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Only in Print: Msgr. Ferrari Shares How Country Music Has Always Inspired Him

Msgr. Ferrari said he was originally influenced by folk performers like Peter, Paul & Mary. (Photo: Courtesy of Msgr. Ferrari)

When country legend Charley Pride asked the musical question “Is Anybody Goin’ to San Antone” in his chart-topping hit from 1970, he probably did not envision a young graduate from Cathedral College Seminary in Queens, New York driving across New York State in a used pickup truck listening to his music. But for Msgr. Steven Ferrari, in the summer of 1973, is precisely when he became a devoted country music fan, thanks to Charley N Pride.

It happened as he made the trek with his English professor and spiritual advisor Msgr. Eugene Feldhaus, from Montauk Point towards Niagara Falls and then…

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