Charley Pride Quotes

30 Charley Pride quotes:

"I was always a dreamer, in childhood especially. People thought I was a little strange."
"A black man singing about a blond girl was potential trouble."
"Chet Atkins... is probably the best guitar player who ever lived."
"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 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 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."
"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."
"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."
"There is an intimacy about the Opry Theater that gives an entertainer a special charge."

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