It’s been six years since Charley Pride released his last album so I’m sure everybody’s excited! Country Music Hall of Famer and Grand Ole Opry member released his most recent album “Music in my Heart” last July 7. It is released under Music City and it includes thirteen brand new songs.
“It was fun getting back into the studio,” Charley Pride says. “My goal was to record the best traditional country album possible. But I also wanted someone else to handle all of the producer chores so that I could focus more on my singing,”
Billy Yates, a traditional country songwriter, and performer produced the songs.
I wanted someone else to handle all of the producer chores so that I could focus more on my singing,” says Pride. “Billy Yates and I started working together early last year. His self-produced albums show a strong respect for traditional country and he’s a good songwriter too. Finding the right songs took a while and we both keep busy schedules, so this album took longer to finish than I’m used to. But we did find some wonderful songs and I’m very happy with how everything sounds. I hope everyone will enjoy listening to the album as much as I enjoyed making it.”
Other contributing artists include “Whispering” Bill Anderson, “Country” Johnny Mathis, Tommy Collins, and Ben Peters, who also wrote one of Pride’s signature songs, “Kiss An Angel Good Mornin’.” The new album also includes a tribute to Merle Haggard. “The other good news for my fans is that they probably won’t have to wait quite as long for the next album,” says Pride. “We’ve actually been working on a second project at the same time, which I hope to release sometime next year.”
Pride was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Recording Academy earlier this year after being a three-time Grammy Awards winner. He will be accepting the award this summer during the Academy’s Special Merit Awards ceremony, which will take place in New York City. Pride will also be hitting the road this summer to support Music in My Heart‘s release; a list of upcoming tour dates can be found at CharleyPride.com.
Here is the track listing for the album:
Make Me One More Memory
Natural Feeling For You
All By My Lonesome
It Wasn’t That Funny
The Same Eyes That Always Drove Me Crazy
I Learned A Lot
You’re Still In These Crazy Arms Of Mine
The Way It Was In ‘51
I Just Can’t Stop Missing You
You Lied To Me
Standing In My Way
Music In My Heart
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