However, by 1970 most of the unrest had quieted down, and his recording of Kris Kristofferson’s “For The Good Times” was a blockbuster, giving Price his first number one single in eleven years.
Cam Mullins was an arranger at Columbia Records, first working with Ray on “Danny Boy.”
Mullins arranged the string parts on all of Price’s records after that, his fine work being showcased on the Top-Twenty singles “Take Me As I Am (Or Let Me Go),” “She Wears My Ring,” “Sweetheart Of The Year,” “Raining In My Heart,” “April’s Fool,” “You Wouldn’t Know Love,” and the aforementioned chart-topper “For The Good Times.”
For the follow-up, Mullins branched out and wrote “I Won’t Mention It Again,” using “For The Good Times” as a pattern. When Cam’s composition shot to the top of the charts, it amazingly marked the first time in Price’s long career that he had achieved back-to-back number one singles.
Surprisingly, “I Won’t Mention It Again” was a far bigger country hit than “For The Good Times,” staying in the #1 position for three weeks, but “For The Good Times” is the more-enduring of the two because of its tremendous success on Billboard’s Hot 100 pop chart, peaking at #11.