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Charley Pride Quotes

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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 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.

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.

Once your name becomes well known, politicians come courting.

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