Sunday, April 8, 2012

Ray Price Tells It Like It Is

The interview below, published in the October 1969 issue of Country Song Roundup magazine, features Ray Price taking stock within the context of an in-depth discussion of his life and career up to that point. One of the central topics is the firestorm of controversy that arose in the late 60s when Price's records began to shift stylistically and more prominently feature backing vocals and string sections, flourishes that caused great consternation among some of his long-time fans, well-known for their passionate appreciation for Price's signature honky-tonk sound.