Sports Heroes Who Served: Singer Served in Army, Played Baseball in Negro Leagues

Sports Heroes Who Served: Singer Served in Army, Played Baseball in Negro Leagues
Sports Heroes Who Served is a series that highlights the accomplishments of athletes who served in the U.S. military.

Charley Pride was famous as a country music singer. As an African American, he broke the color barrier in the country music industry with his 1960s and 1970s hits, particularly "Kiss an Angel Good Mornin'," released in 1971.

Pride, born in 1934, was one of 11 children of a sharecropping family in Sledge, Mississippi. He developed a passion for country music, buying his first guitar at the age of 14 and teaching himself to play by listening to radio broadcasts of the Grand Ole Opry.
 

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