He dreamed of being a pitcher in the “big leagues”, but two years of military service and an injury to his pitching arm pointed Charley Pride in another direction.
When he was fourteen, his Mom gave him a guitar, and he taught himself to play. He could sing too, and he became one of only three African Americans to be inducted into the Grand Ole Opry.
He also became the best selling artist for RCA Records after Elvis Presley, with 40 number one hits.
Join me next Saturday, May 5, at 9:20, for more with Charley Pride!
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