Charley Pride has been honored with a road marker on the Mississippi Country Music Trail. The ceremony was held Tuesday, March 29 on Highway 3 in Pride’s hometown of Sledge, MS. A portion of the highway has also been renamed “Charley Pride Highway.” “I’m honored and humbled at the same time. It was wonderful!” says Pride. “Who’d have thought that a kid who walked four miles to school and four miles home every day would ever get such a tribute?”
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Recording artist Margaret Durante visited the CMA offices on April 8 to perform songs from her forthcoming EP including the title track and upcoming single “Maybe Tonight.” Durante is signed to Stroudavarious Records’ imprint Emrose Records.
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Jeremy McComb participated in the Wounded Warrior Project Soldier Ride in San Diego, Calif. during late March. McComb says, “While I’m a bit sore and exhausted, this weekend was incredible and life changing for me!! I made so many new friends with the Wounded Warrior Project. The warriors continue to amaze me through their stories, their selfless actions, their spirit and will.”