Great Americans #2 Charley Pride

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.

A veteran.

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

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