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.
~ Charley Pride (American – Musician Born: March 18, 1938)
I remember walking into my sister-in-law’s house and hearing her favorite Charlie Pride Album filling the house from the floor model stereo. She loved his music. So much so that when she passed away her husband the song that played as we left the funeral home was “Chrystal Chandelier”.
We had the chance to see Charlie Pride perform at the 2014 Strawberry Festival in Plant City, Florida. We even paid extra to ensure we had good seats closer to the stage. It was worth every penny to see Charlie Pride sing live.