Charley Pride - Quotes

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

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

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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

For most entertainers, there is a single experience, one defining moment, when confidence replaces the self-doubt that most of us wrestle with. ---->>>

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

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. ---->>>

I grew up not liking my father very much. I never saw him cry. But he must have. Everybody cries.

I grew up not liking my father very much. I never saw him cry. But he must have. Everybody cries.

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

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. ---->>>

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

Even now, when I'm asked how I'm doing, I like to reply, 'Pretty good. I've got all my fingers and both eyes. ---->>>

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

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

Once your name becomes well known, politicians come courting. ---->>>

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

No one had ever told me that whites were supposed to sing one kind of music and blacks another - I sang what I liked in the only voice I had. ---->>>

There are worse things than being thought a Republican.

There are worse things than being thought a Republican.

There is an intimacy about the Opry Theater that gives an entertainer a special charge. ---->>>

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

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. ---->>>

Fans are what make a performer and I've always taken them seriously. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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

I think there's enough room in country music for everybody. ---->>>

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

In 20 years I had sold more records for RCA than any artist except Elvis Presley. ---->>>

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

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

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

Singing as a full-time job was not something I had given a lot of thought to and I had no clear notion of the money to be made in it. ---->>>

What qualifies me to tell people how to act or what to think? I'm Charley Pride, country singer. Period. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 03-18, 1938
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Occupation: Musician

Charley Frank Pride (born March 18, 1934) is an American country music singer, musician/guitarist, recording artist, performer, and business owner. His greatest musical success came in the early to mid-1970s, when he became the best-selling performer for RCA Records since Elvis Presley. During the peak years of his recording career (1966–87), he garnered 52 top-10 hits on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, 29 of which made it to number one (wikipedia)