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Encyclopedia > Charley Pride
Charley Pride
Pride performing at the Capital Centre on the 1981 Inauguration Day
Pride performing at the Capital Centre on the 1981 Inauguration Day
Background information
Birth name Charley Frank Pride
Born March 18, 1938 (1938-03-18) (age 69)
Origin Flag of the United States Flag of Mississippi Sledge, Mississippi, USA
Genre(s) Country Music
Occupation(s) Country Music Artist
Former Professional Baseball Player
Instrument(s) Guitar
Years active 1966Present
Label(s) RCA Records
(19661986)
16th Avenue Records
(19871990)
Music City Records
(2001Present)
Website www.charleypride.com

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Contents

Early Life & Career

Pride was born in Sledge, Mississippi, one of eleven children of poor sharecroppers. His father named him "Charl Frank Pride", but because of a typing error on his birth certificate, he was legally born as Charley Frank Pride.[1] In his early teens, Pride began to play the guitar. Sledge is a town located in Quitman County, Mississippi. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Sharecropping is a system of farming in which employee farmers work a parcel of land in return for a fraction of the parcels crops. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Though he also loved music, one of Pride's life-long dreams was to become a professional baseball player. In 1952, he pitched for the Memphis Red Sox of the Negro American League. He pitched well, and, in 1953, he signed a contract with the Boise Yankees, the Class C farm team of the New York Yankees. During that season, an injury caused him to lose the "mustard" on his fastball, and he was sent down to the the Yankees' Class D team in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. Later on that season, while back in the Negro Leagues with the Louisville Clippers, he and another player (Jesse Mitchell), were traded to the Birmingham Black Barons for a team bus. "Jesse and I may have the distinction of being the only players in history to be traded for a used motor vehicle," Pride mused in his 1994 autobiography.[1] This article is about the sport. ... A baseball pitcher delivers the ball to home plate In baseball, pitching is the act of throwing the baseball from the pitchers mound toward the catcher with the goal of retiring a batter who attempts to make contact with it, or draw a walk. ... The Memphis Red Sox were a professional Negro League baseball team based in Memphis, Tennessee from the 1920s until the end of segregated baseball. ... The Negro American League was one of the several Negro Leagues which were created during the time organized baseball was segregated. ... Nickname: Motto: Energy Peril Success Location of Boise in the State of Idaho Coordinates: , Country United States State Idaho County Ada Founded 1863 Incorporated 1864 Government  - Mayor David H. Bieter Area  - City  64 sq mi (165. ... A farm team, or farm club, generally refers to a minor league baseball league in the United States which are at a lower pay level and play in smaller cities and towns than do Major League Baseball, and which are under the control of the two major leagues and are... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as... Lakeside Park entrance Agnesian HealthCare Fond du Lac is a city in Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin, United States. ... “Louisville” redirects here. ... Birmingham Black Barons Leagues Negro Southern League Negro National League Negro American League Significant Players Joe Bankhead Lyman Bostock Willie Mays Satchel Paige Ted Radcliffe Harry Salmon Sam Streeter Mules Suttles LorenzoPiperDavis The Birmingham Black Barons was a professional baseball team based out of Rickwood Field in Birmingham... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1994 Gregorian calendar). ...


He pitched for several other minor league teams, his hopes of eventually making it to the big leagues still alive. Pride appeared to be on his way to a career in baseball, but the U.S. Army had other plans for him. After serving two years in the military, he tried to return to baseball.[2] Though hindered by an injury to his throwing arm, Pride briefly played for the Missoula Timberjacks of the Pioneer League (a farm club of the Cincinnati Reds) in 1960, and had tryouts with the New York Mets and California Angels organizations. When it became apparent that he was not destined for greatness on the baseball diamond, Pride turned his attentions to pursuing a music career. [3] The Army is the branch of the United States armed forces which has primary responsibility for land-based military operations. ... The Pioneer League is a minor league baseball league which currently operates in the Rocky Mountain region of the United States. ... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 5, 8, 10, 13, 18, 20, 24, 42 Name Cincinnati Reds (1958–present) Cincinnati Redlegs (1953-1958) Cincinnati Reds (1882-1953) Cincinnati Red Stockings (1876-1882) Other nicknames The Redlegs, The Big Red Machine... Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 14, 37, 41, 42 Name New York Mets (1962–present) Other nicknames The Amazin Mets, The Amazins, The Metropolitans, The Kings of Queens Ballpark Shea Stadium (1964–present) Polo Grounds (1962–1963) Major league... Major league affiliations American League (1961–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 11, 26, 29, 30, 42, 50 Name Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (2005–present) Anaheim Angels (1997-2004) California Angels (1965-1996) Los Angeles Angels (1961-1965) Other nicknames The Halos, The Wings, The Seraphs... A baseball field is a playing field used for baseball. ...


