CHARLEY PRIDE RETURNS TO THE DIAMOND CENTER 

 Charley Pride became country music’s first African-American superstar. Between 1966 and 1987 he amassed no fewer than 52 Top-10 country hits and went on to sell tens of millions of records worldwide. In 1971, Pride won two Grammy Awards related to his Gospel album, “Did You Think to Pray.” Later that year, his No. 1 crossover hit, “Kiss an Angel Good Morning,” sold over a million singles and helped him win the Country Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year award and the Top Male Vocalist award in 1971 and 1972. Other top singles 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 Grande Ole Opry, 26 years after he first played there as a guest. The following year, Pride received the Pioneer Award from the Academy of Country Music. He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2000. He continues to release new music as well as play 30 to 40 concerts a year throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. 

Friday | February 21
Doors 7pm | Show 8pm

 

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