Charley Pride celebrated his 25th Anniversary as a Grand Ole Opry member with appearances at the venue in Nashville, Tennessee, May 5 and 6. (Rachael Black, courtesy of the Grand Ole Opry via news release)
Photo: Rachael Black / Grand Ole Opry, via 2911 Media
Photo: Rachael Black / Grand Ole Opry, via 2911 Media

Charley Pride celebrates 25th anniversary as Grand Ole Opry member

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Pride, credited with becoming the first black superstar in country music, became a member of the Opry in 1993. He made his Opry debut in 1967.

(L-R): Grand Ole Opry Marketing, Communication and Artist Initiatives Director Dan Rogers; Charley Pride; Grand Ole Opry Senior Talent Manager Gina Keltner and Opry member Crystal Gayle. (Photo by Rachael Black, courtesy of the Grand Ole Opry)
Photo: Rachael Black / Grand Ole Opry, via 2911 Media

The Tennessean reported that in celebration of the anniversary, 650 AM WSM, the radio home of the Opry, played Pride’s hits during “Country Pride Weekend.”

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