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History was made back in 1956 with the release of Ray Price‘s “Crazy Arms.” The honky-tonk classic went on to not only establish the country singer as an artist, but stay at atop the charts for a record-making 20 weeks.
The year the song made its meteoric rise on the country charts, Price was invited to perform his song at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee. Armed with his acoustic guitar, the talented vocalist perfectly executed his performance of the song that inevitably went on to define his career.
“Crazy arms that reach to hold somebody new/ And my yearning heart keeps saying you’re not mine,” sings Price flawlessly. “My troubled mind knows soon to another you’ll be wed/ And that’s why I’m lonely all the time.”
“Crazy Arms” held the record for longest standing song at No.1 until 2013 with the release of Florida Georgia Line‘s “Cruise.”
You can check out the televised performance of “Crazy Arms” below.