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The final recordings of the late, great Ray Price (who died in December 2013 ) are being being released for sale. Beauty Is . . . will be released on AmeriMonte Records and will be sold through Walmarts, Cracker Barrels and other online retailers beginning April 15.
The project will feature 12 tracks produced by Ray’s dear friend, Grammy winner Fred Foster, and will include collaborations with Vince Gill as well as Martina McBride.
“He called me in 2012 and said, ‘I think I have one album left in me; I’m not well, you know,’” said Fred in a release. “He said, ‘I want to do one last one, and I want you to do it with me.’ The whole time we were working together, his state of mind was always really good. You would never know how sick he was to talk to him. What a classy guy.”
The full-length album will be released on April 15 with an advance three-song EP available digitally on March 16 . The EP will include one of Ray’s duets with Vince Gill, “Beauty Lies in the Eyes of the Beholder,” plus “This Thing of Ours” and “I Wish I Was 18 Again.”