Gene Watson and Ray Price – Country Legends Still Recording and Touring
Every Sunday Morning I not only feature the classics on WGNA, but I also showcase new music from the legends. A reminder that many of Country Music’s former hit makers are still recording and touring.
Ray Price and Gene Watson are on that impressive list of Country Music legends still making great music. I am actually loading up a big bus to see both Country Music giants in Pennsylvania this May. Realizing that we’ll probably never see these two greats in our listening area, many of my Sunday Morning Classic Country fans are joining me on this road trip.
Gene Watson, 68, has actually released two albums over the past year. The first was a duets project with Rhonda Vincent and the other was a collection of his greatest hits re-recorded to near perfection of the original singles. Watson is still on the road singing classics like ‘Farewell Party’ ‘Fourteen Carat Mind’ and ‘Got No Reason Now For Goin’ Home.’ Gene was a consistent chart presence in the late ’70s and early ’80s, and he’s still singing those songs live for his loyal fan base.
Ray Price, 86, has been involved in a few projects over the past few years, including the ‘Last of the Breed’ album with Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard and on Randy Travis’ new album, where he’s featured as a guest vocalist on ‘Didn’t We Shine.’ What’s more impressive is that this legend still sings like he did during his hit making time in the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s, with his smooth voice still in full force!
Ray Price is a living Country Music Hall of Fame treasure that should not be taken for granted. Join us on our bus trip to hear Price sing milestone classics like ‘Release Me’ ‘Crazy Arms’ ‘Night Life’ ‘My Shoes Keep Walking Back To You’ ‘Heartaches By The Number’ and ‘For The Good Times.’
Check out this new video of Gene Watson and Rhonda Vincent performing ‘Gone For Good’
Check out this performance of Ray Price from 2010