s “Beauty Is…” which was released shortly after his eath.

Now, “It Always Will Be” appears in Nelson’s upcoming album, “For the Good Times: A Tribute to Ray Price,” which will be released Sept. 16.

Nelson and Price have a long history that stretches back to the early 1960s, when Nelson played bass in the Cherokee Cowboys, Price’s touring band. His time with the band was brief, but the two of them became great friends over the years and even recorded a double album together in 2007.

The recording of the song is a full-circle moment for Nelson, he said in a video teasing the album’s release.

“People ask me who my favorite singers are, and I say, well, there’s Ray Price and there’s Frank Sinatra,” Nelson said in the video. “I don’t think there’s ever any doubt that one day I’d do a Ray Price tribute album.”

Album producer Fred Foster said, ” Ray said to me, ‘I don’t care what we do, I want to do ‘It Always Will Be.” And I know this would please Ray, that Willie’s doing this tribute to him…As much as Willie admired Ray, Ray equally admired Willie.”

 

Published on Aug 31, 2016

Buy For The Good Times: A Tribute To Ray Price:
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About the album:
Willie has teamed up with a pair of longtime friends (producer Fred Foster and conductor/arranger Bergen White) who, like Nelson, are American country music veterans with deep connections to the legendary Ray Price. Foster and White worked together to complete Ray Price’s final album, Beauty Is…, at Nashville’s Ocean Way Studios, where Willie Nelson has returned to create the magic of For The Good Times: A Tribute To Ray Price.

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“Heartaches by the Number” Willie Nelson honors friend Ray Price on new album “For the Good Times”

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

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Willie Nelson’s beautiful loving tribute to his friend Ray Price, “For the Good Times” will be in stores on September 19th. If you can’t wait to buy it at your favorite local record store– you can pre-order the album at Amazon.

Willie Nelson was a former member of Price’s Cherokee Cowboy and close life-long friend. Willie recorded the twelve-track album at Ocean Way Studios, where Price also recorded. Engineered by Fred Foster and Bergen White, the album features Vince Gill on six tracks.

Check out the Track list:
No.
1. “Heartaches by the Number (featuring the Time Jumpers)”
2. “I’ll Be There (If You Ever Want Me) (featuring the Time Jumpers)”
3. “Faded Love”
4. “It Always Will Be”
5. “City Lights (featuring the Time Jumpers)”
6. “Don’t You Ever Get Tired of Hurting Me(featuring the Time Jumpers)”
7. “Make the World Go Away”
8. “I’m Still Not Over You”
9. “Night Life”
10. “Crazy Arms (featuring the Time Jumpers)”
11. “Invitation to the Blues (featuring the Time Jumpers)”
12. “For The Good Times”

Willie Nelson, “A Tribute to Ray Price: For the Good Times” (release Sept. 16)

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

willieforthegoodtimes

Willie Nelson’s beautiful loving tribute to his friend Ray Price, “For the Good Times” will be in stores on September 19th. If you can’t wait to buy it at your favorite local record store– you can pre-order the album at Amazon.

Willie Nelson was a former member of Price’s Cherokee Cowboy and close life-long friend. Willie recorded the twelve-track album at Ocean Way Studios, where Price also recorded. Engineered by Fred Foster and Bergen White, the album features Vince Gill on six tracks.

Check out the Track list:
No.
1. “Heartaches by the Number (featuring the Time Jumpers)”
2. “I’ll Be There (If You Ever Want Me) (featuring the Time Jumpers)”
3. “Faded Love”
4. “It Always Will Be”
5. “City Lights (featuring the Time Jumpers)”
6. “Don’t You Ever Get Tired of Hurting Me(featuring the Time Jumpers)”
7. “Make the World Go Away”
8. “I’m Still Not Over You”
9. “Night Life”
10. “Crazy Arms (featuring the Time Jumpers)”
11. “Invitation to the Blues (featuring the Time Jumpers)”
12. “For The Good Times”