Tune-in Alert! "THE BIG INTERVIEW" with Dan Rather to Feature Charley Pride, Charlie Daniels and Tanya Tucker

Exclusive Hour-Long Interviews Air Nationally on AXS The AXS hit show “THE BIG INTERVIEW” with Dan Rather is going country with upcoming episodes featuring music icons Charley Pride, Charlie Daniels and Tanya Tucker. Don’t miss as each superstar sits down for an hour-long interview with host, Dan Rather, to discuss and relive some of the biggest genre-defining moments. “THE BIG INTERVIEW” airs nationally and features thought-provoking, in-depth interviews with some of the most talented artists from across the entertainment industry. Fans can find future airings and purchase episodes in-full HERE. “THE BIG INTERVIEW” Tune-In: Dec. 02 at 10:30am ET – Charley Pride Dec. 03 at 10:00am ET – Charlie Daniels Dec 03 at 11:00am ET – Charley Pride Dec. 05 at 9:30am ET – Tanya Tucker Beloved Country music pioneer Charley Pride sits down with Dan Rather for The Big Interview on Dec. 02 10:30am ET and Dec. 03 at 11:00am ET. During the candid hour-long conversation, the Grammy-winning singer opens up about his early life as one of 11 children, picking cotton in the fields of the Mississippi Delta, as well as his introduction to music, the songs that inspired him, and his first guitar. Charlie Daniels sits down with Rather for an intimate and in-depth interview at Daniels’ recording studio in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee, airing Dec. 03 at 10:00am ET. In the candid discussion, Daniels opens up about his youth in the Civil Rights Era south, breaking into the competitive Nashville scene, his signature hit “The Devil Went Down to Georgia,” life on the road and more. Groundbreaking country singer Tanya Tucker joins Dan Rather on THE BIG INTERVIEW Dec. 05 at 9:30am ET. During the intimate hour-long discussion, the beloved singer, songwriter, and former child star opens up about her battle with depression, overcoming a disfiguring chemical peel in 2008, and how her faith has helped her heal.  

Country Trailblazer Charley Pride Featured In This Week’s Closer Weekly Magazine

Pride Announced As a Performer During “The 50th Annual CMA Awards” Airing Wednesday, Nov. 2 on the ABC Television Network NASHVILLE, Tenn. (October 24, 2016) – Country music icon Charley Pride opens up about his trailblazing career in the “Heart to Heart” section of Closer Weekly, on newsstands now. The three-page spread gives fans an unprecedented look at rarely seen photos of the multi-platinum selling superstar’s illustrious career. Pride also reflects on topics about his humble beginnings in rural Mississippi, being a father, and what inspired him to pursue music. The three-time CMA winner has experienced a resurgence in 2016 on the anniversary of his 50th year as a country music recording artist, while just being announced as a performer at “The 50th Annual CMA Awards” airing Wednesday, Nov. 2 on ABC Television Network. Pride was featured in “Forever Country,” along with Dolly Parton, Reba McEntire, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean and more, to celebrate the CMA Awards 50th anniversary. The song dominated the charts upon its release, hitting No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. Fans can catch the Grammy award-winning singer on tour throughout 2016, playing select shows in North America (see remaining dates below). Don’t miss as the Country Music Hall of Fame singer performs some of his biggest hits, including “Kiss an Angel Good Morning,” “Is Anybody Going To San Antone?,” “Roll on Mississippi,” and many more. Charley Pride on Tour: Nov. 13 Waxahatchie, Texas – Waxahatchie Civic Centre Nov. 18 Wendover, Nev. – Peppermill Concert Hall Nov. 26 Houston, Texas – Redneck Country Club About Charley Pride: Charley Pride celebrates his 50th anniversary as a recording artist this year. He has enjoyed one of the most successful careers in the history of country music and is credited with helping to break color barriers by becoming the first black superstar within the genre. A true living legend, he has sold tens of millions of records worldwide with his large repertoire of hits. A three-time Grammy award winner, Pride has garnered no less than 36 chart-topping country hits, including “Kiss An Angel Good Morning,” a massive #1 crossover hit that sold over a million singles and helped Pride land the Country Music Association’s “Entertainer of the Year” award in 1971 and the “Top Male Vocalist” awards of 1971 and 1972. A proud member of the Grand Ole Opry, Pride continues to perform concerts worldwide and has toured the United States, Canada, Ireland, The United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand over the last several years.  


