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Charley Pride Net Worth

Charley Pride Net Worth is
$3 Million

Charley Pride Biography

Charley Frank Pride was born on the 18th March 1938, in Sledge, Mississippi USA, and is a country music singer, songwriter, guitarist, and a businessman. Pride is a Grammy Award winner with 52 top-ten hits on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, and is a member of the Grand Ole Opry. His career has been active since 1966.

Have you ever wondered how rich Charley Pride is, as of mid-2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Charley’s net worth is as high as $3 million, earned through his successful musical career. In addition to being a highly popular country performer, Pride is also a minority owner of the Texas Rangers Major League Baseball Club, and it has improved his wealth.

Charley Pride Net Worth $3 Million

Charley Pride was born one of eleven children into a poor family of sharecroppers and grew up in Mississippi. His mother bought him his first guitar when he was 14, but although he loved music, Pride had the dream of becoming a professional baseball player. Pride started playing baseball as a pitcher for the Memphis Red Sox of the Negro American League in 1952 and did well enough to sign a deal with the Boise Yankees, the Class C farm team of the New York Yankees in 1953.

In 1960, Charley moved to Helena, Montana to work in construction, and also played for the local semi-pro baseball team, the East Helena Smelterites. He earned $10 per game, while also earning an additional $10 for singing before every match after his team manager noticed his singing talent. Pride played music in Montana bars, where he was discovered by Chet Atkins at RCA Victor who offered him a contract, and eventually signed him in 1966. Charley’s first released single was called “The Snakes Crawl at Night”, while his song “Just Between You and Me” was a massive hit and even earned him a Grammy nomination. Pride recorded his debut album “Country” in 1966, and it achieved gold status in the US, reaching No.16 on the US Country chart.

In 1967, Pride released the album called “The Country Way” which topped the US Country chart and also entered the Billboard 200, achieving another golden status. From 1969 to 1970, Charley had five more gold certified albums: “Charley Pride in Person” (1969), “The Sensational Charley Pride” (1969), “Just Plain Charley” (1970), “Charley Pride’s 10th Album” (1970), and “From Me to You” (1970); this early success and popularity significantly increased his net worth. He has recorded 30 more country albums to date, with some of them topping the charts, the most notable being “I’m Just Me” (1971), “Charley Pride Sings Heart Songs” (1971), “A Sunshiny Day with Charley Pride” (1972), “Songs of Love by Charley Pride” (1972), and “Amazing Love” (1973), all of which increased further his net worth.

In the ‘80s, Charley stayed with RCA Records until 1986, and had another No.1 album called “There’s a Little Bit of Hank in Me” in 1980. He wasn’t as successful in the ‘90s and 2000’s as he was in the 70’s and 80’s, but continued to work and stayed recognized as one of the top country artists in America.

Pride has received numerous awards including three Grammy’s for the songs: “Did You Think To Pray” (1971), “Charley Pride Sings Heart Songs” (1972), and “Let Me Live Lyrics” (1972). He has also won three American Music Awards, three Country Music Association awards, and was inducted into Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in 2000.

In 1994, he co-wrote his autobiography – “Pride: The Charley Pride Story”.

Regarding his personal life, Charley Pride married Rozene Cohan in 1956 and they have two sons and a daughter. He and his family currently live in Dallas, Texas.

Known for movies

Quick Facts

Full NameCharley Pride
Net Worth$3 Million
Date Of BirthMarch 18, 1938
Place Of BirthSledge, Mississippi, United States
Height6 ft (1.85 m)
ProfessionSinger
NationalityAmerican
SpouseRozene Cohran (m. 1956)
ChildrenDion Pride, Angela Pride, Kraig Pride
ParentsTessie B. Stewart Pride, Mack Pride
SiblingsStephen Pride, Mack Pride, Maxine P. Luster
NicknamesCharly Pride , Charlie Pride , Pride, Charley , Charley Frank Pride , "Country" Charlie Pride , The Pride of Country Music
Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/charleypride
Wikipediahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charley_Pride
AwardsCountry Music Association Award for Entertainer of the Year, Country Music Association Award for Male Vocalist of the Year, Grammy Award for Best Male Country Vocal Performance, Grammy Award for Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance, Grammy Award for Best Inspirational Performance, American Music Award for Favorite Country Male Artist, Academy of Country Music Awards Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award, American Music Award for Favorite Country Album, Kiss an Angel Good Mornin', Is Anybody Goin' to San Antone, All I Have to Offer You Is Me, Austin, TX, United States, Hinton, OK, United States, Regina, SK, Canada
NominationsCountry Music Association Award for Single of the Year, Country Music Association Award for Album of the Year, Academy of Country Music Award for Male Vocalist of the Year, Academy of Country Music Award for Song of the Year, Academy of Country Music Award for Album of the Year, Academy of Country Music Award for Single Record of the Year, Academy of Country Music Award for Entertainer of the Year, Juno Award for International Album of the Year, Kiss an Angel Good Mornin', Is Anybody Goin' to San Antone, All I Have to Offer You Is Me, Austin, TX, United States, Hinton, OK, United States, Regina, SK, Canada
MoviesGrand Ole Opry at Carnegie Hall, A Tribute to Chet Atkins
TV ShowsNashville 99, That Gold Old Nashville Music, Music Hall America, Austin, TX, United States, Hinton, OK, United States, Regina, SK, Canada


Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Dallas Texas [January 2006]
2To date (2012), Pride, Ray Charles and Darius Rucker form the trinity of only African-Americans to have conquered the country music charts.
3Is the uncle of former major league baseball player Curtis Pride.
4He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 7083 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
5Charley and Rozene have raised two sons, Kraig and Dion, as well as a daughter, Angela. They also have two grandsons, Carlton and Malachi.
6Played baseball in the Negro American League.
7Admitted to the Country Music Hall of Fame in the year 2000.
8Became a member of the Grand Ole Opry on May 1, 1993.
9Made his first national appearance on TV in the premiere episode of Hee Haw (1969) June 15, 1969.
10He is a country singer.


Quotes

#Quote
1A black man singing about a blond girl was potential trouble.
2An entertainer who tells you that the adoration of fans is not a heady experience probably never had the experience.
3When I'm asked how I'm doing, I like to reply 'Pretty good. I've got all my fingers and both eyes.'
4No one told me that whites were supposed to sing one kind of music and blacks another. I sang what I liked in the only voice I had.
5It isn't reasonable to expect that everyone in the world is a country music fan. Not yet, anyway.
6A fan will grab you and hug you and will not let go. When that happens, you wish it could be that way all over the world.


Pictures

Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1999Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameRecordingAwarded on July 21, 1999 at 7083 Hollywood Blvd.


Filmography

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Heart of Country: How Nashville Became Music City USA2014TV Movie documentary performer: "All I Have to Offer You is Me"
The Marty Stuart Show2009-2014TV Series performer - 4 episodes
Country at the BBC2011TV Movie performer: "Crystal Chandeliers"
Opry Memories2011TV Movie performer: "Kaw-Liga"
Crook & Chase2009TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story2009Documentary performer: "River Song"
Dolly Parton & Friends: Love Always - Live from Texas2009Video performer: " I'm So Afraid of Losing You Again"
Opry Video Classics: Honky-Tonk Heroes2007Video performer: "Kaw-Liga"
Today's Country Music2006Video performer: "Louisiana Man"
The Wendell Baker Story2005performer: "Kiss an Angel Good Morning"
Dolly Parton & Friends on the Country Train2003Video performer: "I'm So Afraid of Losing You Again"
Grand Ole Opry 75th: A Celebration2000TV Special performer: "Kiss An Angel Good Morning"
Breakdown1997/Iperformer: "Burgers & Fries" 1978
Designing Women1988TV Series performer - 1 episode
9th Annual Country Music Association Awards1975TV Special performer: "Kiss An Angel Good Morning"
In Concert1975TV Series performer - 1 episode
Tom Sawyer1973performer: "River Song"
The 44th Annual Academy Awards1972TV Special performer: "All His Children"
Sometimes a Great Notion1970performer: "All His Children"
The Johnny Cash Show1969-1970TV Series performer - 2 episodes
From Nashville with Music1969performer: "Kaw-Liga", "Crystal Chandeliers"
Country Style, U.S.A.1957TV Series short writer - 1 episode

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The All American Cowboy1985TV Movie
Nashville 991977TV SeriesR.B.
Love is... Barbara Eden1972TV Movie
From Nashville with Music1969Charley Pride

