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Charley Pride

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Biography

Pride performing at the Capital Centre on the 1981 Inauguration Day

Source: Wikipedia

Charley Frank Pride (born March 18, 1938) is an American country music singer, musician/guitarist, recording artist, performer, and business owner. His greatest musical success came in the early- to mid-1970s when he became the best-selling performer for RCA Records since Elvis Presley. In total, he has garnered 39 No. 1 hits on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts.

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  • Birth name: Charley Frank Pride
  • Born: March 18, 1938 (age 77) Sledge, Mississippi, US
  • Genres: Country music, gospel
  • Occupation(s): Singer, musician, recording artist, performer, business owner
  • Instruments: Voice, guitar
  • Years active: 1966‒present
  • Labels: RCA 16th Avenue Music City
  • Website: charleypride.com

Read more about Charley Pride at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

In the news

williamhmthorne
Variety, 2019-02-22 19:54:12
Welcome to “TV Take,” Variety’s television podcast. In this week’s episode, Variety’s executive editor of TV, Daniel Holloway, talks with Charley Pride, the subject of the new “American Masters” documentary, “Charley Pride: I Am Just Me,” which premieres Feb. 22 on PBS. Pride was one of country music’s biggest stars ...

What’s on TV Friday: ‘American Masters: Charley Pride’ and ‘Chef’s Table’
NY Times TV, 2019-02-22 06:00:04
A documentary about the country singer Charley Pride airs on PBS. And “Chef’s Table” returns on Netflix.

CMA Fest 2018: Backstage With Luke Combs, Brett Young, Old Dominion, Charley Pride & Midland
Billboard, 2018-06-09 18:22:05
Day two of CMA Fest, which runs June 7-10, brought several more heavy hitters to the Nissan Stadium stage in Nashville. Billboard caught up with...

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