Country Music Roots Run Deep With Springer Mountain Farms® Chicken in October Featuring Charley Pride, Confederate Railroad, Johnny Lee, John Conlee, Bellamy Brothers, Collin Raye, Janie Fricke, Joey Canyon, Ronnie McDowell and Rex Allen Jr. The month of October brings new books2C childhood memories, and some great Springer Mountain Farms® chicken recipes from featured artists on Great Country Moments. September episodes will feature Charley Pride, Confederate Railroad, Johnny Lee, John Conlee, Bellamy Brothers, Collin Raye, Janie Fricke, Joey Canyon, Ronnie McDowell and Rex Allen Jr. Fans can access Great Country Moments content online at www.greatcountrymoments.com. Through the one-of-a-kind story segments, the featured country stars will take viewers through some of the best times of their career and reveal emotional, exciting, and memorable moments that fans have never heard first-hand. Along with the videos will be trivia questions t hat viewers can answer to enter a contest to win a variety of prizes. A grand prize of a free FREEZER FULL OF CHICKEN will be given away to one lucky winner who participates in the trivia contest. “Springer Mountain Farms® enjoys many wonderful partnerships with the country music community. Great Country Moments is another great outlet to feature some of country music’s finest with an added bonus, their favorite chicken recipe! We have created a living cookbook that fans and Springer Mountain Farms® chicken lovers can follow along with. I can’t wait to try the recipes out in my kitchen!” said Gus Arrendale, President of Springer Mountain Farms®. The “Great Country Moments” series features a new video being released each week. The recipe segments will reveal the artist’s favorite homemade recipes using Springer Mountain Farms® chicken, along with a written reci pe that will be available to viewers. Some of the stars featured in the series include Johnny Lee, The Oak Ridge Boys, Tanya Tucker, Ronnie McDowell, Jeannie Seely, Deborah Allen, Jimmy Fortune and many more. October Episodes of Great Country Moments Monday, October 3 – Charley Pride Southwest White Chicken Chili Recipe, Collin Raye 25 Years Moment Monday, October 10 – Danny Shirley Misty’s Chicken Recipe, Janie Fricke Working With Other Artists Moment Monday, October 17 – Johnny Lee Drunk Chicken Recipe, Joey Canyon Rhythm Of Living And The TV Show Moment Monday, October 24 – John Conlee Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe, Ronnie McDowell Writi ng The Book Moment Monday, October 31 – Bellamy Brothers Almost Hot Unfried Chicken Recipe, Rex Allen Jr. Growing Up In The Industry Moment About Springer Mountain Farms® Springer Mountain Farms® is a family owned business that has been raising chickens for over 40 years. Years ago in the hills of Northeast Georgia, our founders started selling chickens in the back room of their grocery store. They built the company on strong values and kindred relationships within the farming community, and all of the farmers, with up to forty years of experience and third generation families, take great pride in what they do to raise the finest chicken on the market today. Over the years, Continue reading GREAT COUNTRY MOMENTS” PRESENTED BY SPRINGER MOUNTAIN FARMS® FEATURING COUNTRY LEGENDS IN OCTOBER

Charley Pride to Receive Master Award at the 3rd Annual Ameripolitan Music Awards

Charley Pride to Receive Master Award at 3rd Annual Ameripolitan Music Awards   (Austin, TX) – The 3rd Annual Ameripolitan Music Awards will be held Tuesday, February 16th, 8:00 pm at the historic Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress Avenue in downtown Austin, Texas with music legend and past Ameripolitan winner Ray Benson as host. Charley Pride (Master Award) will join Wanda Jackson (Founder of the Sound) and Red Simpson (Founder of the Sound) as special award recipients. Tickets are available at austintheatre.org, the Paramount Theatre box office, and by phone at (512) 474-1221.   “Charley Pride is the first living male to ever receive the Ameripolitan Masters Award, preceded only by the amazing Ray Price, who was instrumental in creating the awards,” exclaims Dale Watson, founder of the Ameripolitan Awards. “Charley Pride’s music spans several generations, blazed new trails, and has never compromised his roots. This makes him perfect for the highest honor we can bestow, the Ameripolitan Master Award.” Celebrity presenters include Mike Wolfe of American Pickers and Todd and Don of KLBJ-AM with Sirius XM’s Dallas Wayne jumping into the announcer’s seat for another year.  Artists slated to perform at this year’s ceremony include Charley Pride, Wanda Jackson, Red Simpson, Billy Joe Shaver, James Hand, Doyle and Debbie, Georgette Jones, Justin Trevino, Rosie Flores, Whitey Morgan, Kim Lenz, Charlie Thompson, The Country Side of Harmonica Sam, Jason Roberts, Unknown Hinson, and other special guests. Voting online or by app is available now through December 26, 2015. Winners will be announced live during the 3rd Annual Ameripolitan Music Awards on Tuesday, February 16, 2016. Fans may vote in the following categories: Honky Tonk – Female, Male, Group; Western Swing – Female, Male, Group; Rockabilly – Female, Male, Group; Outlaw – Female, Male, Group; Ameripolitan DJ; Ameripolitan Venue; Ameripolitan Festival; and Ameripolitan Musician. A full list of nominees can be found here. Designed by Ballot Blaster, the ‘Ameripolitan 2016’ app is available for purchase ($1.99) with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Fender Music Foundation, which aims to keep music education alive and available in our nation’s schools and communities. Fans may also vote online beginning November 26th without purchasing the app at Ameripolitan.com. Only one vote is permitted, per valid email address.  Tickets to the 3rd Annual Ameripolitan Awards are available at www.austintheatre.org. For updates and breaking news, please visit Ameripolitan.com as well as the Ameripolitan Awards social networks on TWITTER and FACEBOOK.  Sponsors: The event is made possible by the generous sponsorship of presenting sponsor, Lone Star and co-sponsor, Fender. About Ameripolitan Music Awards: The Ameripolitan Music Awards, a 501(c)3, was created under the leadership of Texas Honky Tonk legend, Dale Watson, to acknowledge the exceptional creativity and dedication of roots artists whose work does not readily conform to the tastes of today’s “Country”, or other music genres and organizations. Ameripolitan Music LLC and The Ameripolitan Music Awards were founded to benefit and acknowledge these artists. It also provides fans with a means of finding these artists and their Continue reading Charley Pride to Receive Master Award at the 3rd Annual Ameripolitan Music Awards

Charley Pride – Classic Country Artist

In celebration of Charley Pride‘s birthday today, I decided we should showcase a little bit of his talent. Charley is a country music staple, making appearances on many variety shows like HeeHaw in the 60’s and 70’s He blasted through country music charts scoring a total of 36 number one hits including “All I Have To Offer You Is Me” and “Kiss an Angel Good Morning“. His smooth velvety baritone voice melted hearts the world over as he toured Europe, Australia, Japan, and Canada among many other places. Charley Pride still tours to this day and rumor has it that a movie telling the story of his life is in the works. [youtube:http://youtube.com/watch?v=H0sesU1l2hU] Country Music Photo Gallery