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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

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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Variety, 2017-08-07 21:21:02
When Sly Stone and Charley Pride received the Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s Grammy Awards in my home state of California, their place in history was preserved for all time. Unfortunately for them and so many others, their rights to their own work is not. The moment highlighted a ...

Charley Pride Talks New Album, Merle Haggard & Disappointment Over Stalled Biopic
Billboard, 2017-07-05 21:32:11
This summer is gearing up to a busy one in the career of Country Music Hall of Fame member Charley Pride. The veteran performer is lending his...

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