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Sixty Years of Country Music’s Greatest Icons

Country singer Charley Pride was born on March 18, 1938, into a sharecropping family with 11 children. Drawn to the radio music of Hank Williams Roy Acuff, he acquired a Sears Roebuck guitar and taught himself to play at age 14. Pride hoped to make his name as a baseball player, and played in the Negro Leagues for some time, entertaining teammates on the bus with his guitar and singing, and gaining stage experience by joining bands in performance from time to time.

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Charley Frank Pride (born March 18, 1938) 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. In total, he has garnered 39 No. 1 hits on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts. Pride and his wife live in Dallas. In 2010, Pride became a special investor and minority owner of the Texas Rangers.

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Charlie Pride - Born in Sledge, Mississippi, currently lives in Dallas, Texas. 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. In total, he has garnered 39 #1 hits on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts.

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from Country Rebel

Charley Pride - Kiss An Angel Good Mornin'

Classic country Songs - Charley Pride - Kiss An Angel Good Mornin' (LIVE) | Country Music Videos and Lyrics by Country Rebel http://countryrebel.com/blogs/videos/19057247-charley-pride-kiss-an-angel-good-mornin-live

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from Etsy

Vintage Record Charley Pride: 10th Album LSP-4367

Vintage Record Charley Pride: 10th Album by FloridaFinders on Etsy