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These are our Top 10 stories of 2021. Happy New Year!

Charley Pride’s Son Dion Is ‘Overwhelmed’ by CMT Special Honoring His Father

Charley Pride will be honored on Wednesday, August 25, with a star-studded special, CMT Giants: Charley Pride, with artists like Garth Brooks, Reba McEntire, Alan Jackson, George Strait, Darius Rucker, Luke Combs and more, performing in tribute to the country music trailblazer. The show is a way not only for country music to honor Pride, but for his family to honor him…

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Garth Brooks, Reba McEntire + More to Honor Charley Pride With ‘CMT Giants’

Country music is honoring Charley Pride in a big way, with a 90-minute special, CMT Giants: Charley Pride, honoring the historic singer’s legacy. Pride, who passed away last December from COVID-related complications, will be remembered with a star-studded musical program, featuring performances and appearances by Garth Brooks, Reba McEntire, Alan Jackson, Darius Rucker, George Strait, Lee Ann Womack, Luke…

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Charley Pride Honored by the Texas Rangers With Field Dedication

Charley Pride loved baseball almost as much as music, especially the Texas Rangers. The country music icon was part owner of the Major League Baseball team, which is why they honored him by naming their spring training field the Charley Pride Field. Introducing Charley Pride Field! You are greatly missed. pic.twitter.com/v46HyO2EQ3 — Texas Rangers (@Rangers) March 14, 2021  …

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Jimmie Allen Calls Charley Pride the ‘Ultimate Inspiration’ [EXCLUSIVE]

 Jimmie Allen had plenty of guests join him on his latest Bettie James album, including the late Charley Pride. Pride and Darius Rucker sing with Allen on “Why Things Happen,” one of the last things with Pride’s voice on it that was released before he passed away last year. “It was the best thing ever,” Allen gushes to…

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8 Black Artists Who Helped Shape Country Music

For decades, country music has been dominated by white artists, while Black artists struggled to find their place in country music. It’s an odd, and highly unfortunate, mark on country music, especially since the early origins of country music can be traced back to predominantly Black music. Thankfully, although it has taken far too long, the country music genre…

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Charley Pride’s Manager Calls Claims the Singer Got COVID-19 At the CMAs ‘Unfortunate’

Charley Pride’s manager, Kevin Bailey, is refuting claims the singer contracted COVID-19 while at the CMA Awards last month to receive the Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award. “Charley was the best of anybody I knew with staying isolated,” Kevin told the Dallas News, “He and his wife were home all the time. And every time I went and had…

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Mickey Guyton Reflects on Charley Pride’s Legacy: ‘His Music Moved People’

Without Charley Pride, Mickey Guyton may have never imagined that a black woman could have a carer in country music. The 37-year-old is reflecting on the Country Music Hall of Fame member’s legacy, and how he inspired her to go for a seemingly impossible dream. “Charley Pride means the world to me. His voice and his bravery made it…

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Details for Charley Pride’s Funeral Announced

The details for Charley Pride‘s funeral have been announced. The 86-year-old, who passed away from complications from COVID-19, will be honored with a private wake and memorial in Dallas this week, attended by only family and close friends. A public memorial will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donation to The Pride…

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Watch Scotty McCreery and Chris Young Honor Charley Pride at the Grand Ole Opry

Scotty McCreery and Chris Young were among the performers at the Grand Ole Opry on Saturday, December 12, taking the stage only hours after the news was announced the Charley Pride had passed away. Both singers honored the 86-year-old during their performance, and his enduring legacy in country music. “So many great artists have come here before me, and…

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