Charley Pride honored with statue outside Ryman Auditorium
His statue unveiling on Wednesday is open to the public.
Published: Mar. 25, 2023 at 6:47 PM CDT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WSMV) – Late country music legend Charley Pride was honored Wednesday with a bronze statue outside of the iconic Ryman Auditorium.
Pride’s statue joined other country music stars, like Loretta Lynn, Bill Monroe and Little Jimmy Dickens, as part of the Ryman’s Icon Walk. The Icon Walk outside the Ryman recognizes music legends who have paved the way for Nashville performers, according to a media release.
Pride, who helped break color barriers in country music, enjoyed one of the most successful careers in country music history. Pride died in 2020 at the age of 86 from complications due to COVID-19.
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