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The Recording Academy honored Charley Pride

The Recording Academy honored Charley Pride with one of its 2017 Lifetime Achievement Awards during a ceremony and tribute concert on July 11 at The Beacon Theatre in New York City. PBS will air the show, Grammy Salute to Music Legends, on Oct. 13 at 9 p.m.

Other 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award winners include Jimmie Rogers, who is known as the “Father of Country Music,” as well as Shirley Caesar, Ahmad Jamal, Nina Simone, Sly Stone and the Velvet Underground.

Dwight Yoakam saluted Jimmie Rodgers with a medley of songs, including “Hobo Bill’s Last Ride,” “Mule Skinner Blues” and “T For Texas,” while Neal McCoy paid tribute to Charley by singing “Is Anybody Goin’ to San Antone.”

Charley also performed his well-known hit, “Kiss an Angel Good Mornin.’”

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