Country icon, Charlie Pride has had an improbable but amazing journey. 'Charley Pride: I'm Just Me,' a documentary about the life and career of the legendary Country music superstar, will debut on CBC's Documentary Channel on Wednesday, January 1 at 7:30 pm ET/4:30 pm PT as part of their All Day Music Marathon. It will repeat on Sunday, February 2 at 9:00 pm ET/PT
This documentary takes Charlie from his humble beginnings as a sharecropper’s son on a cotton farm in segregated Sledge, Mississippi to his career as a Negro League baseball player and his meteoric rise as a trailblazing country music superstar. Narrated by country music icon Tanya Tucker, the new documentary reveals how his love for music led him from the Delta to a larger, grander world.
In the 1940s, radio transcended racial barriers, making it possible for Charlie to grow up listening to and emulating Grand Ole Opry stars like Ernest Tubb and Roy Acuff. The singer arrived in Nashville in 1963 while the city roiled with sit-ins and racial violence. But with boldness, perseverance and undeniable musical talent, he managed to parlay a series of fortuitous encounters with music industry insiders into a legacy of hit singles, a Recording Academy "Lifetime Achievement Award" and a place in the Country Music Hall of Fame.
“There’s always been a handful of people with global appeal that goes beyond the face value of the culture of Country music. Mr. Pride is absolutely one of those folks.” - MARTY STUART “Charley deserves every accolade he can get. And, we’ll make up some new ones if we need to. He’ll deserve them too!” - WILLIE NELSON
Notable Talent In The Film: • Charley Pride • Garth Brooks • Dolly Parton • Willie Nelson • Tanya Tucker (narrator) • Brad Paisley • Darius Rucker • Marty Stuart • Sylvia Hutton • Charlie Worsham • Jimmie Allen
Charlie is proudly still touring and announces trio of Canadian concert dates in April, with additional U.S. dates to be added. It has been years since I had the pleasure of seeing this legend in concert and I truly hope I can change that in 2020.
Charley Pride On Tour In 2020: JAN 10 - Nugget Casino Resort / Sparks, Nev. JAN 16 - Prairie Brand Casino & Resort / Mayetta, Kan. FEB 21 - Desert Diamond Casino / Sahuarita, Ariz. MAR 28 - Edgewater Resort / Laughlin, Nev. APR 22 - Casino New Brunswick / Moncton, N.B. (Canada) APR 25 - Casino Rama / Rama, Ont. (Canada) APR 27 - Club Regent Event Center / Winnipeg, Man. (Canada) MAY 03 - Northern Quest Resort & Casino / Airway Heights, Wash. JUL 26 - WinStar World Casino & Resort / Thackerville, Okla.
For up to date tour and other info go to: https://www.charleypride.com