A Funeral is Planned for December 28th in Dallas 12/22/13
December 22, 2013
MOUNT PLEASANT, Texas - Country Music Hall of Fame member Ray Price has
been remembered at a memorial service in his East Texas hometown as a musical
innovator and a gentleman.
The Daily Tribune reports hundreds of people packed the service on Saturday
in Mount Pleasant, the town about 110 miles northeast of Dallas where Price had
lived for 31 years.
At the service, a statement from Willie Nelson was read. Nelson wrote that,
"Without a Ray Price, there wouldn't have been a Willie Nelson." Price gave
Nelson his first big break when he hired Nelson to play bass in his band.
Price died Monday at the ranch he owned with his wife, Janie, outside Mount
Pleasant. He was 87.