Concert tickets are on sale now to see legendary
country musician Charley Pride perform live! As one of the few African-American country music talents to have enjoyed considerable
success since he started his career nearly 50 years ago, Pride's hit country tunes include Is Anybody Goin' to San Antone
and Kiss an Angel Good Morning'. Don't miss out on your chance to hear these songs live and get a glimpse of pioneering musician
Charley Pride. Get your tickets now through StubHub!
Charley Pride was born in Mississippi in 1938 - one of 11 children of poor sharecropper parents. Pride taught himself how
to play guitar in his formative teenage years, but his true passion was to play professional baseball. In pursuit of his baseball
dream, he was selected to join the Negro American League in 1952, pitching for the Memphis Red Sox, Boise Yankees, Birmingham
Black Barons and the Louisville Clippers. On the road, Pride still managed to sing and play guitar on the team bus. It was
on a trip to Nashville where he met Jack Johnson. Johnson vowed to give the musician a management contract. The following
year, Pride returned to Music City to record a demo, which included the singles Atlantic Coastal Line and The Snakes Crawl
at Night. The recording made it to the hands of Chet Atkins, head honcho of RCA Records at the time, who immediately inked
a deal with Pride. Snakes Crawl at Night became Pride's first official single in January 1966.
Charley Pride may have started out wanting to pitch for a professional baseball team but he ended up working on his singing
pitch instead. It was Pride's third single, Just Between You and Me, that vaulted him to stardom. The song landed at No. 9
on the U.S. country charts, and it earned him a Grammy Award. He went on to garner a No. 1 hit with All I Have to Offer (1969).
His achievements culminated into a lengthy and successful career for Pride, making him the first African-American superstar
in country music.
Over the length of his music career, Charley Pride has recorded 36 No. 1 hits and watched four albums slide into platinum
status. Pride has also been recognized among the Top 20 best-selling country artists of all time and is second in sales only
to the King, Elvis Presley. One of the major highlights of his career was when he was invited to become a member of the Grand
Ole Opry in 1993 - becoming the first-ever African-American inductee of the famous stage show. Subsequently, he penned his
autobiography, Pride: The Charley Pride Story and was honored with the Pioneer Award by the Academy of Country Music. Pride
even has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame! Perhaps the pinnacle of his music career was when he received country music's
highest honor in October 2000 - induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
There's no doubt that Charley Pride is one of the most recognized names in country music history. And now your chance to
see this country music icon perform live is here! Take a look at StubHub to see if Charley Pride's tour includes stops near
your hometown, and be sure to get your country
music tickets before it's too late!