Charley Pride Estate
Ryman Auditorium unveiled the latest addition to its Icon Walk this morning with a statue honoring American music icon Charley Pride. The detailed bronze likeness was added to the permanent outdoor exhibition on the historic venue’s grounds ensuring the country music trailblazer will forever remain part of the Soul of Nashville.
Country music legend and trailblazer Charley Pride will forever be immortalized as a bronze statue joining the likenesses of Loretta Lynn, Bill Monroe, and Little Jimmy Dickens—as part of the Ryman’s Icon Walk on Wednesday, March 29th. This portion of the Ryman’s exterior property recognizes legends who have paved the way for Nashville performers. The statues of Bill Monroe and Little Jimmy Dickens were added in 2017 as part of the Ryman’s 125th anniversary, with Lynn’s joining in 2020. The statues, sculpted by artist Ben Watts, take one year to create.
Country music legend and trailblazer Charley Pride’s ‘The Best of Charley Pride Volume II’ is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Debuted in 1972 on Billboard magazine’s country albums chart, it spent 16 weeks at the No. 1 spot and was Pride’s best-selling album during his career. Included on the album are hits like “Kiss An Angel Good Mornin'”, “Is Anybody Goin’ to San Antone,” “I’d Rather Love You,” “I’m Just Me” and more fan favorites. In line with Black History Month, the celebration of this anniversary reminds us how Pride transcended racial barriers within the country music community and beyond.
Garth Brooks To Present RIAA Lifetime Achievement Award To Charley Pride for His Accomplished Career in Country Music
Trailblazing Country music legend, Charley Pride, will be honored on October 25th at the National Museum of African American Music with the RIAA Lifetime Achievement Award presented by Garth Brooks. Charley’s son, Dion, will accept the honor from the RIAA on behalf of his late father. RIAA Chairman & CEO, Mitch Glazier, and COO Michele Ballantyne will be presenting a plague to not only Charlie’s family but one to the Museum for their walls, as well.
‘CMT GIANTS: Charley Pride’ is an uplifting celebration honoring the extraordinary life and legacy of trailblazing country music titan Charley Pride. The star-packed, 90-minute event features special performances and interviews from family, friends, and collaborators who appear to share their personal memories and reflect on Pride’s lasting legacy, his wife Rozene and son Dion, blended alongside rare archival photos, interviews, and performances, with clips and commentary from Charley Pride himself.
CMT TO CELEBRATE THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF COUNTRY MUSIC TITAN CHARLEY PRIDE WITH ‘CMT GIANTS: CHARLEY PRIDE’ PREMIERING WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 25TH AT 9p/8c
CMT today announced ‘CMT GIANTS: Charley Pride,’ an all-new special celebrating the extraordinary life and legacy of trailblazing country music titan Charley Pride. The star-packed, 90-minute event premieres Wednesday, August 25th at 9p/8c exclusively on CMT.
‘CMT GIANTS: Charley Pride’ brings together Charley’s superstar friends and some of the biggest names in music today to celebrate his most legendary hits, including Alan Jackson, Darius Rucker, son Dion Pride, Garth Brooks, George Strait, Gladys Knight, Jimmie Allen, Lee Ann Womack, Luke Combs featuring Robert Randolph + Reyna Roberts, Mickey Guyton, and Wynonna. Special guests Neal McCoy, Nolan Ryan, Reba, Ronnie Milsap, and Charley’s wife Rozene Pride, also appear to share their personal memories and reflect on Charley’s lasting legacy, which are blended alongside rare archival photos, interviews, and performances, with clips and commentary from Charley Pride himself.
The Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation today announced the creation of the Charley Pride Fellowship Program, offering rising college Juniors and Seniors a ten-week internship opportunity with the team’s front office.
The Texas Rangers paid tribute to late country legend Charley Pride — the baseball player-turned-trailblazing country singer who also held a part-ownership stake in the MLB team — by naming a field at their spring training complex after him.
hroughout the month of February, while celebrating Black History Month, PBS has made it easy for Charley Pride fans and new audiences alike to learn more about his history in country music and the impact he made throughout the world. As part of their On-Demand exclusive for Passport members, American Masters – Charley Pride: I’m Just Me, Ken Burns’ Country Music, Episode 5: The Sons and Daughters of America (1964-1968), and GRAMMY SALUTE TO MUSIC LEGENDS™ are available on PBS.com and the PBS Video app. American Masters – Charley Pride: I’m Just Me will air in NY on Mountain Lake PBS (WCFE) on Tuesday, February 9 at 9 PM ET. PBS SoCal (KCET) aired the documentary on February 4th. Check your local listings for all available air times. The documentary is also available on DVD at charleypride.com.
Leroy Van Dyke’s “Walk On By” From 1961 Nearly Tops Newsweek’s Top 100 Country Songs Of All Time After 60 Years
To ring in the New Year, Newsweek in association with Billboard magazine compiled a list of the Top 100 Country Songs of All Time. These singles are deemed essential to country music history and to the evolution of modern country songs. From 1959 to the present day, these singles leave a lasting impression on fans around the world. 2911 Media clients frequent the list ranking from #2 to #84 with artists such as Leroy Van Dyke, Charley Pride, Lynn Anderson, Conway Twitty, T.G Sheppard, Crystal Gayle, and Johnny Lee standing out as country staples.