CMA Award for Male Vocalist of the Year awarded to Charley Pride

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1971 Country Music Association (CMA) award for Male Vocalist of the Year, awarded to Charley Pride. The base of the award is white plastic with a gold metal plaque. Etched lettering on the plaque says "CHARLEY PRIDE / MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR / 1971." The top portion of the award is a wooden cone with a carved-out section on the front at the bottom. There is a gold metal music note in the carved-out section. Lettering on the flag of the music note reads "COUNTRY / MUSIC / ASSOCIATION." The note head features a raised design of a world map with lettering across the center that reads "BEST LIKED WORLD WIDE."
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Charley Pride
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Issued by
Country Music Association, American, founded 1958
Received by
Charley Pride, American, born 1934
African American
Country (Music)
Instrumentalists (Musicians)
Singers (Musicians)
wood, metal, plastic
H x W x D: 14 x 5 x 5 in. (35.6 x 12.7 x 12.7 cm)
National Museum of African American History and Culture
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