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Charley Pride Poster

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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 18 March 1938Sledge, Mississippi, USA
Nicknames "Country" Charlie Pride
The Pride of Country Music
Height 6' 1" (1.85 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Charley Pride was born on March 18, 1938 in Sledge, Mississippi, USA. He has been married to Rozene Cohran since December 28, 1956. They have three children.

Spouse (1)

Rozene Cohran (28 December 1956 - present) (3 children)

Trivia (10)

He is a country singer.
Made his first national appearance on TV in the premiere episode of Hee Haw (1969) June 15, 1969.
Became a member of the Grand Ole Opry on May 1, 1993.
Admitted to the Country Music Hall of Fame in the year 2000.
Played baseball in the Negro American League.
Charley and Rozene have raised two sons, Kraig and Dion, as well as a daughter, Angela. They also have two grandsons, Carlton and Malachi.
He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 7083 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
Is the uncle of former major league baseball player Curtis Pride.
To date (2012), Pride, Ray Charles and Darius Rucker form the trinity of only African-Americans to have conquered the country music charts.
Dallas Texas [January 2006]

Personal Quotes (6)

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.
It isn't reasonable to expect that everyone in the world is a country music fan. Not yet, anyway.
No one 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.
When I'm asked how I'm doing, I like to reply 'Pretty good. I've got all my fingers and both eyes.'
An entertainer who tells you that the adoration of fans is not a heady experience probably never had the experience.
A black man singing about a blond girl was potential trouble.

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