When you mention the Pride family name in country music, of course we immediately recall Stephen Pride's big brother Charley Pride, the legendary country music artist! Charley Pride, would be the first of the high quality country music recording artists from the Pride family. Not to be ignored though, two more Pride family country music recording artists have come to make their own mark in the industry, Charley's younger brother Stephen, and Charley's son Dion, have also been hitting front and center stages of events and venues in the USA and abroad.
Stephen has carved out his own niche in the industry, with an outstanding vocal range which makes him unique in comparison to many of the other country music singers of today. Stephen no doubt, has the ability to capture his audiences with his singing and lyrical expertise! He will keep them dancing tip toe to tip toe during his shows and/or tapping their toes from start to finish in his concert appearances.
Stephen's premier album "Pride On The Wild Side" is a blend of country melodies that rip right into the heart of country music lovers. This recording project by no means will disappoint those expecting the Pride family tradition of soulful country vocal treats, blended well with real life stories, great lyrics, and country music lover's busting flare of good music. Look for these songs to be further promoted to radio soon!
Stephen is grateful to have had the opportunity to open for and/or shared the stage with some of the great country music legends/artists such as Charley Pride, Willie Nelson, Louise Mandrell, Charlie Daniels, Keith Whitley, Merle Haggard, Ricky Van Shelton, Billy Joe Royal, Roger Miller, The Bellamy Brothers, Desert Rose Band, Johnny Rodriguez, David Ball, and many more.
The tragedy of the loss of his son Jaimeian in 2012 to a heart attack, left Stephen, his lovely wife Pam, and the rest of the family broken hearted. However, eventually this also has helped to compel him to move forward with his life and career to write and perform songs to positively influence the lives of others. He now shares testimony of life in the lanes of country music, and real life of a married man and father, who bleeds in his heart and through his music at times! Stephen and his family like many of us do, draw unto our Lord Jesus Christ to strengthen them. There is talk of gospel songs and an old hymnal album to come from Stephen along with many other soulful country music treats we are familiar with in the not so distant future.
For Stephen, being disserving of a major label signing is really not a far fetched thing at all. Following in the steps of his brother Charley, look for Stephen to continue to carve out his own path, as he lives his life for God, family, friends, and country music sweetness! Stephen will not disappoint any event or venue looking to book him to make your event that much more successful and enjoyed!