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Salute to Charley Pride on CMT TV August 25 2021
Many Country Music Artists Taking Part
By John Gavin, Sunday, July 18, 2021


AsCharleyPridePromoPhoto.jpgGarth Brooks, Reba McEntire, George Strait and more of the top stars of Country Music will come together to salute Charley Pride's life and musical legacy in an upcoming television special on CMT on August 25, 2021 at 9 pm.

CMT Giants: Charley Pride will feature an all-star lineup that will celebrate his most legendary hits, including Alan Jackson, Darius Rucker, son Dion Pride, Brooks, Strait, Gladys Knight, Jimmie Allen, Lee Ann Womack, Luke Combs featuring Robert Randolph and Reyna Roberts, Mickey Guyton and Wyonna Judd.

Pride's wife, Rozene Pride will also appear along with Ronnie Milsap, Neal McCoy and Nolan Ryan to share their personal memories and reflect on Charley's lasting legacy.

The 90-minute special will include musical performances, interviews and rare archival photographs interspersed with clips and commentary from Charlie Pride himself.

Pride scored a log string of 52 Top Country hits over the course of several decades. He became country music's first black superstar, as well as the first black member of the Country Music Hall of Fame.Charley passed away on December 12, 2020 at the age of 86 after contacting COVID-19.