Charley Pride has died. The ground breaking country legend passed away on Saturday, Dec 12 in Dallas at the age of 86.
Born in Sledge, Mississippi, on March 18, 1934, Charley Pride grew up on a cotton farm and went on to become the first Black superstar in country music, as well as the first Black member of the Country Music Hall of Fame. He just recently received the CMA’s Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award where he gave his final performance of “Kiss An Angel Good Mornin” during the CMA awards on November, 11.
Charley Pride will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.