As son of iconic country music legend, Charley Pride, Carlton began life in the music industry. Eventually becoming a recording & sound engineer for his father and various other artists, Carlton left Dallas in 1995 for San Marcos, TX to realize his first reggae project, One. In 1996 the band became Zion and began playing the local circuit, touring the U.S. and skyrocketing to headline the Bob Marley Festival from 1996 to 2003. In 2000, the band traveled to Jamaica to record the What You Need album with Ruff Stuff records at Bob Marley’s Tuff Gong Studios in Kingston. Produced by Clive Hunt (Alpha Blondy, Peter Tosh, Culture) and featuring Marley’s horn section. Carlton has had five major studio releases and now resides in Fort Collins Colorado, currently working on an album under a new name, Solpride. Carlton’s new band features TJ Harris from Atlanta, GA on drums, Brandon Vigil from Memphis, TN on saxophone and Tucker McClung from Austin, TX on bass guitar adding a novel, funky, and soulful sound. They recently opened up for Steel Pulse and Gary Clark Jr. at the Belly Up in Aspen, Colorado.