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Music – 1982 – Special – Down Home Country Music – With Charley Pride + Terri Gibbs + Steve Warner

Charley Pride (born March 18, 1934) is an American country music singer, musician, guitarist, recording artist, performer, business owner and former baseball player. His greatest musical success came in the early to mid-1970’s….when he became the best-selling performer for RCA Records since Elvis Presley.  During the peak years of his recording career (1966–87)….he garnered 52 top-10 hits on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart…of which 40 made it to # 1.  Pride is one of the few African Americans to have enjoyed considerable success in the country music industry and one of only three….along with DeFord Bailey and Darius Rucker….to have been inducted as a member of the Grand Ole Opry. He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2000.

Terri Gibbs (born June 15, 1954) is an American country music artist who is blind. Between 1980 and 2017 she has recorded eleven studio albums….including four for MCA Records and one for Warner Bros. Records. She also charted 13 singles on the Billboard country singles charts in that time span….including her debut single “Somebody’s Knockin'”….sung in this video herewith….which reached # 8 on the country charts, # 13 on the pop charts and # 3 on the Adult Contemporary charts. She also entered the country top 20 with “Rich Man”, “Mis’ry River”, “Ashes to Ashes” and “Anybody Else’s Heart but Mine.”

Steve Wariner (born December 25, 1954) is an American country music singer, songwriter and guitarist….who has released eighteen studio albums….including six on MCA Records….and three each on RCA Records, Arista Records and Capitol Records. He has also charted more than fifty singles on the Billboard country singles charts….including ten # 1 hits with “All Roads Lead to You”, “Some Fools Never Learn”, “You Can Dream of Me”, “Life’s Highway”, “Small Town Girl”, “The Weekend”, “Lynda”, “Where Did I Go Wrong”, and “I Got Dreams”….along with“What If I Said”, a duet with Anita Cochran from her album Back to You. Three of his studio albums have been certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America for selling 500,000 copies in the United States.

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