On December 2, 2013, Price entered a Tyler, Texas, hospital in the final
stages of pancreatic cancer, according to his son, then left on December
12 for home hospice care. He died at his home on Monday.
"For the Good Times" is a 1970 song written by Kris Kristofferson. It
was awarded “Song of the Year” by the Academy of Country Music
and was Price’s fifth #1 single and spent a total of nineteen weeks
on the country chart. “For the Good Times” crossed over to the pop
chart at number eleven. It became Ray Price’s only release to hit the
Top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100.