Rise to Music Fame

While he was still trying to make it in baseball, Pride had heard much encouragement to join the music business from country stars such as Red Sovine and Red Foley. Soon, he was working towards this career. In 1958, in Memphis, Tennessee, Pride visited Sun Studios and recorded some songs.[4] One song has survived on tape, and has been released in England as part of an LP-box. The song is a slow stroll in walking tempo called "Walkin' (the Stroll)." [5] Woodrow Wilson Red Sovine (17 July 1917 — 4 April 1980) was a country music singer. ... Clyde Julian Red Foley ( June 17, 1910 - September 19, 1968) was a country music singer. ... For other uses, see Memphis (disambiguation). ... Official language(s) English Capital Nashville Largest city Memphis Largest metro area Nashville Area  Ranked 36th  - Total 42,169 sq mi (109,247 km²)  - Width 120 miles (195 km)  - Length 440 miles (710 km)  - % water 2. ... Sun Studio opened by rock pioneer Sam Phillips at 706 Union Avenue in Memphis, Tennessee, on January 3, 1950. ... Audio storage refers to techniques and formats used to store audio with the goal to reproduce the audio later using audio signal processing to something that resembles the original. ... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem No official anthem specific to England — the anthem of the United Kingdom is God Save the Queen. See also Proposed English National Anthems. ...


After struggling to get a contract with a record company, he finally caught the ear of record producer Chet Atkins. Atkins was the longtime producer of RCA Records, and made stars out of country singers like Skeeter Davis and others. Pride was signed to RCA in 1966. In 1966, he released his first single with RCA, "Snakes Crawl at Night". When the song was promoted to radio stations, the label called Pride "Country Charley Pride". At this time, country music was a white medium. A recording contract (commonly called a record deal) is a legal agreement between a record label and a recording artist (or group), where the artist makes a record (or series of records) for the label to sell and promote. ... The record industry (or recording industry) is the industry that manufactures and distributes mechanical recordings of music. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... Chet Atkins Chester Burton Chet Atkins (June 20, 1924 – June 30, 2001) was an influential guitarist and record producer. ... RCA Records is one of the flagship labels of Sony BMG Music Entertainment. ... Skeeter Davis (born Mary Frances Penick December 30, 1931 – September 19, 2004) was an American Country Music Singer, who was best known for crossover Pop music songs of the early 1960s. ... A radio station is an audio (sound) broadcasting service, traditionally broadcast through the air as radio waves (a form of electromagnetic radiation) from a transmitter to an antenna and a thus to a receiving device. ...


Soon after the release of "Snakes Crawl at Night", Pride released another single called "Before I Met You". Soon after, Pride's third single, "Just Between You and Me", was released. This song was what finally brought Pride success on the Country charts. The song reached #9.


Height of His Career

The success of "Just Between You and Me" was enormous. He won a Grammy Award for the song the next year. However, success didn't come as easily as it might have for a white country singer.[citation needed] He was still considered by many in the music business as a "Black Performer," and, like other blacks during that time, things didn't come easily for Charley Pride.[citation needed] This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


In 1967, he became the first black performer to appear at the Grand Ole Opry since harmonica player DeFord Bailey in 1925.[6] He also appeared in 1967 on the American Broadcasting Company's "The Lawrence Welk Show".[7] Between 1969 and 1971, he had six number-one hits. These hits were "All I Have to Offer You Is Me", "I'm So Afraid of Losing You Again", "I Can't Believe That You've Stopped Lovin' Me" and "I'd Rather Love You". All of these singles reached the lower region of the pop charts, showing the country/pop crossover sound that was reaching Country music in the 1960s and early 1970s, known as "Countrypolitan". The Grand Ole Opry is a weekly Saturday night country music radio program broadcast live on WSM radio in Nashville, Tennessee, and televised on Great American Country network. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... DeFord Bailey (December 14, 1899 – July 2, 1982) was an early country music star and the first African American performer on the Grand Ole Opry. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... The Lawrence Welk Show is a musical variety show hosted by former big band leader Lawrence Welk. ... This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The Nashville sound in country music arose during the 1950s in the United States. ...


