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Charley Pride Wiki Biography
Charley Frank Pride was born on the 18th March 1938, in Sledge, Mississippi USA, and is a country music singer, songwriter, guitarist, and a businessman. Pride is a Grammy Award winner with 52 top-ten hits on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, and is a member of the Grand Ole Opry. His career has been active since 1966.
Have you ever wondered how rich Charley Pride is, as of mid-2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Charley’s net worth is as high as $3 million, earned through his successful musical career. In addition to being a highly popular country performer, Pride is also a minority owner of the Texas Rangers Major League Baseball Club, and it has improved his wealth.
Charley Pride Net Worth $3 Million
Charley Pride was born one of eleven children into a poor family of sharecroppers and grew up in Mississippi. His mother bought him his first guitar when he was 14, but although he loved music, Pride had the dream of becoming a professional baseball player. Pride started playing baseball as a pitcher for the Memphis Red Sox of the Negro American League in 1952 and did well enough to sign a deal with the Boise Yankees, the Class C farm team of the New York Yankees in 1953.
In 1960, Charley moved to Helena, Montana to work in construction, and also played for the local semi-pro baseball team, the East Helena Smelterites. He earned $10 per game, while also earning an additional $10 for singing before every match after his team manager noticed his singing talent. Pride played music in Montana bars, where he was discovered by Chet Atkins at RCA Victor who offered him a contract, and eventually signed him in 1966. Charley’s first released single was called “The Snakes Crawl at Night”, while his song “Just Between You and Me” was a massive hit and even earned him a Grammy nomination. Pride recorded his debut album “Country” in 1966, and it achieved gold status in the US, reaching No.16 on the US Country chart.
In 1967, Pride released the album called “The Country Way” which topped the US Country chart and also entered the Billboard 200, achieving another golden status. From 1969 to 1970, Charley had five more gold certified albums: “Charley Pride in Person” (1969), “The Sensational Charley Pride” (1969), “Just Plain Charley” (1970), “Charley Pride’s 10th Album” (1970), and “From Me to You” (1970); this early success and popularity significantly increased his net worth. He has recorded 30 more country albums to date, with some of them topping the charts, the most notable being “I’m Just Me” (1971), “Charley Pride Sings Heart Songs” (1971), “A Sunshiny Day with Charley Pride” (1972), “Songs of Love by Charley Pride” (1972), and “Amazing Love” (1973), all of which increased further his net worth.
In the ‘80s, Charley stayed with RCA Records until 1986, and had another No.1 album called “There’s a Little Bit of Hank in Me” in 1980. He wasn’t as successful in the ‘90s and 2000’s as he was in the 70’s and 80’s, but continued to work and stayed recognized as one of the top country artists in America.
Pride has received numerous awards including three Grammy’s for the songs: “Did You Think To Pray” (1971), “Charley Pride Sings Heart Songs” (1972), and “Let Me Live Lyrics” (1972). He has also won three American Music Awards, three Country Music Association awards, and was inducted into Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in 2000.
In 1994, he co-wrote his autobiography – “Pride: The Charley Pride Story”.
Regarding his personal life, Charley Pride married Rozene Cohan in 1956 and they have two sons and a daughter. He and his family currently live in Dallas, Texas.
|Full Name||Charley Pride|
|Net Worth||$3 Million|
|Date Of Birth||March 18, 1938|
|Place Of Birth||Sledge, Mississippi, United States|
|Height||6 ft (1.85 m)|
|Spouse||Rozene Cohran (m. 1956)|
|Children||Dion Pride, Angela Pride, Kraig Pride|
|Parents||Tessie B. Stewart Pride, Mack Pride|
|Siblings||Stephen Pride, Mack Pride, Maxine P. Luster|
|Nicknames||Charly Pride , Charlie Pride , Pride, Charley , Charley Frank Pride , “Country” Charlie Pride , The Pride of Country Music|
|Awards||Country Music Association Award for Entertainer of the Year, Country Music Association Award for Male Vocalist of the Year, Grammy Award for Best Male Country Vocal Performance, Grammy Award for Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance, Grammy Award for Best Inspirational Performance, Am…|
|Nominations||Country Music Association Award for Single of the Year, Country Music Association Award for Album of the Year, Academy of Country Music Award for Male Vocalist of the Year, Academy of Country Music Award for Song of the Year, Academy of Country Music Award for Album of the Year, Academy of Country M…|
|Movies||Grand Ole Opry at Carnegie Hall, A Tribute to Chet Atkins|
|TV Shows||Nashville 99, That Gold Old Nashville Music, Music Hall America, Austin, TX, United States, Hinton, OK, United States, Regina, SK, Canada|
|1||A black man singing about a blond girl was potential trouble.|
|2||An entertainer who tells you that the adoration of fans is not a heady experience probably never had the experience.|
|3||When I’m asked how I’m doing, I like to reply ‘Pretty good. I’ve got all my fingers and both eyes.’|
|4||No one told me that whites were supposed to sing one kind of music and blacks another. I sang what I liked in the only voice I had.|
|5||It isn’t reasonable to expect that everyone in the world is a country music fan. Not yet, anyway.|
|6||A fan will grab you and hug you and will not let go. When that happens, you wish it could be that way all over the world.|
|1||Dallas Texas [January 2006]|
|2||To date (2012), Pride, Ray Charles and Darius Rucker form the trinity of only African-Americans to have conquered the country music charts.|
|3||Is the uncle of former major league baseball player Curtis Pride.|
|4||He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 7083 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.|
|5||Charley and Rozene have raised two sons, Kraig and Dion, as well as a daughter, Angela. They also have two grandsons, Carlton and Malachi.|
|6||Played baseball in the Negro American League.|
|7||Admitted to the Country Music Hall of Fame in the year 2000.|
|8||Became a member of the Grand Ole Opry on May 1, 1993.|
|9||Made his first national appearance on TV in the premiere episode of Hee Haw (1969) June 15, 1969.|
|10||He is a country singer.|