Concert Review

Charley Pride

Charley Pride was an American country music singer and guitarist, best known for being one of the few African American artists to have achieved significant success in the genre. He was born on March 18, 1934, in Sledge, Mississippi, and passed away on December 12, 2020.

Pride’s career spanned several decades, during which he became one of the best-selling performers in country music history. He released numerous hit songs, including “Kiss an Angel Good Mornin’,” “Is Anybody Goin’ to San Antone,” “Mountain of Love,” and “Just Between You and Me.”

Pride’s smooth baritone voice, charismatic stage presence, and heartfelt delivery endeared him to audiences worldwide. He broke down racial barriers in country music, becoming the first African American performer to achieve mainstream success in the genre.

Throughout his career, Pride received numerous accolades and awards, including three Grammy Awards, several Country Music Association awards, and inductions into the Grand Ole Opry and the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Charley Pride’s contributions to country music are widely recognized, and he remains an influential figure in the genre. His music continues to inspire and resonate with audiences, leaving behind a lasting legacy of talent, perseverance, and trailblazing achievement in the world of country music.