Boot City Opry Events
|April 12, 2014|
He was the country singer’s country singer.
That was true whether Price was leaning hard into the hardest honky-tonk there is, as he did during the 1950s; or if he was gliding easily, then soaring madly, atop bejeweled country-pop ballads as he took to doing in the late 1960s and ’70s; or if he was swinging (always swinging) back and forth between those poles, often in the same number, as he did to perfection in halls big and small over the past 40 years.
Price’s most famous recording—a signature number he discovered two decades into an already legendary career—was the lush and lonely “For the Good Times.” He took that deceptively romantic Kris Kristofferson song to the top of the country charts, and to No. 11 on the pop charts, in 1970. But his career contained dozens of equally powerful performances