Charlie Pride could’ve had a lot less hassle in his life. Hell of a voice: could’ve sang soul or pop or blues or standards or telegrams or anything he wanted to, and been a success with the right material.
But Charlie heard a stampede over the horizon when it was quiet in the house, and saw a cowboy in the mirror. Charlie Pride wanted to sing country music, and so he did, and well. Some people just have to sing songs of their own.
Be like Charlie Pride. (Charlie is seen here with some rando in his band.)