Charley Pride Schedule
Johnny Cash once told Charley Pride that every now and again he would catch a glimpse of
Hank Williams in the sound and feeling of Pride's music. Charley Pride has continued to do the same thing he has done for
years by playing shows, now with a small record label, as he did the days he would perform on stage with Johnny Cash and other
musicians of his own legendary status. Don't miss the opportunity to see this living legend while you have the opportunity.
Take a look at the schedule to find Charley Pride playing venues like Crystal Grand Music Theatre in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin;
Peppermill Concert Hall in West Wendover, Nevada; Casino Rama in Rama, Ontario; Beau Rivage Resort and Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi.
Keep an eye on StubHub, as there will likely be more shows to come.
About Charley Pride
upbringing was impactful on the music he creates. As Johnny Cash acknowledged, there is a great deal of emotional character
to his voice. Pride was born to a relatively impoverished family in Sledge, Mississippi, where he was one of eleven children
that were raised by sharecroppers. According to an interview with Country Stars Central, Charley Pride explained what it was
like growing up in his family, "It was routine in the sense that we all had chores to do. There were eight boys and three
girls, and we were farmers. We'd feed the hogs, milk the cows, and wash the dishes, but the boys didn't wash the dishes, the
girls did that. We picked up chips in the evening so mama could get the fire started so we could be in the field by sun up."
Interestingly, Charley Pride got his musical start while playing baseball on the Negro American League's Memphis Red Sox team.
He would play and sing his guitar on the bus with his fellow baseball players. Pride had picked up a guitar when he was fourteen
years old, having purchased one from the Sears Roebuck. While touring with the baseball team, Pride would join bands on stage
to express himself through his artistic talent as a budding musician. Charley Pride tried out for the New York Mets prior
to heading back to his home in Montana, but stopped off in Nashville. There, he met Jack Johnson who was impressed by Charley
Pride and offered him a contract.
Charley Pride Breakthrough
After having met Jack Johnson, Charley Pride
returned to Nashville to start his music career. After meeting a producer who was also impressed with Pride, he was asked
to cute two songs in only two hours. And in two hours, Charley Pride recorded "The Snakes Crawl at Night" and "Atlantic Coastal
Line." It was only a few months later that RCA Records heard the demo and signed Pride to the label. Pride's first single
to hit the radio was "The Snakes Crawl at Night" and it quickly climbed the charts, launching the artist's career. Charley
Pride's career took off and he became the internationally recognized artist that toured the United States, Canada, Europe,
Australia, New Zealand and Japan. He has more than 36 songs hit number one on the country charts between 1969 and 1984. He
has maintained his status as one of the top 20 best-selling country artists. He has even sold 70 millions albums with 31 certified
as gold and 4 reaching platinum status. One of the albums even reached quadruple platinum status. According to RCA Records,
Pride comes in as second to Elvis Presley for record sales. There are a number of recognizable songs that continue to be played.
Some of those include: "Kiss an Angel Good Morning, " "Is Anybody Goin' To San Antone?" "I'm So Afraid of Losing You Again,"
"Mississippi Cotton Picking Delta Town," "Someone Loves You Honey," and "Burgers and Fries." He is also recognized as a remarkable
musician to cover Hank Williams songs like "Kaw-Liga" and "Honky Tonk Blues." He even released an album, There's a Little
Bit of Hank in Me." The Hank album was also certified as gold.
Charley Pride Trivia
Charley Pride released
an autobiography that was published by William Morrow. The book is called Pride: The Charley Pride Story. The book highlights
memorable moments during his career, as well as focus on the moving aspects of his life that took him from Mississippi to
touring all over the world as a legendary country artist. Charley Pride was invited to join the Grand Ole Opry as the first
African-American at the time. He has also been acknowledged by the Academy of Country Music by being awarded the Pioneer Award.
The Turner Broadcasting honored Pride with the Trumpet Award. At the end of the 1990s, Charley Pride was given a star on the
Hollywood Walk of Fame. A year later, Pride was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. It was a touching moment for
Pride and the audience, as he wept upon hearing his name called. Charley Parker once recalled a lesson his mother taught him,
"She taught me never to go around with a chip on my shoulder […] That has helped me to be able to prepare myself to
have the attitude to get where I am today."
Charley Pride has received numerous accolades for his prestigious career
as a musician. He continues to make time for his other passion in baseball by working for the Texas Rangers.
Pride Live Show Experience
Charley Pride's live show is one that is unforgettable, as he touches so many with the emotion
behind the words he sings and the chords he plays. Not only is he considered a great, he brings to life the greats of country
music's past when he takes the stage. He truly does have a piece of Hank William in him, as well as all the other excellent
musicians with whom he had the honor to play. There are great stories Charley Pride will share as he takes to the stage. You
will not want to miss the opportunity to see him on stage playing a live show.