BY LINDI SMITH Wide Open Country
Willie Nelson is no stranger to tribute albums. In fact, Nelson’s Gershwin tribute albumrecently earned the top spot on the jazz charts. Now, he’s putting an album out to honor his late friend and legendary country musician Ray Price.
Before Price’s passing in 2013, he was working on an album titled Beauty Is with producer Fred Foster and string conductor Bergen White. Willie has decided to team up with Foster and White for the tribute album, which will be titled For the Good Times: A Tribute to Ray Price.
Nelson and company recorded the album in Nashville’s Ocean Way Studios, where Price was recording. Vince Gill and the Time Jumpers sing and play back-up on multiple For the Good Times tracks, including this version of “Heartaches By the Numbers.”