A Tribute To Charlie Pride
Charley Pride has been honored with membership in the Country Music Hall of Fame. He has been
inducted into the hallowed cast of the Grand Ole Opry. He is widely regarded as one of the premier
vocal stylists of classic Country music, but has never been saluted with a tribute album…until now.
“I thought it was time to do this,” says longtime Pride disciple and protégé, Neal McCoy. “When I researched it and found that no one had done a Charley Pride tribute record, I was surprised! I wanted to open people’s eyes about him and what he has accomplished. And I thought the best way to do that was to just put his music out there, to let people hear what great Country music sounds like.”
All three of the Pride hits that McCoy has been performing for years are included in his tribute album to the Hall of Famer. They are 1971’s “Kiss an Angel Good Morning,” 1970’s “Is Anybody Going to San Antone” and 1982’s “Mountain of Love.” They sit alongside eight other Charley Pride classics.
To help him honor Charley Pride, Neal McCoy chose acclaimed producer, Garth Fundis. Years ago, at the dawn of Pride’s career, Fundis was a studio engineer for producer, Jack Clement. Fundis was
present during the original recording sessions for some of the songs. McCoy wanted some guest artists on the tribute, so Fundis suggested Raul Malo and Darius Rucker. Backstage at a concert, McCoy approached Trace Adkins who became another enthusiastic participant on Pride - A Tribute to Charley Pride.
1. Is Anybody Going to San Antone
2. I’m Just Me (Feat: Raoul Malo)
3. Kiss an Angel Good Morning (Feat: Darius Rucker)
5. You’re So Good When You’re Bad
6. It’s Gonna Take A Little Bit Longer
7. Roll on Mississippi (Feat: Trace Adkins)
8. Just Between You and Me
9. Mountain of Love
10. Someone Loves You Honey
11. You’re My Jamaica