Ray Noble Price, 12 January 1926, on a farm near Perryville, Cherokee County, Texas, USA. Price grew up on a farm and by the time he left high school, was already singing and playing guitar locally. In 1942, while studying veterinary medicine at Abilenes North Texas Agricultural College, he was drafted into the Marines. He returned to his studies in 1946, but also began performing at local clubs, and as the Cherokee Cowboy, he appeared on KRBC. He still had thoughts of a career as a rancher but in 1949, the opportunity to join theBig D Jamboree in Dallas finally convinced him that his future lay in country music. He first recorded for a minor label, Bullet, and had some success in Texas with Jealous Lies, but in 1952 he joined Columbia Records and had immediate US country Top 10 hits with Talk To Your Heart and Dont Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes. Price moved to Nashville, where he became a member of the Grand Ole...
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