Ray Price Net Worth

Ray Price Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Noble Ray Price net worth is
$5 Million

Noble Ray Price Wiki Biography

Ray Price was born on the 12th January 1926, in Wood County, Texas USA, and was a singer, guitarist and composer of country music. His wide-ranging baritone voice has been ranked among the best male voices of music in this genre. Ray Price won two Grammy Awards – for the Best Male Vocal Interpretation Country in 1971, and for the Best Country Vocal Collaboration in 2008. Price was active in the entertainment industry from 1948 to 2013, when he passed away.

How much was the net worth of Ray Price? It had been estimated by authoritative sources that the outright size of his wealth was as much as $5 million, as converted to the present day. Music was the main source of Price net worth.

Ray Price Net Worth $5 Million

To begin with, Ray grew up in Dallas, studied to be veterinarian, and fought during World War II in the US Marine Corps in the Pacific theater.

Price resumed studies after the war, but soon concentrated on music, recording two songs under the Bullet Records label in the late 1940s, and afterwards he signing a recording contract with Columbia Records. Price was friends with the country singer Hank Williams, and moved to Nashville, Tennessee in 1952. He made his breakthrough in 1956 with the single “Crazy Arms”, which reached 27th position on the Billboard Hot 100 and was in 1st place for twenty weeks on the Billboard Country. In the following years Price recorded more hits, including “My Shoes Keep Walking Back to You” (1957), “City Lights” (1958) and “The Same Old Me” (1959), all of which topped the Billboard Country chart.

In 1968, he left Nashville and he bought a ranch in Perryville, Texas, but continued to record albums for Columbia Records. While he was making traditional country music in the 1950s, he was one of the first artists who focused on the more polished country pop music later on. In 1970, he recorded a hit by the singer-songwriter Kris Kristofferson “For the Good Times”, which also earned him a Grammy Award. His popularity took off rapidly in the seventies, and he again garnered success in 1980 with the album “San Antonio Rose”, which he recorded with his former bassist Willie Nelson. He signed a recording contract with Dimension Records and released hits “It Don’t Hurt Me Half as Bad” (1981) and “Diamonds in the Stars” (1983). In the second half of the 1980s and in the 1990s, Price appeared regularly in his own theater in Branson, Missouri. He was inducted in the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville in 1996 and the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame in 2001.

From the end of 2012, Ray Price was fighting pancreatic cancer; he opted for chemotherapy treatment rather than undergo surgery. The singer then announced that he was hopeful of resuming his professional activities.

Finally, in the personal life of Price, he was married twice, secondly to Janie in 1970 and with whom he lived until his passing. He fathered his son Clive with his first wife. Price died at the age of 87 from the effects of pancreatic cancer on the 16th December 2013 in Mount Pleasant, Texas, and was buried at Restland Memorial Park in Dallas.

Full NameRay Price
Net Worth$5 Million
Date Of BirthJanuary 12, 1926, Perryville, Texas, United States
DiedDecember 16, 2013, Mount Pleasant, Texas, United States
Place Of BirthPerryville
ProfessionCountry, Western swing singer, Guitarist, Songwriter, Musician
EducationNorth Texas Agricultural College, United States Marine Corps (World War II),
SpouseJanie Mae (m. 1970–2013), Linda Powers (m. 1957–1969)
ChildrenCliff Price
ParentsWalter Clifton Price, Clara Mae Bradley Cimini
NicknamesRay Price with Orch & Chorus , Noble Ray Price , The Cherokee Cowboy
AwardsAcademy of Country Music - Album of the Year/Single of the Year (1970), Country Music Association Awards, Grammy Awards - Best Male Country Vocal Performance/Best Country Collaboration with Vocals (1971, 2008)
Record LabelsColumbia, Dimension Records, Viva, Step One, Myrrh, ABC, Monument, Bullet Records, Lost Highway Records
AlbumsJealous Lies (2016), Last of the Breed (2007), Night Life (1963), Beauty Is...The Final Sessions (2014), Ray Price Ray Price's Greatest Hits (1987), American Originals (1989)
Music GroupsDrifting Cowboys (1950s), Cherokee Cowboys (1953)
NominationsCountry Music Hall of Fame in Nashville (1996), Texas Country Music Hall of Fame (2001)
MoviesHonkytonk Man (1982), Classics: Legends (2007, music), Last of the Breed (2007, music), Opry Video Classics: Honky-Tonk Heroes (2008)
TV ShowsHillbilly Circus (Abilene's KRBC, 1948), Big D Jamboree (Dallas radio station KRLD-AM, 1949), Huckabee (2009, Fox News show), Ray Price on Tv, Full show(1987)
1If you got a pop hit, you sold a lot more records. It was my style, really. I'm still a country boy. I don't pretend to be anything else.
1He was among the first country music artists to use electric instruments and drums.
2His mentor was Hank Williams.
3As a young man, he became friends with Hank Williams, and toured with him.
4He studied to be a veterinarian at North Texas Agricultural College, before deciding a career in music.
5Had a long string of hits on Billboard magazine's country singles chart from 1951 to 1982, including eight No. 1 hits.
6Was closely identified with country music's Nashville Sound that was popularized in the 1960s, though critics also consider him a fine keeper of traditional country music.
7The No. 1 hits include "Crazy Arms" (20 weeks, 1956), "My Shoes Keep Walking Back to You" (1957), "City Lights" (13 weeks, 1958), "The Same Old Me" (1959), "For the Good Times" (1970), "I Won't Mention it Again" (1971), "She's Got to Be a Saint" (1972) and "You're the Best Thing That's Ever Happened to Me" (1973). Of those, it was "For the Good Times" -- which spent just one week at No. 1 but spent nearly six months on the charts -- that became his signature song.
8Other major hits included "Please Release Me" (1954), "Heartaches by the Number" (1959, No. 2, spent 40 weeks on the charts), "Make the World Go Away" (1963, later recorded by Eddy Arnold), "Night Life" (also 1963, written by Willie Nelson), "The Other Woman (in My Life)" (1966), "Danny Boy" (1967), "Angels and Love Songs" (1975), "It Don't Hurt Half as Bad" (1981) and "Diamonds in the Stars" (1982). Also had a couple of duet hits with Willie Nelson, the biggest of which was "Faded Love" (1980, re-recording of the old Bob Wills tune that Patsy Cline made very popular.
9In 2002, released "Time," a collection of new songs.
10He was elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1996.
11Born at 5:00am-CST
12Country-western singer.


