Charley Pride possesses one of the quintessential Country Music voices and

remains loved and respected around the world as Country Music’s first African-American superstar. A true living legend, he has sold tens of millions of records worldwide with his amazing repertoire of hits. A three-time Grammy

Award winner, Pride has garnered no less than 36 chart-topping Country hits,

including Kiss An AngelGood Mornin’, the massive #1 crossover hit that sold over a million singles and helped Pride land the Country Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year award in 1971 and the Top Male Vocalist awards of

1971 and 1972. A proud member of the Grand Ole Opry, Pride continues to perform concerts worldwide and has toured the United States, Canada, Ireland, The United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand over the last several years.

 

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"GREAT COUNTRY MOMENTS" PRESENTED BY SPRINGER MOUNTAIN FARMS® FEATURING COUNTRY LEGENDS IN JANUARY

01.03.17

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (January 2, 2017) – The month of January brings new books, childhood memories, and some great Springer Mountain Farms® chicken recipes from featured artists on Great Country Moments. January episodes will feature Janie Fricke, Oak Ridge Boys, Rex Allen Jr., Mark Chesnutt, Bill Anderson, Jeannie Seely, Confederate Railroad, Charley Pride and Ronnie McDowell. Fans can access Great Country Moments content online at www.greatcountrymoments.com.

Through the one-of-a-kind story segments, the featured country stars will take viewers through some of the best times of their career and reveal emotional, exciting, and memorable...

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CHARLEY PRIDE HONORED WITH THE RECORDING ACADEMY’S 2017 LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

12.19.16

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (December 19, 2016) – The Recording Academy will honor three-time GRAMMY® award-winning country music icon Charley Pride with its 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award.

Three-time GRAMMY winner Charley Pride taught himself to play guitar in his early teens, but he dreamed of becoming a professional baseball player. After playing in the Negro American League, he was signed by RCA Victor and in 1967 he became the first African-American singer to perform at the Grand Ole Opry. (Later, in 1993, Pride became the Grande Ole Opry's first African-American member.) "Just Between You And Me" launched Pride to stardom, earning him his first GRAMMY nomination for 1966. In 1969, Pride scored his first No. 1 country hit with "All I Have To Offer You (Is Me)." The recognition led to a long and auspicious career...

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CHARLEY PRIDE TALKS ONE ON ONE WITH TAVIS SMILEY FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16

12.15.16

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (December 16, 2016) – It’s an interview fans won’t want to miss, as three-time GRAMMY® award-winning country music icon Charley Pride appears on "Tavis Smiley," December 16. The nationally syndicated talk-show airs on PBS, and is hosted by TV personality Tavis Smiley. During the award-winning program, Pride and Smiley will discuss the 36-time chart topper’s 50-year career, which has landed him dozens of awards, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and induction in the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Tavis Smiley is known as one of television’s best interviewers, and he has been a fixture on the PBS late-night lineup since 2004. During the candid interview, Pride opens up about his storied life, which includes beating all of the odds and going on to become one of the most iconic...

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