Charley Pride Takes Stand Surprises Fan

charleypride042707Country Music Hall of Fame member Charley Pride showed up in the town of Leduc in Alberta, Canada on Thursday (4/2), to take a stand against online ticket scalping and surprise a dedicated fan in the process. Determined to catch Pride’s show at the Jubilee Auditorium in nearby Edmonton, longtime fan Jacqueline Sharp ended up on a resale ticket site and paid $1,210.71 for a pair of seats to the June 20 show. Tickets are $58.50 and $67.50 plus service charges at Ticketmaster. Pride, who lives in Dallas, learned about Sharp’s situation when her son sent an e-mail to his agent. Amid a flock of cameras and journalists, Pride surprised Sharp at the City Centre Mall in Leduc, where she works. The singer handed her $933 US — or the equivalent of what she paid — and two floor seats to his Edmonton concert. Sharp cried when she hugged Pride. “I don’t think it’s right,” Pride said. “I wouldn’t like paying that much money to see myself.”

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