Skip to main content
  1. AXS Entertainment
  2. Arts & Entertainment
  3. Music

Country legend Ray Price has died at 87

See also

Ray Price, who was best known for his “trademark” shuffle beat, has died on Mon., Dec 16. He was 87.

Back in 1956, Price’s “Crazy Arms” spent 20 weeks at the top of the charts. The song introduced the style that he became known for, with a four-four beat which was later known as the “Ray Price beat,” and became a staple of the Nashville Sound.

"Ray expanded country music to the masses," Bobby Roberts, Price's agent, said in a written statement. "He was a true gentleman that absolutely cared about his fans."

Price was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame back in 1996. He had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in Nov. 2012.

Some of Ray Price’s most popular songs include “Heartaches by the Number,” “For the Good Times,” “Make the World Go Away” and the above-mentioned “Crazy Arms.”

If you'd like to receive an email each time I add new content to the site, click on the "Subscribe" link near the top of the page to get added.

Looking to contact me? Feel free to send Shelly an email.

Follow me on Twitter

Advertisement

Related Videos:

  • Bobby Bare and Bill Carter
    <iframe width="420" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/J-aBW3VB_bk?VQ=HD720&amp;allowfullscreen=true&amp;autoplay=1"></iframe>
  • Taylor Swift performs
    <div class="video-info" data-id="518376477" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url="http://pshared.5min.com/Scripts/PlayerSeed.js?sid=1304&width=480&height=401&playList=518376477&autoStart=true"></div>
  • See Club Passim's annual Campfire music festival from Aug 29-Sept 1!
    <div class="video-info" data-id="518312866" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url="http://pshared.5min.com/Scripts/PlayerSeed.js?sid=1304&width=480&height=401&playList=518312866&autoStart=true"></div>