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ellie1984songs by

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Midnight Special1974TV SeriesHimself
8th Annual Country Music Association Awards1974TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Super Bowl VIII1974TV MovieHimself - National Anthem Performer
The 15th Annual Grammy Awards1973TV SpecialHimself
The Bobby Darin Show1973TV SeriesHimself
The Dean Martin Show1972TV SeriesHimself
The 44th Annual Academy Awards1972TV SpecialHimself - Performer
The Bob Hope Vietnam Christmas Show1972TV SpecialHimself
The Johnny Cash Show1969-1971TV SeriesHimself - Singer
The Kraft Music Hall1969-1970TV SeriesHimself
Flip1970TV SeriesHimself
That Good Ole Nashville Music1970TV SeriesHimself - Guest Performer
The Joey Bishop Show1968TV SeriesHimself
Sweet Daddy2016Documentary post-productionHimself
Tavis Smiley2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 50th Annual CMA Awards2016TV MovieHimself
The Big Interview with Dan Rather2015TV SeriesHimself
Country: Portraits of an American Sound2015DocumentaryHimself
The Heart of Country: How Nashville Became Music City USA2014TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Marty Stuart Show2009-2014TV SeriesHimself - Special Guest / Himself - Singer
Stagecoach Festival Live2013TV Special
The Hour2012TV SeriesHimself
The Joy of Country2011TV MovieHimself
Inside Music Row2010TV SeriesHimself
The Black List: Volume Two2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
2007 Trumpet Awards2007TV SpecialHimself
Thank You Billy Graham2006Video shortHimself
Grand Ole Opry at Carnegie Hall2006TV SpecialHimself
Charley Pride: Live in Canada2005VideoHimself
Kelly2003TV SeriesHimself
Wheel of Fortune2003TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Contestant
2002 Trumpet Awards2002TV SpecialHimself
Grand Ole Opry 75th: A Celebration2000TV SpecialPerformer
The 34th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards1999TV SpecialHimself
America's Music: The Roots of Country1996TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself (1996)
The Roots of Country: Nashville Celebrates the Ryman1994TV SpecialHimself
Hee Haw1969-1991TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself / Himself - Special Guest / ...
Lou Rawls Parade of Stars1980-1989TV SeriesHimself
The 23rd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards1988TV SpecialHimself
Opryland Celebrates 200 Years of American Music1988TV MovieHimself
The 15th Annual American Music Awards1988TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
America: The Great Mississippi1987TV MovieHimself
The New Hollywood Squares1987TV SeriesGuest Appearance
20th Annual Music City News Awards1986TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
On Stage America1984TV SeriesHimself
Live from Her Majesty's1984TV SeriesHimself
The 11th Annual American Music Awards1984TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade1983TV SpecialHimself
Solid Gold1982TV SeriesHimself
The Nashville Palace1981TV SeriesHimself
The 8th Annual American Music Awards1981TV SpecialHimself
All-Star Inaugural Gala1981TV MovieHimself
Barbara Mandrell and the Mandrell Sisters1980TV SeriesHimself
The Val Doonican Music Show1977-1980TV SeriesHimself
The Mike Douglas Show1975-1979TV SeriesHimself - Country Vocalist / Himself / Himself - Singer / ...
Sha Na Na1979TV SeriesHimself
General Electric's All-Star Anniversary1978TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Jim Nabors Show1978TV SeriesHimself
The 5th Annual American Music Awards1978TV SpecialHimself
Dinah!1974-1978TV SeriesHimself
The 4th Annual American Music Awards1977TV SpecialHimself
The Lawrence Welk Show1977TV SeriesHimself
Super Night at the Super Bowl1977TV MovieHimself
Donny and Marie1976TV SeriesHimself
9th Annual Country Music Association Awards1975TV SpecialHimself - Host / Performer
Sammy and Company1975TV SeriesHimself
In Concert1975TV SeriesHimself - Host
Como Country: Perry and His Nashville Friends1975TV SpecialHimself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Big Interview with Dan Rather2016TV SeriesHimself
Country at the BBC2011TV MovieHimself
Opry Memories2011TV MovieHimself
Crook & Chase2009TV SeriesHimself
Dolly Parton & Friends: Love Always - Live from Texas2009VideoHimself - Performer
Opry Video Classics: Honky-Tonk Heroes2007VideoHimself
41st Annual Country Music Association Awards2007TV SpecialHimself
Today's Country Music2006VideoHimself
Dolly Parton & Friends on the Country Train2003VideoHimself
Country Legends2001VideoHimself - Performer
Bob Hope's Overseas Christmas Tours: Around the World with the Troops - 1941-19721980TV Movie documentaryHimself
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