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Ray Price: King of the Honky Tonk Jukebox

Posted on 12/17/2013 by |Who's News | Comments

LegacySinger Ray Price once was Hank Williams’ protege, but he might have left an even bigger stamp on country music. Price, who died on Dec. 16 at age 87 in Mount Pleasant, Texas, was an amiable iconoclast — a bold experimenter who was never content to play it safe and just do what seemed to be popular at the time. Back in 1956, for example, Price decided to tinker with the then-standard country style of a 2/4 beat that emphasized …