Archive for the ‘Ray Price’ Category

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

alwayswillbe

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:
Amazon – http://smarturl.it/wn_ftgt_amzn?IQid=…
iTunes – http://smarturl.it/wn_ftgt_itns?IQid=…

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.

Follow Willie Nelson on Spotify – http://smarturl.it/WN_Spotify?IQid=yt…
Follow Willie Nelson on Twitter – http://smarturl.it/WillieNelson_TW?IQ…
Like Willie Nelson on Facebook – http://smarturl.it/WillieNelson_FB?IQ…
Visit the official Willie Nelson website: http://willienelson.com/

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

Monday, August 22nd, 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”

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”

Willie Nelson’s “Heartaches by the Number”, on Apple’s #BestoftheWeek playlist

Sunday, August 7th, 2016

‘Heartaches by the Number’ is included on Apple Music’s ?#?BestOfTheWeek? playlist!

The song is from ‘For the Good Times: A Tribute to Ray Price,’ out 9/16.
http://apple.co/BestOfTheWeek

New Willie Nelson Ray Price tribute album available for pre-sale, “For the Good Times “

Thursday, August 4th, 2016
bwhat

Willie Nelson

Pre-order Willie’s new album, ‘For the Good Times: A Tribute to Ray Price,’ available September 16.

Pre-order:
http://smarturl.it/wn_ftgt_amzn?IQid=fb.83

willieforthegoodtimes

Get your copy here.  

 

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

Friday, July 29th, 2016

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

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

Willie Nelson releasing album as tribute to Ray Price, “For the Good Times”

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

willieforthegoodtimes

www.RollingStone.com

One month before Ray Price passed away in December 2013, the country legend put the finishing touches on one last album, wrapping up the recording sessions for Beauty Is… with help from producer Fred Foster and string conductor Bergen White. Nearly three years later, Wille Nelson has reassembled the same team for For the Good Times: A Tribute to Ray Price, a moving record that finds Nelson — a short-lived member of Price’s touring band, the Cherokee Cowboys, in 1961, as well as a longtime friend during the half-century that followed — saluting one of his mentors.
RELATED

Ram Report: Inside Willie Nelson’s Gershwin Tribute
Country master’s latest LP ‘Summertime’ features collaborations with Sheryl Crow and Cyndi Lauper
Rolling Stone Country offers an exclusive sneak peak of the new album, which hits stores September 16th. In the behind-the-scenes video above, Nelson and company set up shop in Nashville’s Ocean Way Studios, eventually recording For the Good Times in the same room — the former chapel of a 100-year-old Gothic revival church — that housed Price’s sessions for Beauty Is. Vince Gill makes a few appearances along the way, backing up Nelson on a half-dozen tracks as a member of western swing supergroup the Time Jumpers. In one memorable snippet, Gill and Nelson crowd around a studio piano, hammering out vocal harmonies for the album’s opener, “Heartaches by the Number.”
Balanced evenly between country shuffles, orchestral ballads, honky-tonk throwbacks and Price classics like “Night Life” — a song that, coincidentally, was written by Nelson — For the Good Times captures the range of a performer who, during his prime, helped turn country music from an acquired taste into a mainstream genre. With Fred Foster and Bergen White back on board, Nelson treats the source material with respect, rarely deviating too far from the original arrangements. Appropriately, the countrypolitan ballads are draped with strings and other orchestral touches, while the honky-tonk-heavy tunes find room for fiddle and Paul Franklin’s pedal steel. One of the only curveballs — and it’s a welcome one, really — is the presence of Nelson’s longtime harmonica player, Mickey Raphael, who adds his own blend of metallic swoon and squawk to the mix.

Nelson is no stranger to tribute albums, having paid his respects to Ray Charles, George Gershwin, Frank Sinatra, Cindy Walker and the Great American Songbook during the past decade alone. For the Good Times offers more of a poignant, personal approach, though. Price’s presence looms throughout these 12 tracks — in the string arrangements, in the vibrato of Nelson’s vocals, in the warm ambiance of the recording studio itself — and Nelson responds accordingly, delivering some of his strongest vocal performances of the 2000s.

