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Charley Pride slates first CD in five years

Wednesday, February 16, 2011 – Charley Pride is about to release his first CD in five years.

"Choices" will be out March 8 on Music City Records with 13 songs. Album cuts include songs by Ted Harris (Crystal Chandeliers), Ben Peters (Kiss An Angel Good Morning), Charlie Monk, Eddy Raven and Richie McDonald, formerly of Lonestar.

"I've been in the studio a lot over the last few years. So, I had to make some hard choices when selecting which of the new recordings to include on the album," said Pride. "I'm very happy with the final result, and I'm thrilled to finally be able to share some of the new music with my fans."

The Country Music Hall of Famer shows no signs of slowing down as he kicks off an 11-city tour of Canada starting April 27 in Regina, Saskatchewan.

Pride has 36 number 1 hits and has sold more than 70 million records (albums and singles combined).

Pride, who recently acquired part ownership baseball's Texas Rangers, is currently in Surprise, Ariz., keeping himself and the team both in shape and entertained. It is a long-standing tradition for Pride, a former Negro American League All-Star player, to workout with the Rangers during spring training.

Songs on the CD are:

. America The Great
2. Except For You
3. Hickory Hollow Times & County News
4. The Choices She Made
5. The Bottom Line
6. This Bed's Not Big Enough
7. I Miss My Home
8. Maybe Love Will Save The Day
9. Cajun Party Time
10. Guntersville Gazette
11. You Touched My Life
12. You Can't Sit Still
13. Resting Place

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Music in My Heart CD review - Music in My Heart
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Wistfully pining about the vanishing symbols of Americana and longing for simpler times is a staple of country music past and present. After a career in country spanning half a century, Charley Pride has created plenty of memories for others. He could rightfully sing of his childhood in Mississippi, or of 45 rpm vinyl singles (more than 35 were stamped with Pride's number 1 hits), or of drive-ins or mom-and-pop grocery stores or any number of disappearing American icons. »»»
A Tribute To Jim Reeves
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Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: With or without band, Isbell satisfies – Usually, when an artist performs without his regular backing band, it becomes about mathematics of subtraction. That artist is armed with far fewer artistic weapons at his/her disposal, after all. In Jason Isbell's case, though, when he performed with just his wife and fiddler Amanda Shires, it was more about substitution than subtraction.... »»»
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