Nashville, Tenn. (January 16, 2013) – As the new year gets underway, Country Music Hall of Famer Charley Pride is off to an exciting start with a scheduled performance at the 2013 Black Tie & Boots Inaugural Ball,
taking place later this week.  Held at the Gaylord National Resort in
the nation’s capital, and sponsored by the Texas State Society of
Washington, D.C., the Black Tie & Boots Inaugural Ball will be held
this Saturday, January 19, and is one of the largest events
scheduled to take place during the upcoming Inaugural festivities. The
event is expected to draw more than 15,000 guests and will also feature a
number of other performers including Radney Foster and Asleep At The
am pleased and honored to be a part of this event that celebrates
President Obama and the start of his second term in office—it’s truly
wonderful to be asked to perform,” says Pride.  “The Texas State Society
knows how to throw a great party, so I’m looking forward to a very
memorable evening.”
marks Pride’s second time performing in Washington D.C. during an
Inauguration-related event.  Pride performed during a Capital Centre
gala celebrating President Ronald Reagan’s Inauguration on January 20,
wrapped up 2012 with a number of recognitions and achievements.  In
addition to his tours of Ireland and the United Kingdom, he was inducted
into the IEBA (International Entertainment Buyers Association) Hall of
And in October 2012, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History & Culture honored Pride during an event in Dallas, TXPride has
donated many items to the museum’s collection of historical artifacts
including his 1971 CMA Award for “Country Male Vocalist of the Year”;
his 1972 “Best Sacred Performance” Grammy Award (for his recently
reissued Did You Think To Pray album); a Fender guitar and case
from his early years as a professional performer; a bat and glove from
his baseball career; letters from Lyndon B. Johnson and Richard Nixon;
and a collection of vintage clothing that includes tour outfits, suits,
sweaters, USO jackets and a Texas Rangers uniform.  Many of these relics
are expected to be included as part of the National Museum of African
American History & Culture’s permanent collection when it opens in
2015 on the National Mall in Washington D.C.
shows already performed in Grant, Oklahoma, and Lincoln City, Oregon,
Pride began 2013 with a bang and plans to keep the tour trail hot with a
May 2013 swing through Canada. Shortly after the Inaugural Ball, Pride
will be heading to Arizona to continue his annual tradition of working
out with the Texas Rangers during spring training.
Upcoming Tour Dates
2/09/2013    Effingham, IL (Effingham Performance Center)
3/15/2013    Harris, MI (Island Resort & Casino)
3/16/2013    Harris, MI (Island Resort & Casino)
4/06/2013    Manistee, MI (Little River Casino & Resort)
4/27/2013    Indio, CA (Stagecoach Festival)
5/01/2013    Regina, SK, Canada (Sid Buckwold Theatre, TCU Place)
5/04/2013    Winnipeg, Canada (Centennial Concert Hall)
5/06/2013    Edmonton, AB, Canada (Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium)
5/08/2013    Saint John, NB, Canada (Harbour Station)
5/09/2013    Moncton, NB, Canada (The Centre-Casino New Brunswick)
5/11/2013    St. John’s, NL, Canada (Mile One Centre)
5/12/2013    Halifax, NS, Canada (Rebecca Cohn Auditorium Dalhousie Arts Center)
5/15/2013    Kitchener, ON, Canada (Centre in the Square)
5/18/2013    Peterborough, ON, Canada (Peterborough Memorial Centre)
6/06/2013    Nashville, TN (Grand Ole Opry)
6/07/2013    Nashville, TN (Grand Ole Opry)
9/14/2013    Wisconsin Dells, WI (Crystal Grand Music Theatre)
9/21/2013    Wendover, UT (Peppermill Casino)
10/12/2013    Myrtle Beach, SC (Alabama Theater)
10/25/2013    Branson, MO (RFD-TV Theatre)
About Charley Pride
Charley Pride has garnered countless awards and recognitions over five decades for being a Country Music legend who
has transcended race and spanned the generations.  As a Country Music
Hall of Famer and member of the Grand Ole Opry, Pride’s legacy includes
more than 35 #1 hit singles, over 70 million albums sold, & 31 gold
and 4 platinum albums including one quadruple platinum.  Many of his
hits are now modern classics, including “Kiss An Angel Good Morning,”
which was a million-selling crossover single and helped Pride earn the
CMA Award as Entertainer of the Year in 1971 and Top Male Vocalist in
1971 and 1972.  Pride was honored for outstanding African-American
Achievement with a Trumpet Award by Turner Broadcasting in 1996, and he
received his very own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in
1999.  Pride’s legacy continues as he has remained one of the Top 20
best-selling country artists of all-time. 
For more information about Charley Pride, visit his website and Facebook page:

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