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Reba McEntire Mourns the Death of Country Music Legend Charley Pride with a Heartfelt Tribute

Lois Oladejo
Dec 14, 2020
10:50 A.M.
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Classic American country singer, Reba McEntire, pays tribute to fellow country musician and professional baseball player Charlie Pride following his recent demise.

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Reba McEntire is an old school American country sweetheart. She recently took to her social media platform to write a heartwarming piece on the death of her fellow country musician, Charlie Pride.

Pride, also a talented musician, recently died on December 12, at the age of 86 from complications related to the new coronavirus. The star's death was followed by several tributes from his fellow entertainers and fans all over the world.

Reba McEntire speaks onstage during the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Awards. | Photo: Getty Images

Reba McEntire speaks onstage during the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Awards. | Photo: Getty Images

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McEntire was one of those entertainers that took to social media to pay tribute to the recently departed music star. The 65-year-old made use of her Twitter account to pass the message along with a picture of Pride, saying:

"Charley Pride will always be a legend in Country music. He will truly be missed but will always be remembered for his great music..."

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Pride's death came as a disaster to his fans on a national scale. The singer lived an incredibly fulfilling life, with one of his most outstanding achievements being that he was the first black country music star.

The singer was born in Sledge, Mississippi. Then, he moved on to work on Cotton fields; after that, he played baseball professionally before serving in the US army. He achieved extraordinary goals in all these fields before he began to make music.

McEntire joined the "#MyElf" meme challenge that has been taking over the internet.

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It only took this bundle of talent a couple of years before he quickly rose to become a country music superstar, a feat that earned Pride three Grammys and later, in 2000, the first black member of the Country Music Hall Of Fame.

The deceased country music legend went further to win the Country Music Association's Entertainer of the Year award, its top male vocalist prize, and the lifetime achievement prize.

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These, among the fantastic personality the singer possessed, are the things that got several celebrities and dignitaries in the world to pay him tribute, including President Bush and Billy Ray Cyrus.

Speaking of multiple award-winning talents, McEntire joined the "#MyElf" meme challenge that has been taking over the internet. The trend is based on "Elf on the Shelf," a popular children's holiday tradition.

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The trend started after famous actress Garcelle Beauvais posted a picture of herself sitting on music maker Pharrell William's shoulder. She further captioned the post with reference to the "Elf on the Shelf" tradition.

McEntire's post featured famous singer Justin Bieber sitting on her shoulder. The post got several laughs and reactions from fans, making her post just about the funniest one out on the internet.

The singer has always been considered as one of America's classic sweethearts, and the "Does He Love You" crooner has further proved this in the recent trend she just joined.

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