Charley Pride, Date of Birth, Place of Birth


Charley Pride

American baseball player and country singer

Date of Birth: 18-Mar-1938

Place of Birth: Sledge, Mississippi, United States

Profession: businessperson, singer, musician, songwriter, guitarist, baseball player

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Pisces

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About Charley Pride

  • Charley Frank Pride (born March 18, 1934) is an American singer, musician, guitarist, business owner, and former professional baseball player.
  • His greatest musical success came in the early to mid-1970s, when he became the best-selling performer for RCA Records since Elvis Presley.
  • During the peak years of his recording career (1966–87), he garnered 52 top-10 hits on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, 30 of which made it to number one. Pride is one of the few African-Americans to have enjoyed considerable success in the country music industry and one of only three (along with DeFord Bailey and Darius Rucker) to become a member of the Grand Ole Opry.
  • He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2000. In 2010, Pride became a special investor and minority owner of the Texas Rangers Major League Baseball club.

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