Charley Pride Top Golden Voice Award Winner

Charley Pride won the top distinction — entertainer of the year — at the 4th annual Golden Voice Awards show held June 13 at the I-24 Expo Center near Nashville. The awards are presented by the Performer’s Benefit Fund to raise money for hospital expenses of veteran country music performers. The other winners were Hank Locklin, male vocalist; Jean Shepard, female vocalist; the Jordanaires, group; Floyd T. “Lightnin’” Chance, musician; Ricky Skaggs, bluegrass performer; Cindy Walker, songwriter; Billy Walker, career achievement; Red Foley, legacy award; Lonnie Bell, radio personality; and businessman Ed Gregory, Golden Circle award for overall contributions. The award and acceptance speech segments can be seen via streaming video at goldenvoiceawards.com. 6/24/02