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Pride: The Charley Pride Story

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From an impoverished childhood in Sledge, Mississippi, Charley Pride ascended into the pantheon of country music, winning three Grammys, selling thirty million records in the United States alone, and garnering thirteen gold albums - more than Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, or Merle Haggard. In May 1993, he became the seventieth member of the Grand Ole Opry. But what sets th ...more
Paperback, 32 pages
Published May 1st 1995 by Quill (first published 1994)
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Doug DePew
Feb 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I love country music and music in general. Charley Pride's story moved me deeply. This memoir follows him from a sharecropper's son in the Mississippi Delta to the life of a professional baseball player to the Army to the mines of Montana to country-music superstardom. It's a great overview of a life that's been purely American. Through it all, he stayed the same, old Charley Pride. He tells his story with an honesty and humility that is refreshing. He tells it like it is.

This book touches on m
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Wendy
Why do all celebrities seem to believe in something weird? In this case, Charley Pride believes in astrological signs, and thinks he can tell someone's sign just by watching their behavior for a few moments. ???

I'll admit--astrological signs are fun, as is the Chinese zodiac and numerology and all that sort of stuff. But while they're fun, I don't actually believe in them.

But apparently a lot of celebrities do. It's the weirdest thing.... Still, I suppose it's better for them to put their faith
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Mom
Feb 18, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed this book very much; it was well written and kept my interest the entire length. Time passage in biographies generally has your head spinning as they take you back and forth in time; this book had minimal time warps and was used only for reference within the chapter. GoodReads has this book listed as 32 pages, but really it has 288 pages. Charley Pride did a great job telling his story and made me wish I really knew him and could talk to him. I have fond memories of listening to his mu ...more
Ed Murphy
Mar 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Should make everyone read this book. A real American rags to riches story. No excuses, no blaming, ... he just kept moving forward regardless of what curve balls were thrown his way.
Karsen Broadhead
Dec 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
i love this book i love country music so this book was great to me i grew listing to country music as a kid. like when we would go up camping still to this day we listen to country music we would listen to artist like johnny cash,bob Seagure, and many others. so when i was first given this book to barrow i got in to it and after a little my grandma wanted it back and i begged her if i could keep it cause this book is really good. i really like it because it is a biography and it tells you about ...more
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