Black people and country music go together like peanut butter and mayonnaise; but Haeley Vaughn, 16, doesn’t care about stereotypes. She’s a cheerleader, she plays the guitar, and she wants to be “the first black pop country mainstream singer,” dammit!
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Haeley is adorable and she has an interesting bio. She was born prematurely, weighing only two pounds at birth, and her father passed away when she was only 10 years old. It’s unlikely that she will be successful if she pursues country music, considering that many country music fans are heavily concentrated in the Souf where folks aren’t exactly open-minded when it comes to black people. But the same could be said about Barack Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Tiger Woods and the Williams sisters, who have all defied the odds. Good luck, Haeley!