Charley Pride to celebrate 25th year as Opry member

e6851a2e-96cd-4b63-b27b-5d3bd5e68422Charley Pride- Country Music Hall of Fame member and Recording Academy “Lifetime Achievement Award” recipient. The Opry member will be making two appearances May 4th and May 5th on the Opry stage and will proudly celebrate 25 years as an Opry member.

As part of the celebration, Opry flagship station 650 AM WSM (wsmonline.com) plans to salute the award-winning artist with a “Country Pride Weekend”, spinning Pride’s 50-plus Top 10 singles, playing signature Pride archived programs, and taking listener requests for the Country Music Hall of Famer’s all-time favorites.
Upon his Opry induction 25 years ago, Pride recalled his initial dream of baseball stardom. “It’s as if I had made it in baseball and they came up to me and took me to Cooperstown and said, ‘This is where your plaque is going to be – beside Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Jackie Robinson, and Hank Aaron.”

Tickets for “Country Pride Weekend” are available at (615) 871-OPRY and at Opry.com.

Charley Pride also recently announced he’ll be performing at the 2018 CMA Fest, on Friday, June 8 at 8:00 pm at Nissan Stadium. Pride will be sharing the stage that evening with a host of other modern country staples like Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood, and Old Dominion.

Tickets can be purchased on the CMA Fest website, by clicking here.

Charley Pride Tour Dates:
Apr 28 – Treasure Island Resort & Casino / Welch, Minn.
May 04 – Grand Ole Opry / Nashville, Tenn.
May 05 – Grand Ole Opry / Nashville, Tenn.
May 13 – Opry le Daniel @ Millennium/ Derry, Northern Ireland
Jun 07 – Charley Pride Fan Club Breakfast / Nashville, Tenn.
Jun 08 – CMA Music Festival @ Nissan Stadium / Nashville, Tenn.
Jun 09 – Ryman Auditorium / Nashville, Tenn.
Jun 16 – Horseshoe Casino / Bossier City, La.
Jun 30 – Cypress Bayou Casino / Charenton, La.
Jul 14 – Renfro Valley Entertainment Center / Mt. Vernon, Ky.
Sep 15 – Crystal Grand Music Theater / Wisconsin Dells, Wis.
Sep 28 – Dosey Doe (The Big Barn) / The Woodlands, Texas
Oct 05 – The Welk Resort Theatre / Branson, Mo.
Oct 26 – The Welk Resort Theatre / Branson, Mo.
Nov 07 – TCU Place / Saskatoon, SK
Nov 09 – Conexus Arts Centre / Regina, SK
Nov 10 – Club Regent Event Center / Winnipeg, MB

Be sure to follow Pride on Facebook and charleypride.com.

About Charley Pride:
Charley Pride is celebrating more than 50 years as a recording artist. He has enjoyed one of the most successful careers in the history of country music and is credited with helping to break color barriers by becoming the first black superstar within the genre. A true living legend, he has sold tens of millions of records worldwide with his large repertoire of hits. A three-time GRAMMY® award and Recording Academy “Lifetime Achievement Award” winner, Pride has garnered no less than 36 chart-topping country hits, including “Kiss An Angel Good Morning,” a massive #1 crossover hit that sold over a million singles and helped Pride land the Country Music Association’s “Entertainer of the Year” award in 1971 and the “Top Male Vocalist” awards of 1971 and 1972. A proud member of the Grand Ole Opry, Pride continues to perform concerts worldwide and has toured the United States, Canada, Ireland, The United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand over the last several years. For more information, visit CharleyPride.com.

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