CMT announces ‘Giants’ special celebrating the late Charley Pride

CMT has announced “CMT GIANTS: Charley Pride,” celebrating the life of trailblazing country music legend Charley Pride. The star-studded, 90-minute event premieres Wednesday, August 25 at 9p/8c exclusively on CMT.

Pride died December 13, 2020 due to COVID-19 complications at the age of 86. CMT GIANTS: Charley Pride brings together Charley’s friends to celebrate his most legendary hits, including Alan Jackson, Darius Rucker, son Dion Pride, Garth Brooks, George Strait, Gladys Knight, Jimmie Allen, Lee Ann Womack, Luke Combs featuring Robert Randolph + Reyna Roberts, Mickey Guyton and Wynonna. Special guests Neal McCoy, Nolan Ryan, Reba, Ronnie Milsap, and Charley’s wife Rozene Pride, also appear to share their personal memories and reflect on Charley’s lasting legacy, which are blended alongside rare archival photos, interviews and performances, with clips and commentary from Charley Pride himself.

Charley’s widow, Rozene Pride, shared: “I am delighted to have so many giants in the business celebrate the legacy of Pride. He would have been so happy to see the artists give so generously of their time and talent honoring him. This truly is a testament to the impact that he had on the country music community for so many years.”

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