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Charley Pride

December 13th, 2014

Birth Name:
Charley Frank Pride

Charley Pride


Years Active:
'60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Charley Pride


With 36 number one hits under his belt, Charley Pride, who is black, has helped prove how little race matters to the majority of country music fans. It's taken a long time to understand that, though. His first single, “Snakes Crawl at Night,” was released without publicity photos, as some in the industry feared listeners would automatically reject a black country singer. Since then, Pride's 12 gold albums in the United States, combined with 30 gold and four platinum internationally, place him in the Top 15 all-time country record sellers. His easygoing singing style and easy-to-listen-to voice show why these honors have come his way. From picking cotton in his native Mississippi, Pride ended up working in a smelting plant in Montana after a stint as a semipro baseball player. At the suggestion of Red Sovine, Pride moved to Nashville, where he was signed by Chet Atkins of RCA. In 1966, “Just Between You and Me” brought Pride a Grammy nomination and national fame. At the end of the '60s and the early part of the '70s, he had five number one singles in a row, including “All I Have to Offer Is Me” and “(Is Anybody Going To) San Antone.” Numerous awards came in 1971 and 1972, with many more hits following, among them “She's Too Good to Be True,” “Kiss an Angel Good Mornin',” and “Night Games.” Pride's warm baritone voice and relaxed style made him the highest-selling act for RCA since Elvis Presley.

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Top Songs

Name Album Time Price

Kiss an Angel Good Morning Best of Charlie Pride 2:09 $0.99

Is Anybody Goin' to San Antone Essential Charley Pride 2:12 $0.99

Crystal Chandeliers Best of Charlie Pride 2:48 $0.99

Kiss an Angel Good Mornin' Essential Charley Pride 2:00 $0.99

There Goes My Everything Best of Charlie Pride 2:41 $0.99

Help Me Make It Through the Night Best of Charlie Pride 2:50 $0.99

Christmas In My Home Town Happy Christmas Day 2:05 $0.99

Is Anybody Going To San Antone (Live.. Truckin' Country 6:37 $0.99

Kaw-Liga (Live) Essential Charley Pride 3:37 $0.99

Roll On Mississippi Essential Charley Pride 3:34 $0.99

Kaw-Liga Greatest Hits Collection 2:42 $0.99

Me and Bobby McGee Best of Charlie Pride 3:38 $0.99

You're So Good When You're B.. Essential Charley Pride 3:28 $0.99

I'm So Afraid of Losing You Agai.. Best of Charlie Pride 3:00 $0.99

Burgers and Fries Essential Charley Pride 3:08 $0.99

Just Between You and Me Essential Charley Pride 2:14 $0.99

Mississippi Cotton Picking Delta Tow.. Essential Charley Pride 2:23 $0.99

All I Have to Offer You (Is Me) Essential Charley Pride 3:00 $0.99

Santa and the Kids Happy Christmas Day 1:50 $0.99

O Holy Night Happy Christmas Day 4:15 $0.99

Mountain of Love RCA Country Legends: Charle.. 2:50 $0.99

Snakes Crawl At Night RCA Country Legends: Charle.. 2:45 $0.99

I Can't Believe That You've .. Playlist: The Very Best of .. 3:05 $0.99

Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Sno.. Christmas in My Hometown (B.. 1:51 $1.29

Christmas Without Mary Christmas in My Hometown (B.. 3:46 $1.29

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11. Lousianna Man

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