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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