Pride celebrates golden year
Thursday, April 28, 2016
– Charley Pride is celebrating 50 years in music with a set of North American tour dates throughout 2016. A
The man behind "Kiss an Angel Good Mornin'" and "My San Antonio Rose," fans will return to the Grand Ole Opry stage on June 10 and 11, where he has been a member since 1993.
"I feel blessed that I'm still going strong after 50 years" said Pride. "I've always loved to sing for audiences, and that's never going to change. It's been a joy to visit so many different places in the US over the years. And, of course, I always enjoy travelling Canada. The people of Canada have been wonderful to me going back to the very start of my career."
Tour dates are:
April 30 - Albuquerque, N.M. - Isleta Casino
May 27 - Gulfport, Miss. - Beau Rivage
June 9 - Nashville, Tenn. - Charley Pride Fan Club Breakfast
June 10-11 - Nashville, Tenn. - Grand Ole Opry
July 9 - Arlington, Texas - Arlington Music Hall
July 23 - Tunica, Miss. - Gold Strike Casino Resort
Aug. 12 - Mahnomen, Minn. - Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort
Sept. 24 - Wisconsin Dells, Wis. - Crystal Grand Music Theatre
Oct. 12 - Edmonton, AB, Canada - Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
Oct. 13 - Winnipeg, MB, Canada - Club Regent Casino & Event Centre
Oct. 15 - Orillia, ON, Canada - Casino Rama
Nov. 18 - Wendover, Nev. - Peppermill Concert Hall
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Music in My Heart
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