Some of country music’s greatest singers took over the 60s and 70s. From Loretta Lynn to Elvis Presley, their talents will forever go down in music history. One country singer, Charley Pride had the same effect on the ever-growing industry. Beginning his career on the baseball field, one of his managers noticed his golden vocals. As fans started to catch on, his music career took off.
Fast forward to today and Pride is a four-time Grammy Award-winning artist. Adding to his achievements, Pride was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2000. He has gone on to leave his mark on the country music world. Every year around the holiday season, fans always reminisce on Pride’s famous classic Christmas covers.
Pride’s Holiday Spirit
In 1970, Pride released his album, Christmas In My Home Town. The 10-track album featured some Christmas classics as well as a couple of Pride’s original songs. The country singer’s original titles were “Santa And The Kids” and “Happy Christmas Day.”
Another classic on Pride’s Christmas album is “Little Dummer Boy.” Although a plethora of artists have since covered their own rendition since its original 1941 release, Pride’s vocals grace the song in a unique way. Accompanied by a choir as backing vocals, Pride’s voice takes over the main harmony. His soft vocals make the song comforting and peaceful.
Charley Pride’s rendition of “Little Drummer Boy” is magical at best. Enjoy it below!