RIP

Country Singer Ray Price Dies

Ray Price, the crooning country star behind crossover hits like "Release Me," "Crazy Arms," and “For the Good Times,” died Monday at his home in Texas. He was suffering from pancreatic cancer. While lacking the name-recognition of contemporaries and friends like Willie Nelson, Johnny Paycheck, and Merle Haggard, Price was a fixture on the country-music charts. In 1996, he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Surveying his career in early December, Price spoke with contented finality: "I just like what I've done and how it's worked out, and it's been great. I haven't lost my voice, thank God for that." He was 87.