The Rocks Off Interview: Country Legend and Animal Lover Ray Price
Ray Price is a Texas music legend and a former roommate of Hank Williams. Rocks Off reached him by phone on his tour bus somewhere between Wisconsin and Nashville to talk about satellite radio, his love of stray dogs, and his show this Tuesday at Conroe's Crighton Theater.
Rocks Off: How's the tour going, Mr. Price?
Ray Price: It's going great, we're on the way home now. That's the best part of it.
RO: Your manager told me you're on your way to Nashville to record an album with Fred Foster at Ocean Way Studios.
RP: I've already done most of it. I'll go back in the middle of January. It'll be finished by the end of January for sure.
RO: He said these are all new love songs.
RP - They all are except two old, old great songs that I'm re-recording. One of them is "Beautiful Dreamer" and the other is "I Believe."
RO: Did you write those?
RP: Oh, no, no. They were written before I was even born, I think. We're going way back. It'll be new to the young people. They've never heard it. Most people in their fifties and sixties have never heard it. So this is a good chance for that.
RO: So you're on the bus right now. What do you listen to on the bus?
RP: Mostly the news. We like to watch and see how far down the country goes every day. We listen to Sirius when we listen to the radio. We listen to Willie's Roadhouse. Willie's is the best for me. You get the good music on there. You can't always get it in the other places.
RO: So you've been playing music in Houston for a long time now.
RP: Yeah, since (before) sliced bread.