Pride to be Honored on Country Music Trail

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

A ceremony is scheduled for Tuesday afternoon in Sledge, Miss., to honor Charley Pride on the Mississippi Country Music Trail.

A portion of Mississippi 3 has also been renamed Charley Pride Highway.

Mary Beth Wilkerson, director of the Mississippi Development Authority's Tourism Division, called Pride a legend and the most "successful African American artist in country music."

Pride is the son of a sharecropper from Sledge who had 11 children. He was first noticed as a singer when music came second to his baseball career. He moved to Nashville and recorded dozens of hits.

He's best known for songs like "Kiss an Angel Good Morning," `'All I Have to Offer You Is Me," and "Is Anybody Going to San Antone?"

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  • by cw on Mar 26, 2011 at 08:05 AM
  • by Peabody Location: Valley Road on Mar 26, 2011 at 12:28 AM
    One of the best there ever was. Nuff said.
  • by Bubba on Mar 25, 2011 at 03:32 PM
    Nothing but good singing. LOVE IT
  • by Lori on Mar 25, 2011 at 09:54 AM
    Saw him put on a great show at the Temple Theater. A real talent and an entertaining personality. I'm proud he's from Mississippi.
  • by Steve Location: Meridian on Mar 25, 2011 at 09:49 AM
    Glad to see this! One of country music's TRUE entertainers. Like me, he was 'country when country wasn't cool'. Good for the State of Mississipi to recognize the good people from Mississippi.
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