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Charley Pride has a statue outside Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. Taste of Country says the bronze figure is part of Ryman’s Icon Walk. He joins previous honorees Loretta Lynn, Bill Monroe, and Little Jimmy Dickens. The singer’s statue was revealed on April 12.

The bronze figure of Pride features the singer playing a guitar with his name on the strap. Rozene Cohran Pride, Pride’s widow, and their son Dion Pride attended the unveiling ceremony. Pride was the first Black performer to win the CMA Entertainer of the Year award and perform at the Grand Ole Opry. Who is your country music hero?

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Luke Combs, Darius Rucker, Top 5 Performances From Charley Pride Special

The Charley Pride tribute on CMT had some pretty amazing performances by Darius Rucker, Garth Brooks, Luke Combs, George Strait, and more covering the Country Music Hall of Fame member’s CMT Giants Tribute

We count down what we believe was the night’s best performances:

  • 5. Mickey Guyton - I'm Just Me

    Mickey knocked this one out of the park as she wore a gold and black shimmering dress. The song was released by Charley in June 1971 as the second single and title track from the album I’m Just Me

  • 4. Wynonna Judd - Just Between You And Me

    The newest member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, Judd shared her soulful style on this 1966 song.

  • 3. Darius Rucker - Someone Loves You, Honey

    Rucker’s emotional performance of this Charley classic was a real highlight of the night.

  • 2. George Strait - Is Anybody Going To San Antone?

    Who better to cover this Texas classic from Pride than the King of Country Music himself, George Strait.

  • Luke Combs joined by Robert Randolph & Reyna Roberts - Kiss An Angel Good Morning

    The three flawlessly covered Pride’s top hit “Kiss An Angel Good Morning.”

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