Pride, Charlie Frank

Pride was born in Sledge, Quitman County, MS, in 1938. Charlie Pride was the first African American to be a successful country music musician. During his music career Charlie obtained twenty-nine No. 1 singles, and he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2000.

Sources:

http://www.cmt.com/news/articles/1578951/20080103/pride_charley.jhtml

http://www.countrymusichalloffame.com/site/inductees.aspx?cid=158#