Kiss an Angel Good Morning

Pride's next #1 single came in 1971. It was called "Kiss an Angel Good Morning", a million-selling crossover single that helped Pride land the Country Music Association's prestigious Entertainer of the Year award, as well as Top Male Vocalist, both in 1971. [8] He won the CMA's Top Male Vocalist award in 1972, as well. [9] The Country Music Association (CMA) was founded in 1958 in Nashville, Tennessee. ...


"Kiss an Angel Good Morning" not only made Pride a lot of money, but it is also one of his signature tunes. Besides being a country #1 in 1971, the song was also his first that reached the pop charts, reaching #21, and it went into the Top Ten of the Adult Contemporary charts. Popular music is music belonging to any of a number of musical styles that are accessible to the general public and are disseminated by one or more of the mass media. ... Adult contemporary music, frequently abbreciated to just AC, is a type of radio format that plays mainstream and pop music, without hip-hop or rap since, as per the name, it is geared more towards adults than teens. ...


Pride during the '70s and '80s

During the rest of the 1970s and into the 1980s, Charley Pride continued to rack up country music hits. Other Pride standards of the '70s and '80s include "Is Anybody Goin' To San Antone?", "Mississippi Cotton Picking Delta Town," "Someone Loves You, Honey," "When I Stop Leaving, I'll Be Gone," "Burgers and Fries", "I Don't Think She's In Love Anymore", "Roll On Mississippi", "Never Been So Loved In All My Life" and "You're So Good When You're Bad." Like many other country performers, he has paid tribute to Hank Williams, with top-sellers of Williams' classics "Kaw-Liga," "Honky Tonk Blues" and "You Win Again". This article is about Hank Williams, Sr. ... Kaw-Liga by Hank Williams MGM Records Kaw-Liga (IPA: ) is a proto-rockabilly song written by Hank Williams and Fred Rose. ...


Pride has sold over 70 million records (singles, albums, compilation included).[citation needed] It has been suggested that Childrens gramophone records be merged into this article or section. ...


He stayed with RCA Records until 1986. At that point, he grew angry over the fact that the record company began to promote newer artists and not older artists that had been with the company for many years.[citation needed] He moved on to 16th Avenue Records, where Pride bounced back with the #5 hit, "Shouldn't it be Easier Than This." He had a few minor hits with 16th Avenue, as well. RCA Records is one of the flagship labels of Sony BMG Music Entertainment. ...


Charley Pride's lifelong passion for baseball continues; he has an annual tradition of joining the Texas Rangers for workouts during Spring Training. A big Rangers fan, (Dallas has been his home for many years), Pride is often seen at their games.[citation needed] Major league affiliations American League (1961–present) West Division (1972–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 26, 34, 42 Name Texas Rangers (1972–present) Washington Senators (1961-1971) Other nicknames None in common use Ballpark Rangers Ballpark in Arlington (1994–present) a. ... Nickname: Motto: Live Large. ...


