Country legend Charley Pride passed away December 12th in Dallas, TX. Pride's death was due to complications from Covid-19, according to Jeremy Westby of the public relations firm 2911 Media.
Pride was 86 years old.
Pride, country music's first Black star whose hits as "Kiss an Angel Good Morning" helped sell millions of records and made him the first Black member of the Country Music Hall of Fame.
Pride released dozens of albums and sold more than 25 million records during a career that began in the mid-1960s. He had three Grammy Awards, more than 30 No. 1 hits between 1969 and 1984.
Great hits like -
"Is Anybody Goin' to San Antone,"
"Burgers and Fries,"
"Mountain of Love,"
and "Someone Loves You Honey."
On what would be his last performance, Pride performed at the 54th Annual Country Music Association Awards in Nashville on November 11. CMA's singing "Kiss an Angel Good Morning" alongside Jimmy Allen.
Pride is the latest recipient of the Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award, presented by the CMA.