A new exhibit at the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame in Carthage, "For the Good Times," honors the musical legacy of the late Ray Price.
Ray Noble Price was born in in Perryville in the Northeast corner of Wood County January 12, 1926, and was living on his ranch near Mount Pleasant at the time of his death in December 2013.
He left behind a catalog of classic country tunes like "For the Good Times" and "Crazy Arms."
The new display focuses on Price’s career accomplishments and features more than 60 items. Among the exhibit’s pieces are a custom Nudie suit, his Grammy and other awards, along with personal treasures. Price was inducted into the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame in 2006.
On the day of the exhibit premiere in February, Price’s wife, Janie, was scheduled to appear to discuss the exhibit’s special items and sign autographs.
"Ray was so proud that he was able to accomplish his dream of becoming an international star," she said, "but he was most proud to be a Texan and to be able to give back to his home state. To have this new exhibit so close to home, as we continue to write the last chapter in his life story, is a special honor."
Ray Price completed his last career album, "Beauty Is . . . The Final Sessions," shortly before his death. The popularity of that album has spurred a renewed interest in his life and career.
To find out more about the exhibit call 903.694.9561 and visit carthagetexas.com/halloffame/.