Chronology

  • December 1966 – Makes his debut on the Billboard magazine Hot Country Singles chart with "Just Between You and Me." The song would peak in the top 10 less than three months later; two earlier singles had failed to chart.
  • August 9, 1969 – Scores his first Billboard No. 1 hit with "All I Have to Offer You Is Me."
  • September 6, 1969 – Pride appears on national television on The Johnny Cash Show to perform a medley of Hank Williams songs with Cash. Pride's medley with Cash can be seen here.
  • 1971 – Enjoys the biggest hit of his career with the million-seller "Kiss an Angel Good Mornin'." The song was his eighth No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart, and spent five weeks atop the chart.
  • September 17, 1983 – Scores his 29th and final No. 1 hit on Billboard with "Night Games." He still remains sixth on the all-time list of most No. 1 hits on the Billboard country charts.
  • 1950's, Pride lived in Helena MT.
  • May 1, 1993 – Pride accepted an invitation to join the Grand Ole Opry, in the process becoming the first black Opry regular in the show's more than 70-year history.
  • 1994 – Pride released his autobiography, Pride: The Charley Pride Story (published by William Morrow).
  • June 1994 – Pride was honored by the Academy of Country Music with its prestigious Pioneer Award.
  • January 1996 – Pride was honored with a Trumpet Award by Turner Broadcasting, marking outstanding African-American Achievement. His 1981 hit, "Roll On Mississippi", is considered the official song of his home state[citation needed], a stretch of Mississippi highway was named for him [citation needed] and he headlined a special Christmas performance for President and Mrs. Bill Clinton at the White House.[citation needed]
  • July 1999 – Pride received his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.[citation needed]
  • October 4, 2000 – Pride was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. His name was announced by Brenda Lee.
  • May 20, 2003 – Pride's album, Comfort of Her Wings, was released on Music City Records.
  • November 7, 2006 – Pride's album, Pride & Joy: A Gospel Music Collection, was released on Music City Records.

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Famous Quote

  • "I don't have no skin hang-ups. I'm no color. I'm just Charley Pride, the man." [citation needed]

Trivia

  • Pride returned to his hometown of Sledge and purchased the cotton farm where he had been born.[citation needed]
  • Pride resides in Dallas, Texas on a $2MM estate located in North Dallas Source: DCAD.
  • Pride is a long time season ticket holder to the Texas Rangers.

