CMT and country music will honor the life and legacy of the late Charley Pride with CMT GIANTS: Charley Pride on August 25. The tribute show is set to include performances from Alan Jackson, Darius Rucker, Pride’s son Dion Pride, Garth Brooks, George Strait, Gladys Knight, Jimmie Allen, Mickey Guyton, and more. The show will also feature a collaboration between Luke Combs, Robert Randolph and Reyna Roberts. Artists, friends and family such as Reba McEntire, Ronnie Milsap and Pride’s wife, Rozene, will also be on hand to share personal memories of Pride, along with photos, video clips and interviews from the singer himself.
“I am delighted to have so many giants in the business celebrate the legacy of Pride,” shared Pride’s wife, Rozene. “He would have been so happy to see the artists give so generously of their time and talent honoring him. This truly is a testament to the impact that he had on the country music community for so many years.”
Charley Pride made an indelible mark on country music as the genre’s first-ever Black superstar. The country legend is remembered for the countless hits released during his more than 50-year career, including “Is Anybody Goin’ To San Antone,” “I’m Just Me,” and many more.
Pride passed away on December 12, 2020 at age 86 after contracting COVID-19. One month before his death, Pride was honored with the CMA Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2020 CMA Awards. He performed “Kiss An Angel Good Morning” alongside Jimmie Allen during the show. Allen included a collaboration with Pride and Darius Rucker called “Why Things Happen” on his 2020 Bettie James EP.
CMT GIANTS: Charley Pride will air on CMT on August 25 at 9/8 Central.