Country Music Hall of Fame member and Recording Academy “Lifetime Achievement Award” recipient Charley Pride celebrated his 25th Anniversary as a Grand Ole Opry member with appearances on the Opry this weekend. He made his Opry debut in 1967, and performed extended Opry sets in celebration of his milestone anniversary. Opry flagship station WSM saluted the award-winning artist with a “Country Pride Weekend.”
Upon his Opry induction 25 years ago, Charley recalled his initial dream of baseball stardom. “It’s as if I had made it in baseball and they came up to me and took me to Cooperstown and said, ‘This is where your plaque is going to be – beside Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Jackie Robinson, and Hank Aaron.”
Charley Pride also recently announced he’ll be performing at the 2018 CMA Fest, on Friday, June 8 at 8:00 pm at Nissan Stadium. The amazing Legend will be sharing the stage that evening with a host of other modern country staples including Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood, and Old Dominion.
I have had the opportunity to see Charlie Pride just once in concert and it is something I still hold dear. So, check out the tour dates below and hopefully you can have the same outcome as I did.
Charley Pride Tour Dates:
May 13 – Opry le Daniel @ Millennium/ Derry, Northern Ireland
Jun 07 – Charley Pride Fan Club Breakfast / Nashville, Tenn.
Jun 08 – CMA Music Festival @ Nissan Stadium / Nashville, Tenn.
Jun 09 – Ryman Auditorium / Nashville, Tenn.
Jun 16 – Horseshoe Casino / Bossier City, La.
Jun 30 – Cypress Bayou Casino / Charenton, La.
Jul 14 – Renfro Valley Entertainment Center / Mt. Vernon, Ky.
Sep 15 – Crystal Grand Music Theater / Wisconsin Dells, Wis.
Sep 28 – Dosey Doe (The Big Barn) / The Woodlands, Texas