He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2000. Since then, Pride uses his small fortune to become a minority owner in the Texas Rangers MLB club as part of his long activity in the sport. Pride is currently estimated to be worth around $40 million. What makes it even more impressive is that he did it as an African American during a time way before our modern push towards equality when a lot of the deck was stacked against him. His famous song “Just Between You and Me” is to this day one of the most iconic and unforgettable songs in country music’s history.
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Most country singers eventually crossover to pop and more mainstream versions of country once they have attained a certain level of fame and success. Crossing over helps musical artists expand into much bigger audiences and multiply a singer’s fan base. In Martina McBride’s case, she crossed over to pop a few times, long before achieving her current popularity and acclaim.