Country Artist Charley Pride Performs at AMT, September 10!

charley prideCharley Pride is a country music legend known for his smooth baritone voice and easy-going singing style. His career spans over 40 years.

The Grand Ole Opry member and Grammy winner hits the American Music Theatre stage for one show: Sunday, September 10 at 3:00 p.m.

Come see Charley Pride perform some of your favorite classics like “Kiss an Angel Good Morning” and “Honky Tonk Blues”. You won’t want to miss it!

Awards

Over the years, Charley Pride has sold tens of millions of records worldwide. He garnered 36 number one hits on the country singles charts. On the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart alone, 52 of his songs broke into the top ten, and 29 of those were number ones.

In the 1970s, Pride became the best-selling performer for RCA Records since Elvis Presley. His music received three American Music Awards, three Country Music Awards, and three Grammy Awards. Other notable awards include:

  • 1994 Pioneer Award from the Academy of Country Music
  • 1996 Trumpet Award for Outstanding African-American Achievement
  • 2003 Texas Medal of Arts from the Texas Cultural Trust
  • 2016 Master Award from Ameripolitan Music
  • 2017 Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award

Charley Pride has been a Member of the Grand Ole Opry since 1993. In 1997, TNN/Music City News named him a “Living Legend”. Two short years later, he received a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 2000, Charley Pride was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. He was later also inducted into The Cowboy of Color Hall of Fame in 2006.

History

Charley Frank Pride was born March 18, 1934 in Sledge, Mississippi. As one of 11 children and a sharecropper’s son, no one saw Charley Pride coming. He received his first guitar at 14, and taught himself how to play.

In his early adult years, he played for several minor league baseball teams before being drafted into the Army – and then again after his discharge. He would sing the national anthem before some of these games, and that’s when his singing abilities came to light.

Throughout this time, several country music stars like Red Sovine and Red Foley encouraged Pride to join the music industry. Although he started working towards this music while playing baseball, he didn’t hit success until 1966. His peak years were during his recording career from 1966 to 1987, and he continues to record and perform today.

See You at the Show!

Charley Pride is a country music legend. Don’t miss your chance to see him perform and hear his unforgettable music!

Show up early to make sure you have a chance to stop by the concession stand and find your seats without missing a beat of the show.

Click here to purchase tickets. We’ll see you September 10 at 3:00 p.m. for the show!