Charley Pride is back in Branson! He appears for just one night, and it’s sure to be a hot ticket, especially for folks who returned time and again to see him perform in his own Branson theater in the early 90’s. The lure of touring took Pride back on the road, but he hasn’t forgotten his many fans who both visit and live in America’s music capital. All that love for one country artist is easy to understand when you look at all the hit records, awards, nominations, and innumerable accolades heaped on the unassuming, down-to-earth guy who thought he was going to be a baseball star -- instead, he became a country music superstar! Pride has scored more than two dozen #1 hit songs, including “Honky Tonk Blues,” “Mountain of Love,” “Then Who Am I,” “I’d Rather Love You,” “I’ll Be Leaving Alone,” and “Kiss An Angel Good Mornin’,” the song that topped both the US and Canadian country charts, and jumped genres to become a hit on the pop music charts.
When it comes to Charley Pride, it isn’t just his scores of fans who love him, he’s long been a favorite when it comes to industry recognition -- he’s earned Grammy Awards for Best Male Country Vocal Performance, Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance, and Best Inspirational Performance. He’s been the Country Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year, and twice been named its Male Vocalist of the Year. He has a Trumpet Award for Outstanding African-American Achievement, and according to TNN/Music City News, he’s a Living Legend. The Academy of Country Music bestowed him with the coveted Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award, and he was the Favorite Country Male Artist of the American Music Awards in two separate years. And, like every country legend, Charley holds a treasured place as a member of the Grand Ole Opry. Is that all? Of course not...he’s performed for President and Michelle Obama and President and Hillary Clinton, and joined Willie Nelson in presenting President Jimmy Carter with an award for his support of the country music industry.
Long before Darius Rucker jumped off the rock ‘n’ roll train driven by Hootie & The Blowfish for a successful career as a country music headliner, Charley Pride broke the racial barrier back in the early 60’s, a time when nobody would have thought an African American singer could hit the top of the country music charts, let alone enjoy a long successful career, the likes of which few other country singers of any race will ever hope to see.
Helpful Hints/Additional Information
- Charley Pride will be performing at the Welk Resort Theatre on October 5 & 26th at 7:00PM.
- The theatre is located at 1984 MO Highway 165.
- The theatre has special seating for the disabled, and a circular driveway in front of the lobby for easy passenger drop offs.
- There is a concession area and large gift shop in the Welk Resort Theatre lobby, as well as a full-service restaurant.
- Charley Pride’s performance will be family-friendly and suitable for all ages.
- PLEASE NOTE: Tickets for this special limited-engagement performance are non-refundable.
A country music trailblazer -- a multi-chart topping superstar -- a soft-spoken gentleman off-stage, and a dynamic presence on-stage -- a genuine country music icon in every sense of the word...there’s only one phenomenal performer who owns all this and more, and that’s the legendary Charley Pride! He’ll be in Branson on October 5 & 26th -- it’ll be epic, so be there!