Story Behind the Song: ‘Kiss An Angel Good Morning’ by Charley Pride
The biggest hit of Charley Pride's career, was "Kiss An Angel Good Morning". The song spent five weeks at number one, longer than any of his other recordings.
It also got a lot of attention on the pop music charts. This was at a time when it was hard to get a country song played on a pop radio station, but the song was that good.
It was a song that just appealed to everyone. It was released in September of 1971.
"Kiss An Angel Good Morning" was written by songwriter Ben Peters. Ben and his wife Jackie had a newborn baby named Angela, that inspired "Angel".
The song would become Country Music Hall of Fame member Charley Pride's signature song.