Charley Pride At Grand Ole Opry
Charley Pride is one of country music's most successful artists, with 39 No. 1 hits to his name and a long history of songwriting and performing.
Pride grew up in Sledge, Mississippi, one of 11 children of a poor sharecropper. Pride loves sports as well as music and spent several years playing baseball in the Negro American League. Pride signed to RCA Records in 1965. His third single, “Just Between You and Me” made him a star, and Pride won a Grammy for that song. “Kiss an Angel Good Morning” achieved huge crossover success, appearing on country, pop, and adult contemporary charts. Pride first performed on the Grand Ole Opry stage in 1967, becoming the second African American artist to perform at the Opry. Charley Pride became an Opry member in 1993.
Pride is a two-time winner of the CMA's Top Male Vocalist Award. The song “All His Children” was nominated for an Oscar. He's also been awarded the Medal of Arts by the Texas Cultural Trust and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Mississippi Arts Commission.