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Stars Pay Tribute To Charley Pride On “CMT Giants” Special

Some of today’s biggest country stars came out to celebrate the late Charley Pride on last night’s special, “CMT GIANTS: Charley Pride,” with the show jam-packed with great performances, as well as remembrances of the performing great, who died in December.

The night kicked off with Mickey Guyton talking about how Charley “changed the face of country music by merely being himself.” She then performed Charley’s 1971 song “It’s Just Me.” She was followed by Charley’s good friend George Strait, who performed 1970s’ “Is Anyone Goin’ To San Antone.”

Of course someone had to sing Charley’s signature “Kiss An Angel Good Morning,” and that fell on Luke Combs, who was joined by Robert Randolph on lap steel and Reyna Roberts on piano. And Garth Brooks had the task of wrapping up the evening, with a performance of 1978’s “When I Stop Leaving (I’ll Be Gone)”

Other highlights included: Gladys Knight performed 1981’s “Roll On Mississippi,” Jimmie Allen sang 1969’s “All I Have To Offer You (Is Me),” Darius Rucker performed 1978’s “Somebody Loves You Honey,” Wynonna picked “Just Between You And Me,” Alan Jackson paid tribute with 1970’s “Where Do I Put Her Memory,” Charley’s son Dion Pride performed Charley’s 1981 number one hit “Mountain of Love,” and Lee Ann Womack performed “performed 1967’s “Crystal Chandeliers.”