Jimmie Allen hangs with Charley Pride in CMA video diary

In a video diary ahead of the CMA Awards, country singer Jimmie Allen rubs elbows with trailblazer Charley Pride backstage and rehearses for his performance. (Nov. 11)

Video Transcript

[MUSIC - JIMMY ALLEN, "BEST SHOT] 'Cause when you smile I see the sun sink down on a coast out in California.

JIMMY ALLEN: Yo, what's up ya'll? Jimmy Allen here. We're backstage at CMA rehearsals. It's gonna be a good day. You know? Here hanging out. Charlie's here. Old Dominion's here. Miranda Lambert's here. Darius is here. Reba's here. Carly's here. Everybody else here. So many good times. See ya'll soon.

JIMMY ALLEN: Looking forward to seeing Charley Pride get that Lifetime Achievement Award. I feel like that's so deserved. You know, for- for him- a guy that- man, if there was no Charlie Pride there wouldn't be Darius, me, Kane, Mickey, Cowboy Troy, and any other black country artist that's on their way right now.

JIMMY ALLEN: Yo, CMA rehearsals. We're here. Mr. Charlie Pride over there. Mr. Robert Deton. We're hanging out. Talk to y'all later on. See ya!

[MUSIC - JIMMY ALLEN, "BEST SHOT] Your good morning eyes, get me high. You're always on my mind. 'Cause when you smile I see the sun sink down on a coast out in California.