Jimmie Allen shared a heartfelt message via his Instagram story to honor Charley Pride. As the country music world reacts to Pride’s death, Allen may have a unique point of view.
After passing on Saturday at the age of 86 due to complications from COVID-19, Charley Pride has been honored by countless fans. Especially, singer Jimmie Allen, who shared a duet with Pride during his last performance at the CMAs on November 11, offered an emotional message.
Jimmie Allen Shares Heartfelt Message To Honor Pride
Allen took to Instagram recently to honor Pride, this time updating his story with a message.
In a post on his Instagram story, Allen writes, “Sometimes we will never understand why certain things happen. Through the pain, we fight to hold onto the memories that were made. Do I always agree with things God allows to take place… hell no, but I trust through the pain of loss that he has a plan of healing and unity. Today is rough.”
Singer Responds to Performing with Pride
Pride was being honored with the Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award, and Allen was elected to perform alongside the music great. Allen even posted a photo on Instagram, celebrating the time he spent with Pride. Allen wrote, “Last night was so special. I got to sing with my hero Charley Pride and Present him with The Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award. So thankful for him and his courage to break so many barriers.”
Allen honored Pride for the strides he made in country music.
Pride became country music’s first African-American commercial star in the 1960s. Pride recorded 29 number one hits on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart during his career. Additionally, in 2000, Pride became the first Black member of the Country Music Hall of Fame. One of his hits included, “Kiss an Angel Good Morning,” which Pride performed during his last performances at the CMAs.