NASHVILLE, TN – Ray Price died Monday. He was 87. He had been in and out of the hospital in recent months as he was treated for cancer and its complications. He was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2011 and it had recently spread.
He reached the Billboard Hot 100 eight times from 1958-73 and had seven No. 1 hits and more than 100 titles on the Billboard country chart from 1952 to 1989. “For the Good Times” was his biggest crossover hit, reaching No. 11 on the Billboard pop music singles chart. His other country hits included “Crazy Arms,” ”Release Me,” ”The Same Old Me,” ”Heartaches by the Number,” ”City Lights” and “Too Young to Die.”