Where Are They Now – Charley Pride [VIDEO]
At Big Frog 104, it’s fun to look back at some of the country music stars of yesteryear. My question is: “Where are they now”? Today, let’s find out what Charley Pride has been up to, other than an occasional visit to our “Country Classic Double” weekdays at 11:30 a.m.
Here’s a brief bio from Charley Pride’s website:
“Charley Pride unofficially started his music career in the late 1950s as a ballplayer with the Negro American League’s Memphis Red Sox singing and playing guitar on the team bus between ballparks. After a tryout with the New York Mets, Pride decided to return to his Montana home via Nashville.
Pride’s first single hit the airwaves in January 1966 and just like that his star was on the rise. Within a short period of time “The Snakes Crawl at Night” was climbing the charts with his “Before I Met You” closing in on its tail.
Charley still tours today and even takes in a few extra countries on USO Tours, entertaining our service men and women who are stationed overseas.
Between 1969, when he first hit #1 on the singles chart with “All I Have to Offer You (Is Me)” and 1984, when he commanded the top spot again with “Every Heart Should Have One,” Pride scored more than 36 number one country singles.
His incredible legacy includes 36 #1 hit singles, over 70 million albums sold, 31 gold and 4 platinum albums – including one quadruple platinum. On RCA Records, Charley Pride is second in sales only to Elvis Presley.
Dozens of Pride’s chart toppers now stand as modern classics. “Kiss An Angel Good Morning” went on to be a million-selling crossover single and helped Pride land Country Music Association Awards as Entertainer of the Year in 1971 and Top Male Vocalist in 1971 and 1972.”
Click here for his current tour schedule.
Let’s watch Charley Pride with a classic performance of his biggest hit yet: