Charley Pride Honored With Road Marker on Mississippi Country Music Trail
Late last month, on March 29, country music legend Charley Pride was honored with his very own road marker on the Mississippi Country Music Trail.
A special ceremony was held for Pride along Highway 3, in the singer's hometown of Sledge, Miss., where a portion of the roadway has been renamed "Charley Pride Highway."
"I am completely honored and humbled by this recognition," Pride tells Taste of Country. "It's a wonderful feeling. Who'd have thought that a kid who walked four miles to school and four miles home every day would ever get such a tribute?"
Throughout his career, Pride, who turned 73 in March, has recorded 52 Top 10 singles -- including 36 No. 1 hits. Perhaps his biggest song success came in 1971 with 'Kiss an Angel Good Mornin',' which sold over a million copies. The song's popularity helped Pride land the prestigious CMA Award for Entertainer of the Year, as well as the trophy for Top Male Vocalist.
Just last month, Pride released his first studio album in over five years, 'Choices.' The album's premiere single is 'Except for You,' a tune about a special someone who makes everything possible.
Stay tuned to Taste of Country for our exclusive sit-down interview with Pride, where he dishes on his new music, his family and his involvement with the Texas Rangers.