October 1, 2016 7:30 pm
Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts 1028 Georgia Road, Franklin NC 28734
Date: October 1, 2016
Show Time: 7:30pm
Ticket Prices: $48, $53, $58 – On Sale: 6/1/2016 9:00 AM
Becoming a trailblazing Country Music superstar was an improbable destiny for Charley Pride, especially considering his humble beginnings as a sharecropper’s son on a cotton farm in Sledge, Mississippi. Growing up, Charley was exposed primarily to Blues, Gospel and Country music. His father inadvertently fostered Charley’s love of Country music by tuning the family’s Philco radio to Nashville’s WSM-AM in order to catch Grand Ole Opry broadcasts. At 14 years of age, Charley purchased his first guitar: a Silvertone from a Sears Roebuck catalogue and taught himself how to play it by listening to the songs that he heard on that radio. With boldness, perseverance and undeniable musical talent, Charlie Pride has managed to parlay a series of fortuitous encounters with Nashville insiders into an amazing legacy of hit singles and tens of millions in record sales. In addition to performing and recording new music, he enjoys playing golf and spending time with his family.