Don’t miss trailblazing country music superstar, and Grand Ole Opry inductee, Charley Pride. Performing “Mountain of Love,” “Just Between You and Me” and his Number One crossover hit “Kiss an Angel Good Mornin’.”
January 16, 2020 at 7PM at Prairie Band Casino & Resort in the Great Lakes Ballroom
Tickets go on sale on November 8, 2019
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Charley Pride became Country Music’s first African-American superstar. Between 1966 and 1987, he amassed no fewer than 52 Top-10 Country hits and went on to sell tens of millions of records worldwide. In 1971, Charley won two Grammy Awards related to his Gospel album DID YOU THINK TO PRAY–“Best Sacred Performance, Musical (Non-Classical)” for the album, as well as “Best Gospel Performance Other Than Soul” for the single “Let Me Live.” Later that year, his #1 crossover hit “Kiss An Angel Good Mornin’” sold over a million singles and helped him to win the Country Music Association’s “Entertainer of the Year” award and the “Top Male Vocalist” awards of 1971 and 1972. It also brought him a “Best Male Country Vocal Performance” Grammy Award in 1972. Some of Charley’s unforgettable hits from his 1960s, 1970s and early 1980s output include “All I Have To Offer You Is Me,” “Is Anybody Goin’ To San Antone,” “Amazing Love,” “Mississippi Cotton Pickin’ Delta Town,” “Burgers And Fries,” “Roll On Mississippi” and “Mountain Of Love.” After parting ways with RCA Records in 1986, Charley spent the remainder of the decade releasing albums on the 16th Avenue Records label.
Charley wrote an autobiography in 1994, with the assistance of Jim Henderson, called Pride: The Charley Pride Story. This book covers the events of the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s in significantly more depth.
In 1993, Pride was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry, 26 years after he had first played there as a guest. In 1994, he opened the Charley Pride Theatre in Branson Missouri where he performed for 4 years, doing nearly 200 shows yearly. Also in 1994, Pride was honored by the Academy Of Country Music with its prestigious Pioneer Award. And from 1994 until 1997, Pride released several albums on the Honest Entertainment record label.
In 2000, Pride was honored with an induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Shortly thereafter, he began releasing new music on the Music City Records label, including his critically acclaimed A TRIBUTE TO JIM REEVES (2001), COMFORT OF HER WINGS (2003), PRIDE & JOY: A GOSPEL MUSIC COLLECTION (2006) and CHOICES (2011).
In 2016, Pride began working in the studio with artist-songwriter Billy Yates acting as his new creative partner and producer. Yates, a highly-acclaimed, traditional Country artist and songwriter, is renowned for penning “I Don’t Need Your Rockin’ Chair” and “Choices” for the legendary George Jones The magic of the Pride/Yates collaboration is self-evident on MUSIC IN MY HEART, an unapologetically traditional Country album that marks a high-level return to form for Pride. MUSIC IN MY HEART was released in July 2017.