Remembering Charley Pride

Charley Pride, country music’s first Black star whose rich baritone on such 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, has died. He was 86.

Pride died Saturday in Dallas of complications from Covid-19, according to Jeremy Westby of the public relations firm 2911 Media. Read the full obituary from PBS NewsHour.

As we remember Pride’s life and career, enjoy “Charley Pride: I’m Just Me” from American Masters, below.
Watch anytime online or on the PBS app, or on Arizona PBS on Wednesday, Dec. 16 at 11 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 19 at 6 p.m.

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