Charley Pride Readies New Album “Music In My Heart”

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Country Music Hall of Famer and Grand Ole Opry member Charley Pride will release his first album in over six years when Music In My Heart hits the shelves on July 7th. Featuring 13 brand new recordings, it will be released via Music City Records. “It was fun getting back into the studio,” Charley Pride says. “My goal was to record the best traditional country album possible.”

Music In My Heart was produced by traditional country songwriter and performer Billy Yates.

I wanted someone else to handle all of the producer chores so that I could focus more on my singing,” says Pride. “Billy Yates and I started working together early last year. His self-produced albums show a strong respect for traditional country and he’s a good songwriter too. Finding the right songs took a while and we both keep busy schedules, so this album took longer to finish than I’m used to. But we did find some wonderful songs and I’m very happy with how everything sounds. I hope everyone will enjoy listening to the album as much as I enjoyed making it.”

Contributing songwriters to the project include “Whispering” Bill Anderson, “Country” Johnny Mathis, Tommy Collins, and Ben Peters, who also wrote one of Pride’s signature songs, “Kiss An Angel Good Mornin’.” The new album also includes a tribute to Merle Haggard. “The other good news for my fans is that they probably won’t have to wait quite as long for the next album” says Pride. “We’ve actually been working on a second project at the same time, which I hope to release sometime next year.”

charley-pride-music-in-my-heartMusic In My Heart Track List:
1. New Patches
2. Make Me One More Memory
3. Natural Feeling For You
4. All By My Lonesome
5. It Wasn’t That Funny
6. The Same Eyes That Always Drove Me Crazy
7. I Learned A Lot
8. You’re Still In These Crazy Arms Of Mine
9. The Way It Was In ‘51
10. I Just Can’t Stop Missing You
11. You Lied To Me
12. Standing In My Way
13. Music In My Heart