“Ray was as a close a friend as you could have,” he says. “We traveled together, lived together, played music together, partied together. . . and had a lot of good times.”

They recorded an album together, too, teaming up with Merle Haggard for 2007’s Last of the Breed, a double-disc project that recast the three country singers as the slimmed-down, 21st century equivalent of the Highwaymen. Price was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer several years after its release, though, and Last of the Breed sadly lived up to its name, marking the last time Price and Nelson ever co-billed an album. For the Good Times: A Tribute to Ray Price brings them back together again, a move that only hardens the punch Price’s music already packed.

willrayray

www.RollingStone.com
by:

 

Sunday, May 29th, 2016

lobposter

Willie Nelson, Ray Price, Merle Haggard “Last of the Breed”

Monday, April 18th, 2016

last2
http://www.image-entertainment.com

In 2007 that Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard and Ray Price recorded their Last of the Breed album, of western swing, country classics and some of the best country music ever written — most of it by them.     The artists took their show on the road and toured in support of the album in March of that year.

There were no 14-year-olds on that tour, but those guys toured like they were teenagers promoting their first album, blazing a trail across the country performing 15-shows in 17 days.  I got to see their show a couple times here in Colorado, and I was blown away.  These talented musicans were at the top of their game  and were having so much fun performing together. And the music!  They were joined by friend and fellow musical genius Freddy Powers, and sang their award-winning hits to sold-out halls everwhere.   We all left those shows knowing we’d just experienced something very special.

The Last of the Breed album was released before the tour, a double-album,  and a DVD quickly followed.  Now, on March 3, 2009, Image Entertainment will  release a live cd, recorded from their concerts.  This is good news, because it is going to get wider distribution, and will also be available, for the first time, through i-tunes for download.

They are the Last of the Breed — the elder statesmen of classic country music who have inspired artists for decades. No one else sings country music with the passion and purity of Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, and Ray Price. In March 2007, these living legends and Country Music Hall of Famers united on stage for a once-in-a-lifetime concert event that was captured for television and recorded to give fans the ultimate concert experience. Backed by the GRAMMY Award-winning Ray Benson and Asleep at the Wheel and Ray Price’s Cherokee Cowboys, LIVE FROM THE LAST OF THE BREED TOUR presents Willie’s, Merle’s and Ray’s greatest hits that they performed on this magical evening.

TRACK LIST

  1. Miles and Miles of Texas (w/Asleep at the Wheel
  2. Make the World Go Away (Ray Price)
  3. For the Good Times (Ray Price)
  4. Take Me Back to Tulsa (Merle Haggard)
  5. Silver Wings (Merle Haggard)
  6. That’s the Way Love Goes (Merle Haggard)
  7. Okie From Miskogee (Merle Haggard)
  8. Pancho and Lefty (Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard)
  9. Always on My Mind (Willie Nelson)
  10. Mama Tried (Merle Haggard)
  11. Ramblin’ Fever (Merle Haggard)
  12. I Gotta Have My Baby Back (Willie Nelson, Ray Price, Merle Haggard)
  13. Night Life (Ray Price)
  14. Sing Me Back Home (Merle Haggard)
  15. Crazy (Willie Nelson, Ray Price
  16. 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 and Ray Price, “Run That By Me One More Time”

Thursday, December 10th, 2015

Happy birthday, Lyle Lovett

Sunday, November 1st, 2015

lyle2

Best wishes to Lyle Lovett.

lyle4

lyle3

This day in Willie Nelson history, Ray Price and Willie Nelson, “San Antonio Rose” (9/25/1961)

Friday, September 25th, 2015


[This is not the 1961 recording, it’s from 2000]

On September 25, 1961 Ray Price records “San Antonio Rose,” the first tribute album to honor Bob Wills. The band includes Willie Nelson.

Willie Nelson, Ray Price, “Faded Love”

Saturday, September 5th, 2015