Everyone needs a certain appreciation for the classics – those songs that inspired the Texas and Nashville tunes we hear today. There was a certain honesty in songwriting back in the day that deserves to be recognized and remembered.
Charley Pride is one of few African-Americans that have seen success in the country music genre, alongside Darius Rucker. During the rise of his career, he broke the predisposition that country music was a 'white medium' by earning a Grammy for Just Between You and Me, and becoming the first black musician to perform at the Grand Ol Opry.