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Charley Frank Pride (born March 18, 1938) is a country music artist. During his career, he has had thirty-six number-one hits on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts. He was one of the few African-America n country musicians to have considerable success in the largely white country music industry.
While he was still trying to make it in baseball, Pride had heard much encouragement to join the music business from country stars such as Red Sovine and Red Foley. Soon, he was working towards this career. In 1958, in Memphis, Tennessee, Pride visited Sun Studios and recorded some songs. One song has survived on tape, and has been released in the United Kingdom as part of an LP-box. The song is a slow stroll in walking tempo called "Walkin' (the Stroll)." 
After struggling to get a contract with a record company, he finally caught the ear of record producer Chet Atkins. Atkins was the longtime producer of RCA Records, and made stars out of country singers like Jim Reeves, Skeeter Davis and others. Pride was signed to RCA in 1966. In 1966, he released his first single with RCA, "Snakes Crawl at Night". When the song was promoted to radio stations, the label called Pride "Country Charley Pride". At this time, country music was a white medium.
Soon after the release of "Snakes Crawl at Night", Pride released another single called "Before I Met You". Soon after, Pride's third single, "Just Between You and Me", was released. This song was what finally brought Pride success on the Country charts. The song reached #9.
Add to EJ Playlist The Killer, Jerry Lee, performs "To Make Love Sweeter For You". This 1968 #1 country hit brought him renewed stardom. Lewis scored a series of Top Ten singles in that time frame, including "Another Place, Another Time" http://www.yout ube.com/watch?v =nEXEhUO7npo His shift to country reflected the fact that he had grown up listening to the Grand Ole Opry. Another country hit of Lewis's during this period was "What's Made Milwaukee Famous (Has Made A Loser Out of Me)" http://www.yout ube.com/watch?v =Berfch7no6s
Lewis was born to the poor family of Elmo and Mamie Lewis in Ferriday in Concordia Parish in eastern Louisiana, and began playing piano in his youth with his two cousins, Mickey Gilley and Jimmy Swaggart.
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"Sweet Dreams" or "Sweet Dreams (Of You)" is a country ballad, which was written by Don Gibson. Gibson originally recorded the song in 1956; however, at that time, it failed to garner much notice. In 1960, after Gibson had established himself as a country music superstar, he released a new version as a single. This version charted in the top ten on Billboard's country songs chart and also crossed over to the Billboard Hot 100, where it peaked at number ninety-three. In the summer of 1956 Faron Young young recorded "Sweet Dreams" and took it all the way to #2 on the country charts. It was this version that garnered Gibson his first recognition as a talented songwriter.
Between late 1962 and early 1963, Patsy Cline was recording songs for her next upcoming album, Faded Love, which was set for release in late March, 1963. However, on March 5, Cline died in a plane crash on the way home from a benefit in Kansas City, Missouri for the family of Cactus Jack Call, a disc jockey who was killed in an automobile accident so, therefore, the album was never released. Finally, in 1963, "Sweet Dreams" was released to the public and became a big Crossover hit, making it to #5 on the Country charts and to #44 on the pop music charts.
Jerry Lee Lewis recorded his own version in 1969.