Today’s Music Monday post honors country music legend Ray Price, who is in hospice care at his home with his wife Janie, after battling pancreatic cancer. Ray is a longtime friend of Willie Nelson (as Willie explains in the video below, playing bass in Ray’s band helped Willie get his start in Nashville in the early 1960s) and supporter of Farm Aid. Thank you for all the memories and the music, Ray.
Watch Ray Price’s most recent Farm Aid performance below from our 2011 concert in Kansas City, Kansas:
A recent RollingStone.com article wrote that Ray’s favorite recording from his long career was Kris Kristofferson’s “For the Good Times,” which begins:
Don’t look so sad, I know it’s over
But life goes on and this old world will keep on turning
Let’s just be glad, we had some time to spend together.