Tributes Pour in as Country Legend Charley Pride Dies at 86

Tributes and loving thoughts are pouring in as Charley Pride, one of Country Music’s true legends has died at the age of 86.

Pride was the first black member of the Country Music Hall of Fame. He died due to complications from Covid-19.

Pride performed at the Country Music Awards last month where he received the Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award.

Tanya Tucker tweeted “It’s such a sad day saying so long to #CharleyPride. I’m just so thankful I got to sing a song with him. That’s where this pic was taken. I also narrated his I’ll Be Me documentary. My heart, my love, my soul… everything goes out to Rozene and the entire Pride family.”

Senator Ted Cruz tweeted “Saddened to hear of the passing of a great Texas legend, Charley Pride. Charley was a trailblazer who defied barriers & earned a place in our nation’s history as one of country music’s biggest stars. His legacy will live on through his music & may it inspire all to dream big.”

Dolly Parton tweeted “I’m so heartbroken that one of my dearest and oldest friends, Charley Pride, has passed away. It’s even worse to know that he passed away from COVID-19. What a horrible, horrible virus. Charley, we will always love you. (1/2)”

She added “Rest In Peace. My love and thoughts go out to his family and all of his fans. – Dolly (2/2)”