olly Parton has paid tribute to her “dearest and oldest buddy” nation singer Charley Pleasure following his dying aged 86.
The nation music legend died on Saturday in Dallas following problems with coronavirus, in accordance with his publicist.
Charley Pleasure was thought of nation music’s first black famous person and the primary black member of the Nation Music Corridor of Fame.
His finest identified tracks included Kiss An Angel Good Mornin’, Is Anyone Goin’ to San Antone and Mountain of Love.
Tributes for the star had been flooding social media following the unhappy information of his dying led by Dolly Parton.
She stated on Twitter: “I’m so heartbroken that one in all my dearest and oldest associates, Charley Pleasure, has handed away. It’s even worse to know that he handed away from COVID-19. What a horrible, horrible virus.
“Charley, we are going to all the time love you. Relaxation In Peace. My love and ideas exit to his household and all of his followers.”
Born in Sledge, Mississippi, in 1934, Pleasure picked cotton, performed baseball, labored in a smelting plant in Montana, and served within the U.S. Military earlier than turning into nation music’s first black famous person.
He scored 52 High 10 nation hits, together with 29 Quantity Ones in his lengthy and distinguished profession.