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Born: 1938-03-18
Profession: Musician
Nation: American
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There are worse things than being thought a Republican.

Tags: Republican, Thought, Worse

There is an intimacy about the Opry Theater that gives an entertainer a special charge.

Tags: Intimacy, Special, Theater

Too many religious organizations are in the business of enforcing beliefs.

Tags: Beliefs, Business, Religious

What qualifies me to tell people how to act or what to think? I'm Charley Pride, country singer. Period.

Tags: Country, Pride, Tell

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.

Tags: Artist, Old, Room

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.

Tags: Country, Music, Young

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.

Tags: Country, Music, Public

I was always a dreamer, in childhood especially. People thought I was a little strange.

Tags: Dreams, Strange, Thought

The tastes of country music fans are not limited to the narrow range defined by consultants and programmers and record company moguls.

Tags: Company, Country, Music

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.

Tags: Good, Happen, Rock

A black man singing about a blond girl was potential trouble.

Tags: Black, Girl, Trouble

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.

Tags: Happens, Hug, Wish

Any entertainer who tells you that the adoration of fans is not a heady experience probably never had the experience.

Tags: Adoration, Experience, Fans

Chet Atkins... is probably the best guitar player who ever lived.

Tags: Best, Guitar, Player

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.

Tags: Eyes, Good, Pretty

Fans are what make a performer and I've always taken them seriously.

Tags: Fans, Seriously, Taken

Fans will praise you, scold you, and offer helpful advice. Fans will also defend you.

Tags: Advice, Fans, Praise

For most entertainers, there is a single experience, one defining moment, when confidence replaces the self-doubt that most of us wrestle with.

Tags: Confidence, Experience, Single

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.

Tags: Care, God, Religion

I grew up not liking my father very much. I never saw him cry. But he must have. Everybody cries.

Tags: Dad, Father, Him

I learned to tune a guitar by ear. That method has served me pretty well.

Tags: Guitar, Learned, Pretty

I think there's enough room in country music for everybody.

Tags: Country, Enough, Music

I've tried to help a lot of young artists get started.

Tags: Help, Started, Young
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In 20 years I had sold more records for RCA than any artist except Elvis Presley.

Tags: Artist, Except, Records

It isn't reasonable to expect that everyone in the world is a country music fan. Not yet, anyway.

Tags: Country, Everyone, Music

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.

Tags: Another, Music, Voice

Once your name becomes well known, politicians come courting.

Tags: Known, Name, Once

Performing is an experience, for me, that is as humbling as it is energizing.

Tags: Experience, Humbling, Performing

Redd Foxx was the same gruff old codger you saw on television.

Tags: Old, Television

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.

Tags: Job, Money, Thought

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.

Tags: Attitude, Thinking, Time

Climate change is a complex problem with no central lever, and with unequal distribution of resources.

Tags: Change, Complex, Problem

I had a reputation in high school for making trouble.

Tags: High, Making, School

I like tackling problems that I can see making an impact on real people and real businesses immediately.

Tags: Making, Problems, Real

Crack the science of loyalty at scale for local business, and that becomes something that can add a huge amount of value to an important sector of our economy.

Tags: Business, Loyalty, Science

We're pushing the limits of what a game is, and they think I'm beyond this limit. There will always be purists, but we've never got that push-back from businesses or consumers. Game dynamics are too powerful to leave bottled up in games.

Tags: Game, Leave, Powerful