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Selected Hit Singles

Year Single U.S. Country US Hot 100 U.S. AC Album
1967 "Does My Ring Hurt Your Finger?" #4 - - The Pride of Country Music
1967 "Just Between You and Me" #9 - - The Pride of Country Music
1967 "I Know One" #6 - - The Pride of Country Music
1968 "The Day the World Stood Still" #4 - - The Country Way
1968 "The Easy Part's Over" #2 - - Songs of Pride..Charley That Is
1968 "Let The Chips Fall" #4 - - The Sensational Charley Pride
1969 "Kaw-Liga" #3 - - In Person
1969 "I'm So Afraid of Losing You Again" #1 #74 - Just Plain Charley
1969 "All I Have to Offer You Is Me" #1 #91 - Best of Charley Pride
1970 "I Can't Believe That You Stopped Lovin' Me" #1 #71 - From Me to You
1970 "Is Anybody Goin' to San Antone?" #1 #70 - Charley Pride's 10th Album
1970 "Wonder I Could Live There Anymore" #1 #87 - From Me to You
1971 "Did You Think To Pray?" #70 - - Did You Think To Pray?
1971 "I'd Rather Love You" #1 #79 - I'm Just Me
1971 "I'm Just Me" #1 #94 - I'm Just Me
1971 "Kiss An Angel Good Mornin'" #1 #21 #7 Charley Pride Sings Heart Songs
1971 "Let Me Live" #21 - - Did You Think To Pray?
1972 "All His Children" #2 #92 - Sometimes a Great Nation
1972 "It's Gonna Take a Little Bit Longer" #1 - - A Sunshine Day With Charley Pride
1972 "She's Too Good to Be True" #1 - - Songs of Love by Charley Pride
1973 "Amazing Love" #1 - - Amazing Love
1973 "Don't Fight the Feelings of Love" #1 - - Sweet Country
1973 "A Shoulder to Cry On" #1 - - Sweet Country
1974 "We Could" #3 - - Country Feelings
1974 "Mississippi Cotton Picking Delta Town" #3 #70 - Pride of America
1975 "I Ain't All Bad" #6 - - Charley
1975 "Hope You're Feelin' Me Like I'm Feelin' You" #1 - - Charley
1975 "Then Who Am I?" #1 - - Pride of America
1976 "My Eyes Can Only See As Far As You" #1 - - The Happiness of Having You
1976 "A Whole Lotta Things to Sing About" #2 - - She's Just An Old Love Turned Memory
1976 "The Happiness of Having You" #3 - - The Happiness of Having You
1977 "I'll Be Leavin' Alone" #1 - - She's Just An Old Love Turned Memory
1977 "More to Me" #1 - - Someone Loves You Honey
1977 "She's Just An Old Love Turned Memory" #1 - - She's Just An Old Love Turned Memory
1978 "Burgers and Fries" #2 - - Burgers and Fries
1978 "Someone Loves You Honey" #1 - - Someone Loves You Honey
1978 "When I Stop Leaving (I'll Be Gone)" #3 - - Burgers and Fries
1979 "Where Do I Put Her Memory" #1 - - Burgers and Fries
1979 "You're My Jamaica" #1 - - You're My Jamaica
1980 "Missin' You" #2 - - You're My Jamaica
1980 "Honky Tonk Blues" #1 - - There's A Little Bit Of Hank In Me
1980 "You Win Again" #1 - - There's A Little Bit Of Hank In Me
1980 "You Almost Slipped My Mind" #4 - - Roll On Mississippi
1981 "Roll On Mississippi" #7 - - Roll On Mississippi
1981 "Never Been So Loved In All My Life" #1 - - Greatest Hits Vol. 1
1982 "I Don't Think She's In Love Anymore" #2 - - Everybody's Choice
1982 "Mountain of Love" #1 - - Everybody's Choice
1982 "You're So Good When You're Bad" #1 - - Everybody's Choice
1983 "Why Baby Why" #1 - - Charley Pride Sings Country Classics
1983 "More and More" #7 - - Charley Pride Sings Country Classics
1983 "Night Games" #1 - - Night Games
1984 "Every Heart Should Have One" #2 - - Night Games
1984 "The Power Of Love" #9 - - The Power Of Love
1984 "Missin' Mississippi" #32 - - The Power Of Love
1985 "Down On The Farm" #25 - - Greatest Hits Vol. 2
1985 "Let A Little Love Come In" #34 - - Greatest Hits Vol. 2
1986 "The Best There Is" #75 - - The Best There Is
1986 "Love On A Blue Rainy Day" #74 - - The Best There Is
1987 "Have I Got Some Blues For You" #14 - - After All This Time
1987 "If You Still Want A Fool Around" #31 - - After All This Time
1988 "Shouldn't It Be Easier Than This" #5 - - I'm Gonna Love Her On The Radio
1988 "I'm Gonna Love Her On The Radio" #13 - - I'm Gonna Love Her On The Radio
1990 "Amy's Eyes" #28 - - Moody Woman

