Tuesday, September 16, 2014


 "Offstage, he was just the guy I love. When that red light went on in the studio, or when he stepped onto the stage and they handed him that microphone, something happened. It was a higher power. This transformation took place in him. He turned into RAY PRICE." – Janie Price


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (September 16, 2014) – Beauty Is…the final sessions, the last recordings of Country Music Hall of Fame member Ray Price, debuted on the Billboard Country Album chart at #22 in April 2014 marking his highest album debut week since the 1981 release of Town & Country (which entered at #17).  Produced by Grammy award winning hit maker and friend Fred Foster, Ray Price’s, Beauty Is… highlights the timeless, signature string and shuffle sound of Price and features duets with Vince Gill and Martina McBride.  Released on AmeriMonte Records, this iconic project is available at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store locations as well as Hastings, Walmart, and online retailers including Amazon.

“Graceful to the end, Price takes a final bow with an elegant collection that nicely caps a great musical legacy.” 
 Michael McCall, Associated Press

“Beauty Is… is the sound of a man in full, looking back on the life and love that fulfilled him.  It is the most graceful of exits.”
Peter Cooper, Tennessean

“After one listen of this remarkable album, you will note that Price’s flawless phrasing, vocal resonance and burnished warmth of tone create a glow that lingers long after the final notes have sounded.” 
Robert K. Oermann,  Music Row 

“Price recorded this 12-track farewell that eschews self-pity for warmth, compassion and a vibrancy of spirit that reverberated until his last days. With a voice that lost none of its luster and a full complement of strings and big melodies on tracks like An Affair to Remember with Martina McBride and No More Songs to Sing, Price crafted a final love letter to his wife, Janie, that will leave fans loving and missing him even more.” 
Erik Ernst, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

“We are extremely delighted and honored to have released Beauty Is…,” says AmeriMonte Records President Steve Popovich, Jr. “This album falls nothing short of a true masterpiece and you'll understand why he believed this to be of his best work. He captured true perfection and left a huge void not only in Country music, but in music in general. There will only be one Ray Price and through Beauty Is...his legacy will live on forever.”

Track Listing:

Beauty Is…the final sessions
Beauty Lies in the Eyes of the Beholder (with Vince Gill)
This Thing of Ours
I Can See You
It Will Always Be
No More Songs to Sing
An Affair to Remember (with Martina McBride)
Until Then (with Vince Gill)
Beautiful Dreamer
I Wish I Was 18 Again
Among My Souvenirs
I Believe

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