On August 25, 2021, CMT aired a star-studded TV special titled CMT Giants: Charley Pride. As CMT announced, the special told the country legend’s story “through his own words.”
The event included performances and tributes from Garth Brooks, Reba McEntire, George Strait, Alan Jackson, Darius Rucker, Gladys Knight, Jimmie Allen, Lee Ann Womack, Luke Combs with Robert Randolph and Reyna Roberts, Mickey Guyton, Wynonna Judd, Ronnie Milsap, Neal McCoy, Nolan Ryan, and Charley’s son, Dion Pride.
Since Charley had 30 number one songs to his name, and 52 Top Ten hits, there were plenty of songs to go around! George Strait chose to perform “Is Anybody Goin’ to San Antone?” which was released in February 1970 off his album, Charley Pride’s 10th Album.
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George, of course, put his signature King of Country Music twist on the song, but stayed true to Pride’s classic sound. After singing the final note, he earned a well-deserved round of applause.
Watch George Strait’s performance below. We know Charley would be proud!