Country Music Hall of Fame member and Recording Academy “Lifetime Achievement Award” recipient, Charley Pride, will celebrate his 25th Anniversary as a Grand Ole Opry member with appearances on the Opry Friday, May 4 and Saturday, May 5. Pride, who made his Opry debut in 1967, is scheduled to perform extended Opry sets in celebration of his milestone anniversary on both nights.
As part of the celebration, Opry flagship station 650 AM WSM (wsmonline.com) plans to salute the award-winning artist with a “Country Pride Weekend”, spinning Pride’s 50-plus Top 10 singles, playing signature Pride archived programs, and taking listener requests for the Country Music Hall of Famer’s all-time favorites.
Upon his Opry induction 25 years ago, Pride recalled his initial dream of baseball stardom. “It’s as if I had made it in baseball and they came up to me and took me to Cooperstown and said, ‘This is where your plaque is going to be – beside Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Jackie Robinson, and Hank Aaron.”
Charley Pride also recently announced he’ll be performing at the 2018 CMA Fest, on Friday, June 8 at 8:00 pm at Nissan Stadium. Pride will be sharing the stage that evening with a host of other modern country staples like Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood, and Old Dominion.
Tickets can be purchased on the CMA Fest website, by clicking here.
Charley Pride Tour Dates:
Apr 28 – Treasure Island Resort & Casino / Welch, Minn.
May 04 – Grand Ole Opry / Nashville, Tenn.
May 05 – Grand Ole Opry / Nashville, Tenn.
May 13 – Opry le Daniel @ Millennium/ Derry, Northern Ireland
Jun 07 – Charley Pride Fan Club Breakfast / Nashville, Tenn.
Jun 08 – CMA Music Festival @ Nissan Stadium / Nashville, Tenn.
Jun 09 – Ryman Auditorium / Nashville, Tenn.
Jun 16 – Horseshoe Casino / Bossier City, La.
Jun 30 – Cypress Bayou Casino / Charenton, La.
Jul 14 – Renfro Valley Entertainment Center / Mt. Vernon, Ky.
Sep 15 – Crystal Grand Music Theater / Wisconsin Dells, Wis.
Sep 28 – Dosey Doe (The Big Barn) / The Woodlands, Texas
Oct 05 – The Welk Resort Theatre / Branson, Mo.
Oct 26 – The Welk Resort Theatre / Branson, Mo.
Nov 07 – TCU Place / Saskatoon, SK
Nov 09 – Conexus Arts Centre / Regina, SK
Nov 10 – Club Regent Event Center / Winnipeg, MB