CMT honored the the late, great Charley Pride tonight on the latest edition of their CMT: Giants series, featuring performances from Alan Jackson, Darius Rucker, George Strait, Lee Ann Womack, Luke Combs, Reba, and more.
And ol’ King George tipped the cap to Charley with a cover of “Is Anybody Goin’ To San Antone.”
Written by Glenn Martin and Dave Kirby, it was released in February 1970 as the first single from the album, Charley Pride’s 10th Album. It was his 3rd career #1 single, in a long line of number one singles.
George shared some heartfelt words about his longtime friend ahead of the performance:
“Charley and I were close friends for more than four decades. When you stand next to a giant, you stand taller, stand stronger and it makes you feel greater as a person… when he was in the room, he took the room over.
Charley was a master of his craft and made everyone and everything around him better. Thank you, Charley. I miss you old friend.”
To be honest, I rarely get that excited over a CMT special, but this one is well worth the watch.