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Country music legend Charley Pride dead at 86 from COVID-19 complications

Country music legend Charley Pride dead at 86 from COVID-19 complications

Charley Pride, the legendary black country singer  has died in Dallas, Texas, from complications related to Covid-19, according to his publicist. He was 86.

Known for such hits as “Kiss an Angel Good Mornin’” and “Is Anybody Goin’ to San Antone, Pride’s greatest musical success came in the early to mid-1970s, when he became the best-selling performer for RCA Records since Elvis Presley. During the peak years of his recording career (1966–87), he garnered 52 top-10 hits on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, 30 of which made it to number one. He also won the Entertainer of the Year award at the Country Music Association Awards in 1971.

Pride was one of only three African-Americans to become a member of the Grand Ole Opry (the others are DeFord Bailey and Darius Rucker). He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2000.

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