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A black man singing about a blond girl was potential trouble.
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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.
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A lot of celebrities relish politics and are eager to lend their names to candidates and causes. I never wanted to be a spokesman for anybody.
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A woman went so far as to hire private detectives to contact me to help bring her out of what she called a hypnotic trance.
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After 14 months of military service, I had a wife, a child, half an apartment, no car, and no job.
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Any entertainer who tells you that the adoration of fans is not a heady experience probably never had the experience.
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As far back as I can remember, the radio held a special fascination for me.
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Baseball got into my blood early and I worked harder at it than anything.
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Being rejected by the Angels affected me more than I wanted to admit.
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Besides good schools, a good airport, and the Cowboys, Dallas had golf courses, and golf was fast becoming an obsession with me.
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Burning bridges was not something I was ever inclined to do.
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Chet Atkins... is probably the best guitar player who ever lived.
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Early in my career I began receiving letters from a woman in the Midwest who claimed to be my mother.
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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.
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Fans are what make a performer and I've always taken them seriously.
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Fans will praise you, scold you, and offer helpful advice. Fans will also defend you.
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Flying was as necessary to my business as fiddles and footlights.
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For most entertainers, there is a single experience, one defining moment, when confidence replaces the self-doubt that most of us wrestle with.
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Getting acquainted with Nashville was largely a matter of satisfying the curiosity of other performers.
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How can you not perform, how can you not go on stage and feel that rush and look at those faces and feel the auras?
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How often does a guy who lives and breathes baseball meet a woman who loves the game and understands it as well as he?
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I always wanted to grow up fast. I longed for more than the Mississippi Delta could give.
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I began playing Branson during the 1992 season and was a little amazed. There were about 30 celebrity theatres there and more are being added all the time.
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I believe it is possible to tell what sign some people were born under by watching their eyes, watching how they walk, how they talk.
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I could feel the stares and hear the noise level shift when I walked across the room, set up my equipment, and began tuning the guitar.
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I couldn't remain a faceless voice forever. Most of Nashville realized I was black and word was getting out to the rest of the country as well.
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I didn't talk the basic Southern black dialect.
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I don't care what the religion is called; as far as I'm concerned, one God, the God I adhere to, is in charge of all of them.
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I dropped out of school at 15 and went to live with my uncle.
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I finally came to terms with manic depression and lithium. I've taken lithium regularly for the past few years and have had no further bouts with manic depression.
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I finally realized I couldn't depend on people who just wanted a bigger piece of the nightly pie and I was fed up with their threats to walk out.
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I grew up in a farm in the South, not a dude ranch in the West, and I would have felt out of place in Western duds.
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I grew up not liking my father very much. I never saw him cry. But he must have. Everybody cries.
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I learned to tune a guitar by ear. That method has served me pretty well.
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I loved Mississippi and do to this day. The rainbows that stretch from horizon to horizon after a summer rain are the most spectacular I have ever seen.
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I might have become a minor celebrity but royalty checks were a long way off.
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I realize I was more of a curiosity to the older Nashville artists than the new ones.
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I think there's enough room in country music for everybody.
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I was always a dreamer, in childhood especially. People thought I was a little strange.
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I was sometimes jeered by black soldiers who wanted me to sing something besides country music.
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I'd like to second George Jones's message to the moguls: Don't count us out. We ain't dead yet.
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I'm not James Brown. I'm not Sam Cooke. I'm Charley Pride. I'm just me and that's what you got.
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I've seen people who have been coming to my shows for 25 years.
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I've tried to help a lot of young artists get started.
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If Detroit was a watershed concert for me, traveling with Willie Nelson through Texas and Louisiana was a milestone of a different sort.
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In 20 years I had sold more records for RCA than any artist except Elvis Presley.
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In those early days I sang Hank's songs so often that a rumor began circulating that I was his illegitimate son.
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It isn't reasonable to expect that everyone in the world is a country music fan. Not yet, anyway.
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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.
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It was not unusual for a newcomer to open a show, but I was not the standard neophyte.
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It was unlikely that anyone had ever heard a black person sing country music.
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Johnny Duncan was one of the first opening acts I hired for my show, and he is the one who initiated me into astrology. I got hooked. It made a lot of sense to me.
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Mother was a talkative person, and I was a lot like her.
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My bride-to-be was the first one who troubled me in ways I didn't understand. I wanted to be with her but was frightened of my feelings for her.
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My brothers and sisters all sang, too, and they all have good voices.
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No one church has all the answers or the perfect map to the Promised Land, and I prefer to work out my own faith and my own convictions in the seclusion of my own mind.
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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.
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Once your name becomes well known, politicians come courting.
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People pay attention to lyrics, and the race matter was delicate.
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Performing is an experience, for me, that is as humbling as it is energizing.
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Redd Foxx was the same gruff old codger you saw on television.
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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.
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So my first song was a cheatin' song instead of a love song, but I have no complaints.
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The tastes of country music fans are not limited to the narrow range defined by consultants and programmers and record company moguls.
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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.
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There are worse things than being thought a Republican.
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There is an intimacy about the Opry Theater that gives an entertainer a special charge.
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There was no physical segregation in Helena, but the mental partitions were unavoidable.
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There were no guarantees that country music, whose roots were in the South, were ready for Charley Pride.
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There were very few black people in Montana but we never felt out of place.
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Too many religious organizations are in the business of enforcing beliefs.
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Until MTV, television had not been a huge influence on music. To compete with MTV, the country music moguls felt they had to appeal to the same young audience and do it the way MTV did.
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What qualifies me to tell people how to act or what to think? I'm Charley Pride, country singer. Period.
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What we don't need in country music is divisiveness, public criticism of each other, and some arbitrary judgement of what belongs and what doesn't.
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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.
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