We said goodbye to a country music legend yesterday.
At 86 years old, the great Charley Pride passed away due to complications from COVID-19. A trailblazer in every sense of the word, Charley’s impact on the country music community, and music in general, is in a league of its own.
The Grammy winner was first black superstar in country music, the first black member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, and one of only three black members of the Grand Ole Opry. He was a pioneer, a hero, an inspiration and by the accounts of many, a damn good human being.
The country music world is heartbroken at the loss of a friend, and many haven taken to social media to share their condolences and their memories, and to reflect back on the legacy of this country music icon.