Late last month on March 29, country music legend Charley Pride was honored with his own route marker on the Mississippi Country Music Trail.
A special ceremony was held for Pride along Highway 3 in the singer’s hometown of Sledge, Mississippi, where part of the roadway has been renamed “Charley Pride Highway”.
“I am completely honored and humbled by this recognition,” Pride told Taste of Country. “It’s a wonderful feeling. Who would have thought that a child who walked four miles to school and four miles home each day would receive such a tribute?”
Throughout her career, Pride, who turned 73 in March, recorded 52 Top 10 singles, including 36 No. 1 hits. Perhaps her greatest song success came in 1971 with “Kiss an Angel Good Mornin “, which has sold over a million copies. The popularity of the song helped Pride win the prestigious CMA Artist of the Year award, as well as the trophy for best male singer.
Last month, Pride released their first studio album in over five years, “Choices”. The first single from the album is “Except for You”, a song about someone special who makes everything possible.
Stay tuned to Taste of Country for our exclusive interview with Pride, where he talks about his new music, his family, and his involvement with the Texas Rangers.