Kraig Pride, Charley Pride’s Son Has Made A Name for Himself

By Aarone Hernandez | Published on: January 27, 2024 | Updated on: January 27, 2024
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Kraig Pride has been working in the music industry under his stage name, “Carlton Pride” for quite some time now. Following his legendary father Charley Pride‘s footsteps, Kraig is shining all the way in the music industry. But despite his successful career, he has kept his personal life out of the limelight.

Nevertheless, we have found a lot of interesting facts regarding the late Charley’s son Kraig including details on his wife and children.

Key Takeaways

  • Kraig Pride was born to Charley Pride and Rozene Cohran in 1957.
  • Pride’s parents’ wedding took place in 1956.
  • Kraig’s father, Charley shared two other children with his wife Rozene and another son from an extramarital affair.
  • Kraig is also a singer and musician like his father.
  • In December 2020, Charley Pride passed away due to COVID-19.
  • Kraig has a son, Kraig Carlton Pride Jr., and also has one grandson.

Kraig Is The Eldest Son of Charley Pride

Carlton Kraig Pride Sr. was born to Charley Pride and his wife of several decades, Rozene Cohran. The Pride Couple gave birth to Kraig on July 6th, 1957, in Mississippi.

Kraig has African ethnicity and holds American citizenship. He is the eldest child of the Pride family.

When did Kraig’s Parents Marry?

Charley and Rozene got married on December 28, 1956, in a small civil ceremony in the state of Mississippi. They first met when Charley was playing baseball in Memphis.

Starting as playmates initially, the duo soon fell in love with each other.

Kraig Grew Up in Dallas Along with His Siblings

He has two younger siblings, a sister, Angela Rozene Pride, and a brother, Charles Dion Pride.

The three siblings grew up together in Dallas. Likewise, their father, all of the children are also successful in their respective fields at present.

Craig Has A Half-Brother From his Father’s Extra-Marital Affair

In addition to two biological siblings, Pride also has a half-sibling who was hidden until 1992. Charley supposedly had an extramarital affair with a flight attendant, Joyce Ann Tines, who gave birth to their son, Tyler on July 19, 1979.

However, it wasn’t until 1992, that a DNA test proved that the singer was the father of Tyler. Once the court attested that Charley was indeed the father, it asked Pride to give Tyler’s mom $92,000 in child support and also make $4,000 a month support payment until he turns 18.

What’s more, just a year before his death, Charley also left $50,000 for his son Craig. Currently, Tyler is a married man with three kids and works as a Cop in Texas.

Kraig’s Father Influenced His Interest Into Music

Craig’s dad Charley had a great influence on his children since their birth and ultimately both of his sons Kraig and Dion have chosen to walk the same path as their dad.

Initially, Carlton started to work in the music field as a recording and sound engineer. Later, working along with his father, Craig identified his growing interest to be an established musician.

He Has Been In The Music Industry For Past Two Decades

In 1995, Charley’s son moved to Texas to finally start his journey as a singer and musician and formed a band, Mighty Zion. The band got immense success as a result of which Kraig released yet another album in 2002.

As of 2023, Pride has five albums released named, Zion Reggae Music, What You Need, Dub Rockers, California Tracks, and Meaning of Life.

Kraig Lost Is Father Charley to COVID-19

The Pride Family faced a huge trauma when they lost the pillar of the family, Charley Pride. The Country’s First Black Superstar passed away at the age of 86 on December 12, 2020.

Pride’s family confirmed his death with a Facebook condolence post, that wrote,

“He was admitted to the hospital in late November with COVID-19 type symptoms and despite the incredible efforts, skill and care of his medical team over the past several weeks, he was unable to overcome the virus. Charley felt blessed to have such wonderful fans all over the world. And he would want his fans to take this virus very seriously.”

Charley died due to the complications followed by the coronavirus disease in Dallas, Texas.

Is Married?

Unlike his dad, Kraig has kept all the personal information regarding his life quite private. However, we do know that the 66 -year-old is married but his partner’s identity is unknown to the world.

We at least know that he has a son, Carlton Kraig Pride Jr., and also has a grandson from his side, Carlton Kraig Pride III.

What is Kraig’s Net Worth?

He has been an established musician for such a long time so its natural he has earned a decent amount of money. Going by our research, his overall fortune is around $250,000.

On the other hand, his late father, Charley had a worth of $40 million at the time of his death. According to his official will, his assets was passed onto his wife and his three children with her.