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Charley Pride
March 18, 1938 -
Nationality: American
Category: Athlete
Subcategory: American Athlete

Any entertainer who tells you that the adoration of fans is not a heady experience probably never had the experience.


I've tried to help a lot of young artists get started.


I learned to tune a guitar by ear. That method has served me pretty well.


I was always a dreamer, in childhood especially. People thought I was a little strange.


It used to be that if you had a pretty good record, you could stop by a station in Little Rock or Atlanta and let the DJ listen to it. No way something like that can happen now.


A black man singing about a blond girl was potential trouble.


Too many religious organizations are in the business of enforcing beliefs.


Performing is an experience, for me, that is as humbling as it is energizing.


Once your name becomes well known, politicians come courting.


Until MTV, television had not been a huge influence on music. To compete with MTV, the country music moguls felt they had to appeal to the same young audience and do it the way MTV did.


Fans will praise you, scold you, and offer helpful advice. Fans will also defend you.


The tastes of country music fans are not limited to the narrow range defined by consultants and programmers and record company moguls.


It isn't reasonable to expect that everyone in the world is a country music fan. Not yet, anyway.


Chet Atkins... is probably the best guitar player who ever lived.


When I came up, there was room for the new and the old. For every new artist, an old one didn't have to be pushed out.


Redd Foxx was the same gruff old codger you saw on television.


I don't care what the religion is called; as far as I'm concerned, one God, the God I adhere to, is in charge of all of them.


A fan will grab you and hug you and will not let go. When that happens, you wish it could be that way all over the world.


The time I spent thinking about how I was better than somebody else or worrying about somebody else's attitude was time I could put to better use.


What we don't need in country music is divisiveness, public criticism of each other, and some arbitrary judgement of what belongs and what doesn't.


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