Motto: (traditional) In God We Trust (official, 1956–present) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City Official language(s) None at the federal level; English de facto Government Federal Republic  - President George W. Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence - Declared - Recognized... This article includes a list of works cited but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... The Billboard Hot 100 is the United States music industry standard singles popularity chart issued weekly by Billboard magazine. ... See also: 1966 in country music, 1967 in music, other events of 1967, 1968 in country music, 1960s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events Top Hits of the Year No. ... See also: 1966 in country music, 1967 in music, other events of 1967, 1968 in country music, 1960s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events Top Hits of the Year No. ... 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See also: 1968 in country music, 1969 in music, other events of 1969, 1970 in country music, 1960s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events Top Hits of the Year No. ... See also: 1968 in country music, 1969 in music, other events of 1969, 1970 in country music, 1960s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events Top Hits of the Year No. ... See also: 1969 in country music, 1970 in music, other events of 1970, 1971 in country music, 1970s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events Top Hits of the Year No. ... See also: 1969 in country music, 1970 in music, other events of 1970, 1971 in country music, 1970s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events Top Hits of the Year No. ... See also: 1969 in country music, 1970 in music, other events of 1970, 1971 in country music, 1970s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events Top Hits of the Year No. ... See also: 1970 in country music, 1971 in music, other events of 1971, 1972 in country music, 1970s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events Seeking younger, more urbane viewers, CBS cancels nearly all of its rural-themed programming. ... See also: 1970 in country music, 1971 in music, other events of 1971, 1972 in country music, 1970s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events Seeking younger, more urbane viewers, CBS cancels nearly all of its rural-themed programming. ... See also: 1970 in country music, 1971 in music, other events of 1971, 1972 in country music, 1970s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events Seeking younger, more urbane viewers, CBS cancels nearly all of its rural-themed programming. ... See also: 1970 in country music, 1971 in music, other events of 1971, 1972 in country music, 1970s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events Seeking younger, more urbane viewers, CBS cancels nearly all of its rural-themed programming. ... See also: 1970 in country music, 1971 in music, other events of 1971, 1972 in country music, 1970s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events Seeking younger, more urbane viewers, CBS cancels nearly all of its rural-themed programming. ... See also: 1971 in country music, 1972 in music, other events of 1972, 1973 in country music, 1970s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events March — For the first time since 1967, Sonny James fails to hit the No. ... See also: 1971 in country music, 1972 in music, other events of 1972, 1973 in country music, 1970s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events March — For the first time since 1967, Sonny James fails to hit the No. ... See also: 1971 in country music, 1972 in music, other events of 1972, 1973 in country music, 1970s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events March — For the first time since 1967, Sonny James fails to hit the No. ... See also: 1972 in country music, 1973 in music, other events of 1973, 1974 in country music, 1970s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events Country musics most successful syndicated radio countdown program to date, American Country Countdown, makes its debut. ... See also: 1972 in country music, 1973 in music, other events of 1973, 1974 in country music, 1970s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events Country musics most successful syndicated radio countdown program to date, American Country Countdown, makes its debut. ... See also: 1972 in country music, 1973 in music, other events of 1973, 1974 in country music, 1970s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events Country musics most successful syndicated radio countdown program to date, American Country Countdown, makes its debut. ... See also: 1973 in country music, 1974 in music, other events of 1974, 1975 in country music, 1970s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events March – The Grand Ole Opry moves from The Ryman Auditorium, its home of the past 41 years, to the newly constructed... See also: 1973 in country music, 1974 in music, other events of 1974, 1975 in country music, 1970s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events March – The Grand Ole Opry moves from The Ryman Auditorium, its home of the past 41 years, to the newly constructed... See also: 1974 in country music, 1975 in music, other events of 1975, 1976 in country music, 1970s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events March - The rocky marriage of George Jones and Tammy Wynette ends in divorce. ... See also: 1974 in country music, 1975 in music, other events of 1975, 1976 in country music, 1970s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events March - The rocky marriage of George Jones and Tammy Wynette ends in divorce. ... See also: 1974 in country music, 1975 in music, other events of 1975, 1976 in country music, 1970s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events March - The rocky marriage of George Jones and Tammy Wynette ends in divorce. ... See also: 1975 in country music, 1976 in music, other events of 1976, 1977 in country music, 1970s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events No dates The C.B. craze was sweeping country music, as no less than three No. ... See also: 1975 in country music, 1976 in music, other events of 1976, 1977 in country music, 1970s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events No dates The C.B. craze was sweeping country music, as no less than three No. ... See also: 1975 in country music, 1976 in music, other events of 1976, 1977 in country music, 1970s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events No dates The C.B. craze was sweeping country music, as no less than three No. ... See also: 1976 in country music, 1977 in music, other events of 1977, 1978 in country music, 1970s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events Top Hits of the Year No. ... See also: 1976 in country music, 1977 in music, other events of 1977, 1978 in country music, 1970s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events Top Hits of the Year No. ... 