Charley Pride’s Background and Childhood
Born on March 18, 1938, in Sledge Mississippi. Charley Pride was known to be a standard-bearer for the hard-core honky-tonk country music sound.
Pride had a similar story that classic blues singers would tell. His father was a straight-laced sharecropper. Their forty-acre cotton farm in Mississippi was Pride’s playground. At the age of fourteen, he had to pick cotton to be able to buy his first Sears, Roebuck guitar.