Back in the old days, you could be really ugly and still be a country star.
You could wear huge wigs and other huge stuff, but if the songs you wrote rang true, it was OK.
And back in the old days, nobody worried about copyright rules, so you could listen and watch whatever you wanted.
You could enjoy the music, even though the artist was a low-life.
OK, I guess that last one applies now, even more than in the old days.