Aces prove too wild for Luke Bryan, but Charley Pride's happy
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
– Aces were a bit too wild for Luke Bryan in Las Vegas. But that suited Charley Pride just fine.
Bryan was in Las Vegas last week for a variety of events including playing a charity show with Phil Vassar, Rodney Atkins and Lonestar. He also got to see his very first rodeo when he played a show at the National Finals Rodeo and caught a Big & Rich show.
But the highlight going head to head with Charley Pride at the final table of TJ Martell Foundation Celebrity Poker Tournament.
"I made the final table with Charley. He and I were the chip leaders. There were about four people left, and I got dealt a pair of kings - the money hand. I bet BIG and Charley went all in, and I called him. I was sure I was going to kick his butt. I flipped my kings over, and then he flipped a pair of aces and tore me apart with his winning hand. It was awesome. I got beat by Charley Pride. That was a fun day."
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