CMT has announced that a star-packed special celebrating the life and legacy of country music titan Charley Pride will air on CMT on August 25.
Country stars Garth Brooks and Luke Combs are among the artists paying tribute to Pride during the 90-minute special, titled “CMT GIANTS: Charley Pride.”
Other performers who will take the stage to celebrate Pride’s most legendary hits include Darius Rucker, George Strait, Jimmie Allen, Gladys Knight, Alan Jackson, Mickey Guyton, Lee Ann Womack, Robert Randolph, Reyna Roberts and Wynonna.
Other special guests include Reba McEntire, Ronnie Milsap, Neal McCoy and Pride’s widow Rozene. They will share their personal memories and reflect on Charley’s lasting legacy, blended alongside rare archival photos, interviews, and performances, with clips and commentary from Pride.
“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,” Rozene Pride said in a statement. “This truly is a testament to the impact that he had on the country music community for so many years.”
Launched in 2006, the CMT GIANTS franchise is CMT‘s special program honoring the careers of country music’s most legendary artists.
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