Folks, as I’m sure you’ve all heard by now…..just a few weeks ago, Country Music lost one of it’s true legends…the Cherokee Cowboy, Mr. Ray Price passed away at his home in Texas.
Ho, ho, ho…Merry Christmas, folks!
If you’re a fan of our show, then you know that at the end of every year we take a couple of weeks to celebrate Christmas in the Country. Jim Ed whips up a batch of his famous home-made eggnog, I keep the fire burning bright….and we all gather together to listen to our favorite classic country stars sing all of our Christmas favorites…
Ray Price confirmed yesterday that he has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, and has been undergoing treatment for several months.
It’s sad to receive this kind of news about anyone, but it’s especially tragic when it occurs to someone who has dedicated themselves to enriching others’ lives through music.
But all is not lost, Ray is still planning on completing his scheduled tour dates for the coming months, and it seems that he feels very well, considering…
Country Music Hall of Fame member Ray Price has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and has undergone six months of chemotherapy, he confirmed in a recent interview with the San Antonio Express-News. The cancer was discovered while his gallbladder was being removed after a gall stone attack. Following chemotherapy, the tumor has not grown, he told the newspaper. As a result of the illness, he has curtailed his touring, but he has concert dates scheduled through June 2013, including a Nov. 18 show in Austin, Texas. He also plans to visit Nashville this month to begin recording a new album. “The doctor said that every man will have cancer if he lives to be old enough,” the 86-year-old singer said. “I don’t know why I got it. I ain’t old.”
We hate to be morbid down here at the Hard Scuffle Studios, so let’s all take a moment out of our day and listen to our favorite Ray Price song. Heck, listen to two! Who could pick just one anyway?