Charley Pride – 2014 Concert Schedule
With his smooth baritone voice and charming lyrics, Charley Pride has
delighted millions of country music fans all throughout the years, after first appearing on the scene in the late 1960s. Since
his debut, Pride has remained one of the Top 20 best-selling country artists of all time, with 36 number-one singles and over
70 million albums sold, making him a true legend in his genre. Pride's phenomenal success has been extraordinary, given that
being an African-American country music superstar was virtually unheard of prior to his arrival. Now on tour in 2014, fans
young and old have the opportunity to see this country legend live in concert.
About Charley Pride
in 1938 to poor sharecroppers, Charley Pride started his humble beginnings in Sledge, Mississippi on a cotton farm. Pride
began playing guitar staring in his teens, but initially, his dream was to become a professional baseball player. He indeed
went on to play baseball with the Negro American League's Memphis Red Sox, and could often be found singing and playing guitar
on bus rides in between games. Pride honed his musical talents by playing with various bands as he and his baseball team traveled
During a trip through Nashville, Pride met Jack Johnson, who had seen him perform. Although the two parted
ways at that time, Johnson left him with the promise of a management contract. Upon returning to Nashville the following year,
Pride met with producer Jack Clement, and was instructed to learn a few songs that Clement had provided. Clement immediately
recognized Pride's extraordinary talent, and after hearing Pride's renditions of the songs, they sat down to record two demos
in just two hours. One of those demos, "Snakes Crawl At Night," quickly went on to became Pride's first single in 1966. While
his first two singles didn't generate much success, his third single, "Just Between You And Me," propelled him to stardom.
It's been decades since his first smash hit was released decades ago, but Charley Pride is still going strong, as he continues
to churn out new music.
Although music took the place of baseball as his professional career, Charley Pride continues
to explore his interest in the sport, and in 2010, he became a special investor and minority owner of the Texas Rangers Major
League Baseball club.
Charley Pride's Breakthrough Album
It was Charley Pride's famous single "Just Between
You And Me" that really launched him to popularity. The hit song reached No. 9 on the U.S. country music charts and he won
a Grammy Award the following year. After his success started to galvanize more of a following, Pride had his first No. 1 hit
with "All I Have To Offer." At the time, country music was predominately white, but Charley Pride's talent transcended race,
and he became one of the few African Americans to achieve success within the country music industry. In fact, in the 1970s,
he became RCA Records' best-selling performer since Elvis Presley. His popular hits in the 70s include "Is Anybody Goin' to
San Antone" (1970) and "Kiss an Angel Good Mornin'" (1971).
With an impressive career garnering so much success and
accolades, it's not a surprise why Charley Pride has charmed millions of fans all over the world.
In addition to selling
over 70 million albums, 31 of which have reached gold certification and 4 platinum albums, Charley Pride has also received
a number of prestigious awards, including the Academy of Country Music's Pioneer Award, Turner Broadcasting's Trumpet Award
for outstanding African-American achievement, and he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Pride was even inducted
into the Country Music Hall of Fame, representing the highest country music award.
Charley Pride Trivia
you know that Charley Pride's parents intended to name him "Charl"?
When Charley Pride was born, his father wrote "Charl"
on the birth certificate, intending to name him Charl Frank Pride. Due to a typing error on his birth certificate, his legal
name became Charley Frank Pride.
For some fans, Charley Pride's music represents the struggle
of an artist who persevered during Jim Crowism; others have simply fallen in love with the country crooner's golden voice
and hit songs. Whatever your reason may be, seeing this country legend live in concert is sure to impress any music lover.
As an internationally known artist, Charley Pride has performed all over the world, from Europe to Australia, and he even
makes it a point to entertain the service men and women who are stationed overseas.Charley Pride's music is an ongoing journey,
and he has no intentions of slowing down. Visit StubHub today to get your Charley Pride tickets, and join the millions of
fans around the world who've had the chance to see this country icon live in concert.