“For The Good Times” by Ray Price may not have been the first country record I ever bought, that honor goes to either Marty Robbins or Roger Miller, but it was certainly one of the best.
I don’t know what Kris Kristofferson had in mind when he wrote this song, but Ray Price would turn it into one of the classic country tunes of all time.
It and the album of the same name would reach number one on the country charts and the single would cross over onto the pop charts in The United States and reach the number eleven position. The album and single would win Academy Of Country Music awards. In addition Ray Price would win the Grammy Award for Best Country Vocal Performance.
Ray Price would record dozens of albums and singles during his sixty plus year career but this wonderful ballad featuring his deep bass voice is definitive. Price is now in his mid-eighties and hopefully is still out on the road singing this classic song.