10.24.2020

Trailblazer Charley Pride to get lifetime achievement award

Trailblazer Charley Pride to get lifetime achievement award Photo by Joseph Llanes

Trailblazing country music star Charley Pride will get a lifetime achievement award at the CMA Awards in November.

The rich baritone singer became the genre’s first Black superstar, charting 29 No. 1 hits between the 1960s and 1980s, with songs like “Kiss An Angel Good Mornin’” and “Is Anybody Goin’ to San Antone.”

Pride, 82, will accept the Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award on the CMA Awards on Nov. 11 on ABC.

Other recipients of the award include Nelson, Kenny Rogers, Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton and Kris Kristofferson.

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