On the night country music legend Charley Pride passed away, Chris Young made sure his legacy will never be forgotten. So, during his Grand Ole Ole Opry performance in Nashville, Tennessee, he made sure to pay tribute to Pride with a mesmerizing, emotion-filled rendition of “Kiss An Angel Good Mornin’.”
“Country music has truly lost a legend and we’d like to honor him with one of his songs tonight,” Chris Young said about Pride’s death and went on with his breathtaking performance. Meanwhile, photos of the Country Music Hall of Famer played as a slideshow on the video screen behind Young.
Written by Ben Peters, “Kiss an Angel Good Mornin'” tells the story of a happily married couple. Their marriage is so joyful and successful that it got their friends asking the secret to their relationship. Pride released the romantic ballad in 1971 as the first single off his album Charley Pride Sings Heart Songs, and has become one of his signature songs.
Since then, several artists have covered the song – this includes George Jones, Conway Twitty, Roy Clark, and Alan Jackson.
The Loss Of True Country Music Pioneer And Icon
Charley Pride, who was the first black country singer to become a Country Music Hall of Fame member, died in 2020 from complications of COVID-19. His family revealed that Pride was admitted to the hospital but was unable to overcome the virus despite the incredible efforts of his medical team. He was 86.
In addition to Chris Young, Scotty McCreery and Dennis Quaid were also present in the Grand Ole Opry show. McCreery dedicated his performance of “5 More Minutes” to the late country legend. He ended his performance saying, “We love you, Charley.”
Meanwhile, Quaid also delivered “On My Way To Heaven” in honor of Pride.
Anyway, you can watch Chris Young’s performance of “Kiss An Angel Good Mornin'” in the video below.
Charley Pride, Chris Young