Charley Pride, one of Country Music’s most legendary hitmakers who treated the world to such classic hits as “Kiss an Angel Good Mornin'” and “Just Between You and Me,” passed away, December 12, 2020. He was 86.
“To say Country Music has lost a trailblazer is an obvious understatement, but in fact one of the biggest losses is Charley’s definitive Country voice. I remember working with Charley in 2009 on ‘Country Music: In Performance at the White House’ when President and Michelle Obama invited several Country artists to perform. He was a trailblazer in so many ways. It was a special night and Charley was telling amazing stories. Our deepest condolences go out to his wife Rozene and the rest of his family and friends at this sad time.” – Sarah Trahern, Country Music Association CEO
Through a mix of courage, determination and extraordinary talent, Pride made Country Music history by becoming the genre’s first Black superstar. // Continue to the full article