Chart Rewind: In 1983, ‘Games’ Got Played and Charley Pride Won

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Jim Asker
September 15, 2023
Billboard
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Born in Sledge, Miss., as one of 11 children, Pride was the proud owner of a Silvertone guitar by age 14, purchased from a Sears catalog. His first exposure to country music came as a child, as his dad would tune to WSM-AM Nashville on Saturday nights for the Grand Ole Opry.

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