Charley Frank Pride is an American country music singer, musician/guitarist, recording artist, performer, and business owner. His greatest musical success came in the early to mid-1970s when he became the best-selling performer for RCA Records since Elvis Presley. In total, he has garnered 39 No. 1 hits on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts. Pride is one of the few African-American country musicians to have had considerable success in the country music industry and one of only three African-Americans to have been inducted as a member of the Grand Ole Opry. In 2010, Pride became a special investor and minority owner of the Texas Rangers Major League Baseball club.
- Born: March 18, 1938 (age 80), Sledge
- Aliases: "Country" Charlie Pride, Charley Frank Pride, Charlie Pride, Charly Pride, Pride, Charley, The Pride of Country Music
- Height: 6′ 1″ (1.85m)
- Genre: Country
- Websites: http://www.charleypride.com/