Charley Pride

Date: ca. 1997
Length: 10 min.
Call Number: OHC370

Biography

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

1997
(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.