Deep country cut of the day — Ray Price’s ‘Rose Colored Glasses’

The stone cold classic country contained within Ray Price’s 1965 rendition of “Rose Colored Glasses,” written by Deana Carter’s dad Fred Carter, Jr., has never been surveyed until now. The Cherokee Cowboy is seen above examining a single 45 record on December 12, 1959, as he chats by telephone to a friend. Price’s double-sided Columbia hit record, “The Same Old Me” [No. 1 C&W] b/w “Under Your Spell Again” [No. 5 C&W], was sitting comfortably atop Billboard’s country chart at the time. A framed copy of Price’s debut July 1957 studio album, “Ray Price Sings Heart Songs,” can be seen on the wall. Photography by Gerald Holly / The Tennessean

“A perfect kind of love is what you want from me, if I could I’d gladly give you more, but I know that I can never paint for you the rosy pictures you are searching for…you’re wearing rose colored glasses everywhere you go…” Ray Price effortlessly wrung every ounce of emotion from a lyric. It’s not much of a stretch to say that the cool Cherokee Cowboy was the Frank Sinatra of…

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