I was fortunate enough to be in the audience at Ray's show at the Opry and was simply blown away by the power of his voice. My one disappointment was the rearrangement for Empty, my favorite Ray tune. I much prefer the simpler folk sounding version over the more countrified version he performed Wednesday night. It was sold out crowd and the two friends I took who had never seen or even heard of Ray until lately were simply blown away. This was one of the top five concerts of my lifetime and Pavrotti is on my list.