Kraig Pride, popularly known by the stage name, Carlton Pride is an American singer and guitarist. He is the founder of a reggae band called Zion.
Kraig is popularly known to the world as the son of late American singer and professional baseball player Charley Pride.
|Kraig Pride aka Carlton Pride
|Dallas, United States
|San Marcos, Texas
|Charley Frank Pride (1934-2020)
|Black, Brown, Deadlock
Where was Kraig born and raised?
Kraig Pride was born in 1967 and was raised in Dallas, United States, to Charley Frank Pride (1934-2020) and his wife, Rozene Cohran. Pride has remained in the United States since his birth. Hence he has American nationality but African-American ethnicity. Kraig’s birthday is still a mystery to us as he has never spoken about it. But we sure do know one thing is that Kraig was raised with a silver spoon.
Kraig grew up with his brother Dion Pride and sister Angela Pride. He also has a half-brother from his father’s extramarital affair named Tyler Pride.
Kraig Pride has lived in Dallas; hence, we believe he was enrolled in some high school near his hometown. However, he always had his interests in music, and he chose a musical career since his early days.
How did Kraig start his career?
Kraig Pride is a singer and guitarist. Following the footsteps of his father, Kraig stepped into the music industry. He used to work as a recording and sound engineer for his father, Charley Pride’s music. He also worked for several other artists.
Kraig moved from Dallas to San Marcos, Texas, to start his career. In 1995, he presented himself as Carlton and formed a band named Zion with five other members. Together with his band, Kraig covered several songs and performed in different sessions touring the United States. His father, Charley Pride, supported Zion in 2000 by performing a duet with Kraig or Carlton. Together with his father, Kraig sang the song “Kiss an Angel Good Mornin’.”
Pride has also worked with famous Jamaican singer Bob Marley together with the band Zion. The band has released several records such as Zion Reggae Music in 1995, What You Need in 2000, Dub Rockers in 2001, California Tracks in 2002, and finally, Meaning of Life in 2010.
Kraig Pride is a very secretive person when it comes to his personal life. Despite getting all the attention from the public, he has chosen to stay away from the publicity and fame. We don’t know yet if Kraig is married or not, but due to the description of his father, Charley Pride, in Wikipedia, Charlie has five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Kraig Pride turned 54 years old in 2021. Describing his physical appearance, Kraig has a considerable body build and is known for his brown dreadlock hair. He prefers to wear a hat and black sunglasses. His exact physical measurements are yet left to be disclosed.
Death of Charley Pride & Dispute Over His Will
Kraig Pride lost his father in December 2020 due to COVID-19. His father was 86 years old during the time of his death. Following his death, Kraig’s half-brother, Tyler Pride, filed a suit against the Pride family on 20th May 2021 for omitting Charley’s will. On the other hand, Rozene has something else to say. Rozene expresses that Tyler has been given enough compensation while Charley is alive.
As of September 2021, Tyler is not planning to back down from receiving his part of the bargain from the Charley Pride family. During the interview with The Dallas Morning News, Rozene Pride said,
“I do hope that Tyler can find peace in his life. It is hard to believe that during the last four months Tyler sued his mother, sued me, and publicly trashed his father’s reputation…”
Kraig Pride is not a social media fan. He is not available on any social media platforms like Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter. Kraig prefers to keep his life secret, and he barely makes any public appearances. The same goes for his family members. All of Pride’s family is quite secretive when it comes to disclosing their personal life.
Unfortunately, there has been no estimation made regarding Kraig Pride’s net worth yet. However, he received massive success during the year 1996 till 2003. Therefore, despite his disclosed earnings, we believe he made fortunes from his musical career. On the other hand, his father, Charley Pride, had an estimated net worth of $40 million at his death.
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