Tributes Flow For Charley Pride Following Passing From COVID-19

14 December 2020 | 10:57 am | Staff Writer

He was 86.

Tributes have been flowing in for Charley Pride following his passing at the weekend at age 86. 

According to ABC, the much-loved country musician died in Dallas on Saturday due to "complications from COVID-19". 

The Country Music Hall Of Fame inductee was best-known for tracks like Is Anybody Goin' to San Antone, Someone Loves You Honey and more. 

Pride's best-known single, Kiss An Angel Good Morning, spent 16 weeks on the Billboard Charts upon its 1972 release, peaking at #21 on the main chart and #1 on the US Country chart. The track landed at #58 in Australia. 

Prior to his signing with RCA, Pride was an All Star baseball player and had completed a tryout with the New York Mets ahead of signing to the label. 

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In 1966, Pride released his first single with the label. He would go on to become their best-selling artist since Elvis Presley and secure 29 #1 hits on the US Country chart.  

Artists like Dolly Parton, Keith Urban, Briggs and more have shared tributes to Pride via social media. See the posts below.