Charley Pride

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by Charley Pride

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18 March 1938, Sledge, Mississippi, USA. Charley Pride was born on a cotton farm, which, as a result of his success, he was later able to purchase. Pride says, ‘My dad named me Charl Frank Pride, but I was born in the country and the midwife wrote it down as Charley’. Harold Dorman, who wrote and recorded ‘Mountain of Love’, also hails from Sledge and wrote ‘Mississippi Cotton Picking Delta Town’ about the area, for Pride. As an adolescent, Pride followed what he... Read more

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