NASHVILLE, TN (July 13, 2015) – The title of the new single from the late Ray Price is quite symbolic. “It Always Will Be” is more than just a testament to his talent, but also a tribute to the five-decade friendship that he enjoyed with the song’s writer – Willie Nelson.
“It Always Will Be” is the latest single to be released from Price’s final album, Beauty Is… The Final Sessions, which was released in April of 2014 – just four months after the Country Music Hall of Famer’s passing in December 2013 at the age of 87.
Price gave Nelson one of his first jobs in Nashville – as a member of his Cherokee Cowboys band. Nelson returned the favor by penning several songs for his boss, including the timeless standard “Night Life.” In 1980, the two teamed up for an album entitled San Antonio Rose, which featured the radio hit “Faded Love.” Price and Nelson also worked together in 2003 on the album Run That By Me One More Time, as well as 2007’s Last Of The Breed, which also included Merle Haggard.
Both men had nothing but the highest amount of praise for Price, with Nelson saying “Ray was the best singer, my best friend and he will be missed. Also, his recording of ‘It Always Will Be’ says it all.” Haggard echoed those sentiments, as well. “He was probably the first outlaw. I think Willie [Nelson] will agree. He was out there fighting for what he believed and doing it his way, and being criticized and all that. I remember when he laid the guitar down and started hiring violin players and all that, and everybody thought he was crazy. Crazy like a fox. He knew what he was doing.”
Price’s widow, Janie, is excited to offer the fans one more single featuring the one-of-a-kind vocal presence that was – and is – Ray Price. “Ray and Willie shared a lifelong friendship. Gold records, Grammy awards, and sold out concert tours are evidence of the magic they created when performing together,” says Janie Price. “Onstage or off, they were good friends to the very end.”
GrassRoots Promotion will handle promotion for the song. Produced by Grammy award-winning hit maker and Price’s longtime friend Fred Foster, BEAUTY IS… highlights Ray’s signature string and Shuffle sounds, and features duets with Vince Gill and Martina McBride. Released on Amerimonte Records, this iconic project is available at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® locations as well as Hastings, Walmart and online retailers, including Amazon. For more info on BEAUTY IS… visit, www.BeautyIsRayPrice.com.
Well I say not many, but I am pretty sure James Marvell is the only artist who can say that without spinning a tale as big as a mountain (lol). Sal, James’ father now an incredible 102 years old, is extremely happy that his Son is on not only on one International chart but on two charts. Sal proves the point as he proudly holds up a copy of the new IndieWorld Top 40
James recently entered the IndieWorld Top 40 chart at #5 and the Wildhorse Independent Superstars Top 30 Country Download chart at #9 with his new hit written by James and his song writing partner Buddy Good titled, “Flower Of My Life” James had a lot of faith in this great song but is happy, relieved and surprised that it has moved so quickly into the top slots of the Independent Charts worldwide.
‘Flower Of My Life’ is a bilingual country song that Freddy Fender was really very interested in recording 40 years ago but never got to record” James Marvell tells WHISNews21
James is convinced that the success of the song is largely due to it being released on JK Coltrains, “Colt Records” and on the very popular and successful Wildhorse Entertainments, ‘Worldwide Country Discovery Voyages’ CD releases. James hopes that his fans and DJ friends will help him get the song to #1, so when he is 102 years old he can boast to his kids that he was at #1 in the year of our Lord, 2015.
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Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life. -John 8:12 nkjv
The path of the righteous is like the first gleam of dawn, shining ever brighter till the full light of day. -Proverbs 4:18
There will be no more night. [People in heaven] will not need the light of a lamp or the light of the sun, for the Lord God will give them light. And they will reign for ever and ever. -Revelation 22:5