The Marty Stuart ShowTV Series writer - 2 episodes, 2010 - 2014 performer - 1 episode, 2010
Grand Theft Auto V2013Video Game performer: "Crazy Arms"
The Guilt Trip2012performer: "Heartaches By The Numbers"
Nashville2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
Opry Memories2011TV Movie performer: "For The Good Times"
Opry Video Classics: Honky-Tonk Heroes2007Video performer: "Heartaches By the Number"
Opry Video Classics: Legends2007Video performer: "City Lights"
Opry Video Classics: Love Ballads2007Video performer: "For the Good Times"
Opry Video Classics: Pioneers2007Video performer: "Crazy Arms"
A Man of No Importance1994performer: "Make the World Go Away"
The Last Picture Show1971writer: "Give Me More, More of Your Kisses" - as R. Price, uncredited
Dave's Place1965TV Series performer - 1 episode
Country Style, U.S.A.TV Series short performer - 3 episodes, 1957 - 1959 writer - 1 episode, 1957


Honkytonk Man1982Bob Wills Singer
Ranch Party1957TV SeriesRegular
Grand Ole Opry1955TV Series


The Mike Douglas Show1970TV SeriesHimself - Vocalist
That Good Ole Nashville Music1970TV SeriesHimself - Guest Performer
Dave's Place1965TV SeriesHimself
Forty Acre Feud1965Himself
Country Music Caravan1964Himself
Country Style, U.S.A.1957-1959TV Series shortHimself - Singer
Grand Ole Opry1955TV SeriesHimself
Billy Mize & the Bakersfield Sound2014Documentary
Hank Cochran: Livin' for a Song2012DocumentaryHimself
The Joy of Country2011TV MovieHimself
American Masters2004-2010TV Series documentaryHimself
The Marty Stuart Show2010TV SeriesHimself - Special Guest
American Music: Off the Record2008DocumentaryHimself
Last of the Breed: Live in Concert2007TV MovieHimself
Tootsie's Orchid Lounge: Where the Music Began2005VideoHimself
Austin City Limits1999TV Series documentaryHimself
Roger Miller Remembered1998TV SpecialHimself
Grand Ole Opry 70th Anniversary1996TV SpecialHimself
Biography1994TV Series documentaryHimself
Willie Nelson: My Life1991Himself
The American Music Awards1982TV SpecialHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1967-1982TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
12th Annual Music City News Awards1978TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Spotlight1977TV SeriesHimself
That's Country1977Himself
Dean Martin Presents Music Country1973TV SeriesHimself
Hee Haw1972TV SeriesHimself - Special Guest
The Johnny Cash Show1971TV SeriesHimself - Singer
The David Frost Show1970TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

The 56th Annual Grammy Awards2014TV SpecialHimself - Country Singer (In Memoriam)
Opry Memories2011TV MovieHimself
Opry Video Classics: Honky-Tonk Heroes2007VideoHimself
Opry Video Classics: Legends2007VideoHimself
Opry Video Classics: Love Ballads2007VideoHimself
Opry Video Classics: Pioneers2007VideoHimself
Grand Ole Opry's Vintage Classics2005TV MovieHimself

Won Awards

2008GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Country Collaboration with Vocals

Known for movies

IMDB Wikipedia

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