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Charlie Pride at Gruene Hall

Nov 16, 2017

Becoming a trailblazing Country Music superstar was an improbable destiny for Charley Pride, especially considering his humble beginnings as a sharecropper’s son on a cotton farm in Sledge, Mississippi. Charley unofficially started his music career in the late 1950s as a ballplayer with the Negro American League’s Memphis Red Sox singing and playing guitar on the team bus between ballparks. After a tryout with the New York Mets, Pride decided to return to his Montana home via Nashville. In 1966, Chet Atkins took Charley under his wing, nurtured his talent and oversaw a shrewd promotional campaign that successfully navigated the racial challenges of mid-1960s America. Charley’s single “Just Between You and Me” caught fire in 1967, breaking into the Top-10 Country chart and garnering Charley his first Grammy nomination. He quickly became Country Music’s first African-American superstar. Between 1967 and 1987, he amassed no fewer than 52 Top-10 Country hits. In 1971, Charley won two Grammy Awards. 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, and also brought him a ‘Best Male Country Vocal Performance’ Grammy Award in 1972. Some of Charley’s unforgettable hits 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.” In 1993, Pride was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry and in 1994, Pride was honored by the Academy of Country Music with its prestigious Pioneer Award. In 2000, Pride was honored with an induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
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1281 Gruene Road
New Braunfels, TX 78130
Phone: 830-629-5077
Cost: $79.50
Time: Doors open at 7pm