Country trailblazer Charley Pride is celebrating 50 years in the recording industry as he announces upcoming North American tour dates throughout 2016. At tour stops, the 36-time chart-topper will perform many of his biggest hits, including those that helped him win the Country Music Association’s “Entertainer of the Year” award in 1971. With timeless classics like “Kiss an Angel Good Mornin’” and “All I Have to Offer You is Me,” fans will enjoy a journey through time as they relive some of the country crooner’s most memorable anthems.
The Country Music Hall of Fame member will hit the stage at music venues both nationwide, and into Canada. Pride will make his return to the legendary Grand Ole Opry stage on June 10 and 11, where he has been a member since 1993. The show also broadcasts on 650AM / WSM The Legend, or country enthusiasts can listen in live at Opry.com.
“I feel blessed that I’m still going strong after 50 years” says Pride. “I’ve always loved to sing for audiences and that’s never going to change. It’s been a joy to visit so many different places in the US over the years. And, of course, I always enjoy travelling Canada. The people of Canada have been wonderful to me going back to the very start of my career.”
Fans can keep up with the latest Charley Pride news stories, tour date additions, music and more by visiting the Grammy award winner’s website, charleypride.com. And more information can be found on the singer’s official Facebook page.
Charley Pride on Tour:
Apr 30 – Albuquerque, N.M. – Isleta Casino
May 27 – Gulfport, Miss. – Beau Rivage
Jun 09 – Nashville, Tenn. – Charley Pride Fan Club Breakfast
June 10-11 – Nashville, Tenn. – Grand Ole Opry
July 09 – Arlington, Texas – Arlington Music Hall
Jul 23 – Tunica, Miss. – Gold Strike Casino Resort
Aug 12 – Mahnomen, Minn. – Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort
Sep 24 – Wisconsin Dells, Wis. – Crystal Grand Music Theatre
Oct 12 – Edmonton, AB, Canada – Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
Oct 13 – Winnipeg, MB, Canada – Club Regent Casino & Event Centre
Oct 15 – Orillia, ON, Canada – Casino Rama
Nov 18 – Wendover, Nev. – Peppermill Concert Hall
Charley Pride celebrates his 50th anniversary as a recording artist this year. 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 African-American to become a force 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 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.