Charley Pride dead: Country music legend dies aged 86 after Covid-19 battle
Charley Pride – famous for hits Kiss An Angel Good Mornin’, Is Anybody Goin’ to San Antone and Mountain of Love – has died following complications with coronavirus
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Charley Pride has died aged 86 after a fight with Covid-19.
The country music legend died on Saturday in Dallas following complications with coronavirus.
His best known tracks included Kiss An Angel Good Mornin’, Is Anybody Goin’ to San Antone and Mountain of Love.
Tributes for the star were flooding social media following the sad news of his death.
Among them, one read: “Sad to share the news that Charley Pride died today in Dallas due to complications from Covid-19 at age 86. Charley is country music’s first Black superstar and the first Black member of the Country Music Hall of Fame. #RIPCharleyPride.”
His musical career was glittering and over time he received a catalogue of awards including Grammy Awards.
These awards included: the Country Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year award in 1971, top male vocalist prize in 1971, same again in 1972 and a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2020.
His sky-rocketing career saw the star land 25 top 10 country hits.
So of course Charley made a huge impact on the country music industry.
The musician followed in the footsteps of the likes of DeFord Bailey.
He performed for the last time on November 11 this year.
The star belted out the vocals for his song Kiss An Angel Good Mornin’ at the CMA Awards show at Nashville’s Music City Center.
Charley was married to Ebby Rozene Cohran Pride.