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Charley Pride (Charlie) Biography, Age, Death, Wife, Children, Family, Facts, Wiki & More

Updated On : December 13, 2020

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Short Biography

Charley Pride was born on 18-03-1934 in Sledge in the state of Mississippi, United States. He was an American Singer, Musician, Recording Artist, Songwriter & Baseball Player.

Other Name: Charley Frank Pride, Charlie Pride, Charl
Other Professions: Musician Recording Artist Songwriter Baseball Player

Charley Pride Complete Bio & Career

Charley was a famous American singer and Baseball player. He was fond of music from his childhood. her mother bought him a guitar when he was just 14 years. He took a keen interest in guitar playing therefore, his mother enrolled him in guitar classes where he learned to play guitar and other musical instruments. Apart from this, Pride wanted to become a baseball player from his childhood. He fulfill this dream in 1952 when he participated as a pitcher in Negro American League. He played in the team, Memphis Red Sox. 
After that, he became part of Boise Yankees minor league team under the New York Yankees and signed a contract. During this period, he was injured and sent to class D team under Fond Do La, Wisconsin. Apart from this, Charley also contributed to Missoula Timber Jacks (1960), East Helena Smellstrerites (1960), and many other leagues. In 1956, she was appointed as a quartermaster in the US Army after the completion of training and became a part of Fort's baseball team. His team won all championships of Army sports. Later on, after discharged from Army he came back to Memphis Red Sox. He tried to begin playing but couldn't because of his arm injury.
Furthermore, Charley was forced to sing 10 minutes before every match by his team manager who paid him 10 dollars per match. He also sings in picnics. He was also forced by other stars to sing professionally. Therefore in 1958, Pride recorded many songs at Sun Studio. After that, he rose to fame as a singer from the United States. He sang solo and "Night Hawk's" combo. The singer initiated singing in clubs and parties. In 1966, he released his single track " The Snakes Crawl at Night". After this, he became a shining star and released numerous songs such as Kiss An Angel Good Mornin, I Don't Think She's In Love Anymore, Burgers and Fries, You Begin Again, and so on. 
Moreover, the singer became a part of "Grand Ole Opry" in May 1993. In May 2018, he celebrated his journey of partnership with "Grand Ole Opry" and shared memories. Charley was honored to sing in the best 30 artists who perform for Forever Country Event.


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Health Issues, Illness and Death Info

He was suffering from complications of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19). On 12-12-2020, he died at the age of 86 in Dallas due to COVID-19's complications.

DEATHDAY 12 December,2020 (Thursday)
DEATH PLACE Dallas, Texas

Charley Pride Family, Relatives and Other Relations

He was born to Mack Pride & Tessie B. Stewart Pride. His father was a farmer. He had ten siblings including three sisters and seven brothers. On 28-12-1956, he married Rozene Cochran. The couple was blessed with a daughter named Angela Pride and two sons named Kraig Pride & Dion Pride.

Life's Important Dates Of Charley Pride

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Skin Colour Black
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Dyed Black

Personal Info

Home Town Sledge, Mississippi, united States
Nationality American
Religion Christianity
Address Dallas, Texas, United States
School N/A
College N/A
Qualification N/A
Hobbies Playing Baseball, Playing Guitar & Writing
Marital Status Married
Debut As a Balseball Player - 1953 for Memphis Red Sox
As a Singer - Country (1966) by RCA Victor Records Lable
Best Friends Dolly Parton
Salary N/A
Net Worth USD 40 Million
Official Website


Favorite Color Black
Favorite Sport Baseball, Football
Favorite Dress Suits

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Charley Pride

  • Charley Pride's real full name is "Charley Frank Pride". He died after 86 years on 12 December 2020 with Covid-19 disease.
  • Pride was a very talented baseball player who served himself as the best player to several leagues such as Negro, Boise, CEast Helena Smellterities, and so forth. He also played baseball from the Army team and won every single match at that time.
  • The Player said in his interview of 2014 that he did an 11-7 job of a smelter. Apart from this, in 1969 he moved to Texas where he faced racism in a restaurant.
  • The singer also published his book "Pride: The Charley Pride Story" in February 1994 in which he shared his struggle behind success.
  • He sang National Anthem before started the game.

Charley Pride Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

Charley Pride was 86 years 8 months & 25 days old age.