Charley Pride Plans 2016 Tour to Celebrate 50th Anniversary
In April of 1966, Charley Pride released his debut album, Country. In the 50 years since, the artist has earned three Grammys and multiple CMA Awards, and notched more than 30 No. 1 hits. Throughout 2016, Pride will be on tour to celebrate his golden musical anniversary.
Pride's tour will kick off on April 30 in Albuquerque, N.M., and make stops in a handful of southern states and throughout Canada. The last currently announced stop is on Nov. 18 in Wendover, Nev.; a full list of dates is below.
"I feel blessed that I'm still going strong after 50 years" Pride says in a press release. "I've always loved to sing for audiences, and that's never going to change."
On Jan. 7, 1967, Pride became the first African-American singer to perform at the Grand Ole Opry. He recently received the Ameripolitan Music Awards' Master Award, in recognition of his trailblazing endeavors.
More information about Pride, including complete tour info, can be found on his website.
Charley Pride, 2016 Tour Dates:
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, Alberta, Canada @ Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
Oct. 13 -- Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada @ Club Regent Casino & Event Centre
Oct. 15 -- Orillia, Ontario, Canada @ Casino Rama
Nov. 18 -- Wendover, Nev. @ Peppermill Concert Hall
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