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Monday, April 30, 2012

Ray Price - If She Could See Me Now

Ray Price  -  If She Could See Me Now

Quoting from Ray's Country Music Hall Of Fame plaque:  "Ray Price - January 26, 1926.  Born in Perryville, Texas, Ray Price started performing in grade school.  After four years in the Marines, and some college, his plans of becoming a rancher changed when he joined KRLD's Big Jamboree in Dallas in 1948 and landed a record deal with Bullet records.  In 1952, he signed with Columbia records and joined the Grand Ole Opry.  Known as "The Cherokee Cowboy", Price topped the country charts in 1956 with "Crazy Arms".  Other Number Ones included "City Lights", "For The Good Times" and "You're The Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me."  His innovative style bridged the country and pop music fields and brought a new sense of sophistication to country music."

My only question is why did they decide to use Joe E. Brown's image on the plaque?