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She’s Too Good To Be True




According to Johnny Duncan, he wrote Charley Pride’s 1972 hit, “She’s Too Good To Be True,” about a special person in his life at that particular time who was not his wife!


Duncan commented, “I wrote “She’s Too Good To Be True,” while I was visiting my mom and dad  back home in Dublin , Texas . The idea came to mind late one night and I scribbled down the idea and some lines to go with it. I finished it when I got back home to Nashville . That song was one of my better written songs, but it was about a special person in my life—but I’m not happy to admit that it was not my wife.”


Charley recorded “She’s Too Good To Be True” on August 17th and it came on the country charts October 7th at number 74 and six weeks later it was in the top spot the week of November 18th


The RCA Victor single was produced by Jack Clement and became Pride’s 20th charted song. It  was on the country charts for 16 weeks.




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