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Charley Pride Biography, Marriage, Children, Family, Songs and Net Worth

Charley Pride is an American musician and guitarist. If you’re interested in finding out more about this icon, read through this Charley Pride Biography for all the interesting facts and information you need. This page will provide you with details such as Charley Pride biography, Charley Pride age, his family, children, wife, songs, businesses, net worth, and everything else you deserve to know about Charley Pride.

Who is Charley Pride?

Charley Pride is an American business owner, guitarist, singer, musician. He was formerly a professional baseball player.

Charley Pride Biography
Charley Pride in the Negro Baseball League

His biggest musical success came in the 1970s, when he emerged the best-selling performer for RCA Records since the reign of Elvis Presley. He is one of the few African-Americans that have enjoyed considerable success in country music industry. He is also one of only three (along with Darius Rucker and DeFord Bailey) to join the Grand Ole Opry as a member. In 2000, he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

In 2010, he became a minority owner and special investor of the Texas Rangers, a Major League Baseball club.

Charley Pride Biography

Charley Pride (Charley Frank Pride) was born on March 18, 1934, in Sledge, Mississippi, United States of America. He is one of the eleven children (eight boys and three girls) of his poor sharecropper parents. His elder brother is Mack Pride Jr. who played in the Negro League Baseball before having a role in ministry.

In 1994, Charley Pride collaborated with Jim Henderson to write an autobiography, Pride: The Charley Pride Story. Pride, in this book, revealed how he has struggled for many years with manic depression.

In 1997, Charley Pride had a tumor located at his right vocal cord removed at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

Charley Pride is a fan and part owner of the baseball team Texas Rangers. He has sang the national anthem of the United States during sports events, including: before the 5th game of 2010 World Series in a game between San Francisco Giants and Texas Rangers; before the 2nd game of the 2011 ALCS in a game featuring Detroit Tigers and the Rangers; prior to Super Bowl VIII.

On the 20th of January, 2014, he sang “The Star-Spangled Banner” and also performed during halftime for the Memphis Grizzlies when they hosted their twelfth Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Marriage and Children    —    Charley Pride Biography

Charley Pride is married to Rozene Cohran. The couple met while Rozene played baseball in the Southern states. They got married in 1956 and have been together ever since. They currently reside in Dallas, Texas.

Together, they have three children; two sons, Kraig Pride and Dion Pride, and a daughter, Angela Pride.

Charley Pride’s son, Kraig Pride, who now goes by the name Carlton Pride, is a performing artist. His band which started in 1995 in San Marcos, Texas is called Carlton Pride and Zion. Carlton and his band perform a variety of soul, funk and reggae music.

His other son, Dion Pride cowrote I Miss My Home, a song on Choices, Charley Pride’s 2010 album. Dion also played lead guitar for Charley his father, and entertained the troops on USO tours in Honduras, Island of Antigua, Panama, and Guantanamo Bay.

Discography

American country music artist and guitarist,  Charley Pride has 47 Studio albums, 11 Compilation albums, 8 Music videos and 72 Singles as part of his discography. 40 of his singles ranked number one across many charts during his most active years in the industry.

Charley Pride Biography
Charley Pride recording in a studio

The following is a list of Charley Pride Songs and Albums.

Charley Pride Songs

  • Kiss an Angel Good Mornin’
  • Is Anybody Goin’ to San Antone
  • All I Have to Offer You Is Me
  • Crystal Chandeliers
  • I’m Just Me
  • Someone Loves You Honey
  • Roll on Mississippi
  • Afraid of Losing You Again
  • Burgers and Fries
  • Amazing Love
  • You’re My Jamaica
  • She’s Too Good to Be True
  • She’s Just an Old Love Turned Memory
  • Where Do I Put Her Memory
  • You’re So Good When You’re Bad
  • Mississippi Cotton Picking Delta Town
  • Does My Ring Hurt Your Finger
  • The Happiness of Having You
  • It’s Gonna Take a Little Bit Longer
  • I’d Rather Love You
  • Wonder Could I Live There Anymore
  • Hope You’re Feelin’ Me
  • I’ll Be Leaving Alone
  • All His Children
  • Never Been So Loved
  • Don’t Fight the Feelings of Love
  • Just Between You and Me
  • Did You Think to Pray?
  • My Eyès Can Only See as Far as You
  • I Don’t Think She’s in Love Anymore
  • Night Games
  • Then Who Am I

Charley Pride Albums

  • Songs of Pride…Charley That Is
  • Sings Heart Songs
  • Just Plain Charley
  • A Tribute to Jim Reeves
  • The Country Way
  • Music in My Heart
  • Country Feelin’
  • Sweet Country
  • Christmas In My Hometown (Expanded Edition)
  • Charley Pride In Person
  • There’s a Little Bit of Hank in Me
  • Songs of Love
  • Charley Pride’s 10th Album
  • Sunday Morning with Charley Pride
  • Live At His Best
  • Did You Think to Pray?
  • A Sunshine Day With Charley Pride
  • The Best There Is
  • Christmas in My Home Town
  • Crystal Chandeliers
  • Someone Loves You Honey
  • Make Mine Country
  • Pride of America
  • Greatest Hits Collection
  • The Essential Charley Pride
  • Songs From The Heart
  • The Pride Of Country Music
  • 16 Biggest Hits

Net Worth — Charley Pride Biography

Charley Pride is a businessman and also a musician, country music singer as well as a former baseball player who was born in March and 1934 in Sledge, Mississippi, United States of America. Most of his wealth came from his music and active business. His net worth is estimated to be $40,000,000 (Forty Million US Dollars).

 

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