PART ONE OF TWO: 2020 has been an awful year for everybody, no doubt about it. But for country music, this year seems to have been especially devastating. I can't remember a year where so many country icons have been taken - it seems like we've barely had the time to mourn the passing of one country star when another one has passed. It's been utterly exhausting for me to wrap my head around, personally. But the loss of Charley Pride in December of 2020 was different. Pride was a giant of the genre, no doubt about it, and all his trailblazing aside, Pride's buttery vocal and most of his catalogue fit our format down to a T here at "If That Ain't Country". His was a big loss indeed. And so, I thought it fitting to re-release an archival episode of the show which originally aired in February of 2017. Bear with my presenting style if you can (we're always learning, but even more so back then haha): the music enclosed on "The Incomparable Charley Pride" is stellar. An icon remembered this week on the show - I hope you and yours are staying safe! And despite it all, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! - WR