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See also: 1978 in country music, 1979 in music, other events of 1979, 1980 in country music, 1970s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events Top Hits of the Year No. ... See also: 1979 in country music, 1980 in music, other events of 1980, 1981 in country music, 1980s in music and the List of years in Country Music // January 25 – At age 84, octogenerian comedian George Burns becomes by far the oldest performer (to that time) to have a single... See also: 1979 in country music, 1980 in music, other events of 1980, 1981 in country music, 1980s in music and the List of years in Country Music // January 25 – At age 84, octogenerian comedian George Burns becomes by far the oldest performer (to that time) to have a single... Honky Tonk Blues was a hit Country and Western song by Hank Williams about a young farmboy who leaves his fathers farm for the enticements of the city, only to be worn down and disillusioned. ... See also: 1979 in country music, 1980 in music, other events of 1980, 1981 in country music, 1980s in music and the List of years in Country Music // January 25 – At age 84, octogenerian comedian George Burns becomes by far the oldest performer (to that time) to have a single... You Win Again is an album by Irish singer-songwriter Van Morrison, and Linda Gail Lewis, released in 2000. ... See also: 1979 in country music, 1980 in music, other events of 1980, 1981 in country music, 1980s in music and the List of years in Country Music // January 25 – At age 84, octogenerian comedian George Burns becomes by far the oldest performer (to that time) to have a single... See also: 1980 in country music, 1981 in music, other events of 1981, 1982 in country music, 1980s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events Top Hits of the Year No. ... See also: 1980 in country music, 1981 in music, other events of 1981, 1982 in country music, 1980s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events Top Hits of the Year No. ... See also: 1981 in country music, 1982 in music, other events of 1982, 1983 in country music, 1980s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events Top hits of the year Number one hits (As certified by Billboard magazine) January 9 – Fourteen Carat Mind – Gene Watson January... See also: 1981 in country music, 1982 in music, other events of 1982, 1983 in country music, 1980s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events Top hits of the year Number one hits (As certified by Billboard magazine) January 9 – Fourteen Carat Mind – Gene Watson January... See also: 1981 in country music, 1982 in music, other events of 1982, 1983 in country music, 1980s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events Top hits of the year Number one hits (As certified by Billboard magazine) January 9 – Fourteen Carat Mind – Gene Watson January... See also: 1982 in country music, 1983 in music, other events of 1983, 1984 in country music, 1980s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events March — In a span of two days, two major cable networks signed on the air. ... See also: 1982 in country music, 1983 in music, other events of 1983, 1984 in country music, 1980s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events March — In a span of two days, two major cable networks signed on the air. ... See also: 1982 in country music, 1983 in music, other events of 1983, 1984 in country music, 1980s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events March — In a span of two days, two major cable networks signed on the air. ... See also: 1983 in country music, 1984 in music, other events of 1984, 1985 in country music, 1980s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events Top Hits of the Year No. ... See also: 1983 in country music, 1984 in music, other events of 1984, 1985 in country music, 1980s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events Top Hits of the Year No. ... See also: 1983 in country music, 1984 in music, other events of 1984, 1985 in country music, 1980s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events Top Hits of the Year No. ... See also: 1984 in country music, 1985 in music, other events of 1985, 1986 in country music, 1980s in music and the List of years in Country Music // A story published in the New York Times declares that country music is dead. ... See also: 1984 in country music, 1985 in music, other events of 1985, 1986 in country music, 1980s in music and the List of years in Country Music // A story published in the New York Times declares that country music is dead. ... See also: 1985 in country music, 1986 in music, other events of 1986, 1987 in country music, 1980s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events For the first time in its 42-year history, there is a new No. ... See also: 1985 in country music, 1986 in music, other events of 1986, 1987 in country music, 1980s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events For the first time in its 42-year history, there is a new No. ... See also: 1986 in country music, 1987 in music, other events of 1987, 1988 in country music, 1980s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events Top Hits of the Year No. ... See also: 1986 in country music, 1987 in music, other events of 1987, 1988 in country music, 1980s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events Top Hits of the Year No. ... See also: 1987 in country music, 1988 in music, other events of 1988, 1989 in country music, 1980s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Time-Life Records releases the first volume of its Country USA series. ... See also: 1987 in country music, 1988 in music, other events of 1988, 1989 in country music, 1980s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Time-Life Records releases the first volume of its Country USA series. ... < -- Please excuse the mess - this is a work in progress. ...

Sources

  • Country Music: The Rough Guide; Wolff, Kurt; Penguin Publishing
  • All Music Guide.com

See also

The Grand Ole Opry is a weekly Saturday night country music radio program broadcast live on WSM radio in Nashville, Tennessee, and televised on Great American Country network. ... This is a list of inductees to the Country Music Hall of Fame. ... See also: 1999 in country music, 2000 in music, other events of 2000, 2001 in country music, 2000s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events Top Hits of the Year No. ...

References

  1. ^ Country Music Hall of Fame

External links

  • Official Website
  • Record Label
  • at the Country Music Hall of Fame
  • at the Grand Ole Opry

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