Charlie Prides Death – Charlie Pride — a tenant farmer’s child who rose from provincial Mississippi to turn into the primary Black whiz in down-home music — passed on Saturday at age 86.
The “Kiss An Angel Good Mornin” artist passed on in Dallas, Texas, because of confusion from COVID-19, as indicated by a news discharge from his marketing specialist, Jeremy Westby.
In a profession crossing over fifty years, Pride established an exploring inheritance, not at all like any performer before him.
He conquered club crowds reluctant to hear a Black artist cover Hank Williams and advertisers similarly suspicious at facilitating his exhibitions to once being the smash hit craftsman on RCA Records since Elvis Presley.
Pride bested nation outlines multiple times in his profession, singing stories rich with genuineness — “I Can’t Believe That You’ve Stopped Loving Me,” “I’m Just Me” and “Where Do I Put Her Memory,” among others — in his unmistakable, inviting baritone voice.