The internet’s biggest winner at the CMAs isn’t who you’d expect

Country music had high praise for Charley Pride

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To close out his acceptance speech, where he thanked those who impacted his life, Pride said, “All my fans, I want to say thank you. Well, I’m through talking. I just want to thank everybody again. Like I said, I’m nervous.” The internet loved it, with one person saying it’s the best speech ever to grace the CMAs stage, and another fan shared his joy at a Black man being honored for his work. Even fellow country artist Chase Rice chimed in on Pride’s award, tweeting, “Watching Charley Pride be so excited and real on the #CMAawards was one of the coolest things I’ve seen in a while. Absolute legend.”

Legend indeed.

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