Charley Pride is a living legend, a former CMA Entertainer of the Year, member of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Grand Ole Opry. As a part of the CMA “Forever Country” mashup, Pride was featured as one of 30 former CMA winners in the song.
The video was released about 6 weeks prior to the 50th Annual CMA Awards and has close to 7 million views on YouTube. Somehow, Pride, who was featured in the opening number of the show, had not seen the song he was a part of.
Since no one had showed him the video, I felt it very necessary to make sure he saw it. I think he wanted a little more screen time, but otherwise he liked it.