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  • "One of the things we want to express in the exhibit is that African-Americans have a history in all kinds of music," Ms. Reece said. "I'm not sure everybody would expect us to have a section on country music."

    Taking Names: Smithsonian to exhibit items donated by Charley Pride →

  • "Obviously, the one thing that stands out to people is that Charley Pride was country music's first black superstar. But what he was trying to do was play the music that he liked and entertain his audiences," said Dwan Reece, the museum's curator of music and performing arts. "His links to country music are just as natural as Loretta Lynn's. This is his childhood. This is the music that he knows."

    Taking Names: Smithsonian to exhibit items donated by Charley Pride →

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