Renowned for the timeless hit “Kiss an Angel Good Mornin‘,” Charley Pride stood as a trailblazing figure among black country musicians. Unleashing this iconic track in 1971, Pride etched his name in the annals of country music history, soaring to the top of charts and solidifying its status as one of the greatest country songs ever. This masterpiece remains a defining anthem in Pride’s musical legacy.
Beyond his music, Charley Pride was a devoted father of three. Intriguingly, one of his sons, Dion Pride, decided to walk in his father’s musical footsteps. Collaborating closely with his father, Dion showcased his musical prowess by playing lead guitar and keyboard in the elder Pride’s band.
Dion’s passion for his father’s career was unmistakable. Opening for his father’s shows and even contributing as a co-writer for one of Charley’s albums, Dion became an integral part of his father’s musical journey.
During their joint tours, Dion introduced original compositions to the audience. Garnering respect and love from fans, the enthusiastic response inspired Dion to embark on a solo career. His musical journey took him across the globe, performing for troops on multiple USO tours.
A Special Tribute Unfolds with Dion and Lorrie Morgan
In a heartfelt tribute to Charley Pride at one of Dion’s Texas shows, he shared the stage with fellow country artist Lorrie Morgan. The duo decided to honor Charley by performing his legendary hit, “Kiss an Angel Good Mornin‘,” captivating the audience with their remarkable rendition.
Onstage, Dion and Lorrie took turns, trading lines and showcasing their distinct talents. Dion, already recognized for his vocal prowess, proved he could effortlessly channel his father’s distinctive voice. As they delved into the chorus, the harmonious blend of Dion and Lorrie’s equally golden voices created a duet that resonated sweetly with the crowd. A well-deserved round of applause echoed through the venue, affirming the magic of their performance.
In the grand tapestry of the Pride family, Dion has inherited the musical legacy bestowed upon him by his father. Watching Charley Pride’s children blossom into incredible performers is a testament to the enduring joy that music brings, bridging generations with its timeless melodies.