Charley Pride’s “Kiss An Angel Good Mornin'” Inducted Into Grammy Hall Of Fame

Charley Pride’s “Kiss An Angel Good Mornin'” Inducted Into Grammy Hall Of Fame | Classic Country Music | Legendary Stories and Songs Videos

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The Recording Academy inducted 10 pieces of art into the Grammy Hall of Fame on Thursday (March 22).

Per a press release, “The GRAMMY Hall Of Fame was established in 1973 to honor musical recordings of lasting qualitative or historical significance that are at least 25 years old. There are currently 1,152 inducted recordings.”

The Recording Academy CEO Harvey Mason Jr. released the following statement after inducting four albums and six singles into the Hall of Fame.

“We’re proud to unveil the diverse mix of recordings entering the Grammy Hall Of Fame in its 50th year. The music showcased here has played a pivotal role in shaping our cultural landscape, and it’s a true honor to recognize these albums and recordings, along with the profound influence each has had on music and beyond.”

To celebrate these incredible works of art, the Recording Academy will be hosting the first-ever Grammy Hall of Fame Gala on May 21st at the NOVO Theater.

We, as country fans, were thrilled to see that Charley Pride’s 1971 hit single “Kiss An Angel Good Mornin'” was one of the ten pieces of art to be inducted.

"Kiss An Angel Good Mornin'" inducted into GRAMMY Hall Of Fame
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Other works of art include:

  • 3 Feet High and Rising – De La Soul album
  • Appetite for Destruction – Guns N’ Roses album
  • Buena Vista Social Club – Buena Vista Social Club album
  • “I Feel Love” Donna Summer single
  • “Let’s Have a Party” – Wanda Jackson single
  • “Ory’s Creole Trombone” – Kid Ory’s Creole Orchestra single
  • The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill – Lauryn Hill album
  • “What a Fool Believes,” The Doobie Brothers, single; and
  • “You Don’t Miss Your Water,” William Bell, single.

In a statement on Charley Pride’s Facebook page, his family wrote, “The Pride family looks forward to this extraordinary celebration of Charley’s best-known single and congratulates his fellow 2024 honorees.”

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Charley Pride released “Kiss an Angel Good Mornin'” in October 1971 as the first single off his album Charley Pride Sings Heart Songs.

It became one of, if not the most, popular songs of his career. It crossed over to the pop chart and peaked at number 21 on the Billboard Hot 100, while topping the Country chart. A number of country artists have recorded the song over the years including George Jones, Alan Jackson, Conway Twitty, Gene Stuart, Roy Clark, Percy Sledge, and Heather Myles.

In addition, Luke Combs performed it at the 2021 CMT Giants television special, which honored Charley Pride. In 2020, Charley Pride was the Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award recipient at the CMA Awards. It also marked the last time he performed live, as he passed away a little over a month later to complications with COVID-19.


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