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Jimmie Allen’s Dad Introduced Him to the Music of Charley Pride

Jimmie Allen’s Dad Introduced Him to the Music of Charley Pride

In was January of 1972 that Charley Pride hit number-one with his 8th chart topper, and the song that would become most identified with the singer, “Kiss An Angel Good Morning.” Growing up Jimmie Allen knew that he wanted to be a singer…and not just any genre, he wanted to be a country singer. That’s…MORE

Charley Pride Honored by Baseball’s Texas Rangers

Charley Pride Honored by Baseball’s Texas Rangers

With a surprise in Surprise, Arizona, this weekend Major League Baseball’s Texas Rangers honored the late Charley Pride with naming their spring training field after him. Before he was singing iconic hits like “Kiss An Angel Good Mornin’” and winning CMA Entertainer of the Year (1971), Charley was pitching for the Memphis Red Sox of…MORE

Austin City Limits Celebrates More than 40 Years of Country Music’s Best

Austin City Limits Celebrates More than 40 Years of Country Music’s Best

Austin City Limits has become a fan and country music artist favorite. The program, which launched in 1974, as attracted every country music act you can think of to its stage, and along the way has developed a strong and loyal fanbase. Over the years the Austin City Limits stage has be graced by country…MORE

Funeral Arrangements Announced for Charley Pride

Funeral Arrangements Announced for Charley Pride

Funeral arrangements for Charley Pride have been announced. According to a press release from Charley’s publicist, which you can read below, family and close friends will hold a private wake in Dallas this week, with future plans for a public celebration of life. “Charley Pride’s family and close friends will hold a private wake and…MORE

CMT to Honor Charley Pride in New TV Special on Dec. 16

CMT to Honor Charley Pride in New TV Special on Dec. 16

CMT will honor the late Charley Pride with a new TV special, CMT Remembers Charley Pride, on Dec. 16. The new special will featured three decades of interviews and commentary from Charley, concert footage, many of his greatest hits and appearances by Darius Rucker, Loretta Lynn, Merle Haggard, Tim McGraw, Shania Twain, wife Rozene and…MORE

Jimmie Allen Shares His Thoughts On the Passing of Charley Pride

Jimmie Allen Shares His Thoughts On the Passing of Charley Pride

Jimmie Allen like many around the world is deeply affected by the passing of Charley Pride this weekend, (Dec 12, 2020). 24 hours after the news broke of Charley’s death, Jimmie posted an 18 minute video to fully express his grief because what he wanted to say “couldn’t really (be) put into a caption on…MORE

Charley Pride Dead at 86

Charley Pride Dead at 86

Country Music Hall of Fame member Charley Pride, 86, died on December 12 in Dallas, Texas, due to complications from Covid-19, according to a press release from his publicist, Jeremy Westby. Charley, a three-time Grammy winner, is considered country music’s first African-American superstar. He signed to RCA Victor in 1967 and earned a string of…MORE

Charley Pride to Be Honored With CMA 2020 Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award

Charley Pride to Be Honored With CMA 2020 Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award

After more than 50 years as a recording artist, Charley Pride can add another feather to the cap of his Hall of Fame career: CMA’s 2020 Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award. Charley will accept the honor during the 54th CMA Awards on Nov. 11 in Nashville. The Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award was established to…MORE

Charley Pride, Darius Rucker & Jimmie Allen: 3 Generations of Black Country Artists Record New Song, “Why Things Happen” [Listen]

Charley Pride, Darius Rucker & Jimmie Allen: 3 Generations of Black Country Artists Record New Song, “Why Things Happen” [Listen]

Three generations of Black country artists—Charley Pride, Darius Rucker and Jimmie Allen—have come together to record a new song, “Why Things Happen.” Penned by Jimmie, Cary Barlowe, Brandon Day and Tate Howell, “Why Things Happen” is featured on Jimmie’s new collaborative EP, Bettie James, which dropped on July 10. Jimmie revealed that he co-penned the…MORE

Charlie Daniels Reveals Lineup for 2020 Volunteer Jam at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena

Charlie Daniels Reveals Lineup for 2020 Volunteer Jam at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena

Charlie Daniels announced the lineup for his all-star concert, Volunteer Jam, which will take place at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Sept. 15. Since its inception in 1974, Charlie’s Volunteer Jam has brought together some of music’s biggest stars for a number of worthwhile causes. This year’s lineup includes Trace Adkins, Justin Moore, The Marshall Tucker Band, Chris…MORE

Country Music Hall of Fame Welcomes New Members Brooks & Dunn, Ray Stevens & Jerry Bradley in Star-Studded Ceremony [Photo Gallery]

Country Music Hall of Fame Welcomes New Members Brooks & Dunn, Ray Stevens & Jerry Bradley in Star-Studded Ceremony [Photo Gallery]

Ray Stevens, Jerry Bradley and Brooks & Dunn were formally inducted in the Country Music Hall of Fame during a star-studded medallion ceremony on Oct. 20 at the CMA Theater. A number of current Hall of Fame members were on hand for the celebration, including Charley Pride, Randy Travis, Reba McEntire, Charlie Daniels, Ricky Skaggs,…MORE

Charley Pride to Be Honored With Inaugural “Crossroads of American Music Award”

Charley Pride to Be Honored With Inaugural “Crossroads of American Music Award”

After more than 50 years as a recording artist, Mississippi native Charley Pride can add another feather to the cap of his Hall of Fame career as he will be the recipient of the inaugural Grammy Museum Mississippi’s Crossroads of American Music Award. The award honors an artist who has made significant musical contributions “influenced…MORE

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Scotty McCreery is Looking Forward to Getting His Same Truck Tour Going

Scotty McCreery is Looking Forward to Getting His Same Truck Tour Going

What is Scotty McCreery looking forward to the most in 2022?

Touring!

Scotty shares, “Yeah, starting off January 20th in Raleigh, we are starting the Same Truck tour. Excited about that, play the whole album top to bottom, try it out on the fans, see what their thinking. So I’m excited to hit the road and kick of the year in a great way.”

Fans will be looking to hear his number-one song “You Time” and his current single “Damn Strait” on the Same Truck tour.

Photo Credit: Jeff Ray