Charley Pride was a great American.
He was born on this date in 1934.
A poor sharecropper’s son in Mississippi.
A professional ballplayer at 17 years of age.
Country music’s Jackie Robinson.
29 Billboard Country number ones.
70 million records sold.
Country Music Hall Of Famer.
4 Grammy Awards.
He said: “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.”
And: “There are worse things than being thought a Republican.”
God Bless America.
The land of opportunity.
The land of the free.
Geoff Fox, 18th March, 2023, Down Under