SiriusXM Celebrates Charley Pride's 50 Years In Country Music In Upcoming Radio Special
Dolly Parton, Tanya Tucker, Janie Fricke, Neal McCoy, David Bellamy of the Bellamy Brothers and Joe Bonsall of the Oak Ridge Boys Join The Celebration
Fans of country music trailblazer Charley Pride can catch the multi-platinum selling singer on an upcoming two-hour radio special airing on SiriusXM. Tune in as Pride sits down with host, "Mayor of Music Row," Charlie Monk in celebration of the Country Music Hall of Fame member's 50th year in music. Nothing is off limits as the Grammy winner talks about some of his most memorable moments, along with struggles along the way, including Pride's triumphant climb to the top by transcending racial boundaries to become the first black superstar in country music.
"I had a lot of fun doing this radio show with my longtime friend Charlie Monk," says Pride. "And it was wonderful to celebrate 50 years as a recording artist with the help of so many artist friends. Being able to catch up with so many old friends made it extra special." Charlie Monk agrees, adding, "I've spent a lot of time over the last 50 years attending Charley Pride concerts, and enjoying them all. I'm glad I was his guest at the shows, because we've spent a lot of time playing golf, where he still got my money."
There are also a few surprises in store, as some of Pride's closest friends, and fellow country stars congratulate the 36-time chart-topper. Each guest shares some of their most memorable Charley Pride stories, and how his music has inspired them, along with the rest of the country music landscape. Whether it's music icon Dolly Parton talking about listening to Pride's smooth tunes in the Eastern Tennessee mountains along with her siblings, or other singers like Janie Fricke who got her start opening shows for the former CMA "Entertainer of the Year," one-by-one each artist describes how the "Kiss an Angel Good Morning" singer's music has inspired their careers. Also appearing are country legends Tanya Tucker, Neal McCoy, David Bellamy of the Bellamy Brothers and Joe Bonsall of the Oak Ridge Boys.
The two-hour special will air on multiple channels, appearing on both SiriusXM Willie's Roadhouse (Channel 59) and SiriusXM Prime Country (Channel 58). The program will remind fans why they fell in love with the Grand Ole Opry star's music, as the program is jam-packed with fun, laughter, along with Pride's biggest hits.
SiriusXM Willie's Roadhouse, Channel 59
Friday July 29, 10 am & 6 pm ET
Saturday July 30, 12 am & 11 am ET
Sunday July 31, 2 pm ET & 7 pm ET
SiriusXM Prime Country, Channel 58
Saturday August 6, 6 pm ET
Sunday August 7, 12 am & 10 pm ET
About Charley Pride:
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 black superstar 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.
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