A collection of Ray Price‘s final recording sessions, titled Beauty Is…, will be available April 15 on AmeriMonte Records. Produced by Fred Foster, the project features Price’s classic sound, as well as duets with Vince Gill and Martina McBride.
A three-song EP taken from the album will be made available digitally on March 16; the EP will include “Beauty Lies In The Eyes of the Beholder,” (featuring Vince Gill), “This Thing of Ours,” and “I Wish I Was 18 Again.”
“[Ray] called me in 2012 and said, ‘I think I have one album left in me; I’m not well, you know,’” Foster recounts. “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 project includes songs from Country Music Hall of Fame members Cindy Walker (“Until Then”) and Willie Nelson (“It Will Always Be”).
“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,” says MusicRow’s Robert K. Oermann of the project.
Beauty Is… – Track Listing
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)
I Wish I Was 18 Again
Among My Souvenirs
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