In what may surely be a damming display of my ignorance over country music, what’s so funny ’bout Terry Bradshaw singing country music?
Bradshaw, the former Pittsburgh Steelers’ quarterback, is the first to laugh at himself—and typically an attempt at launching a singing career by a professional athlete is met with laughter. I can’t recall the last time I heard Bradshaw sing, but I would have thought it would have been laughable. This performance of a Hank Williams classic, however, strikes me a just fine. The arrangement is nowhere near as cool as Hank’s original, but how does it stack up against the following “mash-up” of a bearded Glen Campbell and Elvis Presley?
If I can understand how Bradshaw’s version is any worse, if that’s how you feel, I may learn something about the country genre, which is hard for me to crack. If you tell me, on the other hand, that Bradshaw’s version is indeed on par with Campbell’s and the King’s, I may end up more mystified than ever.