Charley Pride Quotes

30 Charley Pride quotes:

"I was always a dreamer, in childhood especially. People thought I was a little strange."
"I think they do that not just with the election, but in general."
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"A black man singing about a blond girl was potential trouble."
"I learned to tune a guitar by ear. That method has served me pretty well."
"In 20 years I had sold more records for RCA than any artist except Elvis Presley."
"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."
"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."
"Performing is an experience, for me, that is as humbling as it is energizing."
"The tastes of country music fans are not limited to the narrow range defined by consultants and programmers and record company moguls."
"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 qualifies me to tell people how to act or what to think? I'm Charley Pride, country singer. Period."
"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."
"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."
"Fans are what make a performer and I've always taken them seriously."
"I think there's enough room in country music for everybody."
"I've tried to help a lot of young artists get started."
"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."
"Redd Foxx was the same gruff old codger you saw on television."
"There is an intimacy about the Opry Theater that gives an entertainer a special charge."

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