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Charly Pride says being different made him a star

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 02:11

The veteran country star releases new music and receives a lifetime achievement award from the Grammys. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: After a six year hiatus, country singer Charley Pride is back with a new album titled, "Music In My Heart." Pride's 50 year career includes 36 chart toppers with the most famous being "Kiss An Angel Good Morning." The three-time Grammy winner was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award from The Recording Academy® at their 2017 Special Merit Awards on July11, however he said his greatest accomplishment will always be being inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. The Mississippi native broke color lines as the first African American to find success in the country music industry. Pride said he capitalized on the fast that he was different and a focus on lyrics, feelings and emotions. At 83 years old, Pride said as long as people continue to come see him perform, he has no plans to retire, with the goal of continuing until he hits 100. Pride's upcoming tour will take him from Ireland to Indiana over the course of five months.

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Charly Pride says being different made him a star

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 02:11