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Charley Pride

December 31, 1969 OHC370 10 min.


Country music performer. Born March 18, 1938. Career most active 1960s-1980s. Full name: Charley Frank Pride. Country music’s first modern African-American superstar. Rose to fame as an RCA recording artist in the late 1960s. Hit recordings include “Is Anybody Goin’ to San Antone,” and “Kiss An Angel Good Morning.” Member, Country Music Hall of Fame®.

Interview Summary

(10 minutes)
Country music singer Charley Pride talks about Hank Williams. Discussion includes his first introduction to Hank Williams’s music; Hank Williams’s distinct style; the decision to record the album A Little Bit of Hank in Me; and the impact of Hank Williams on country music.

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