A 60-year-old hitchhiker gets hit by a car in Wichita Falls, Texas in July 1995. After receiving treatment in the local hospital, he discovers his singing voice is clear for the first time in years.
This prompts him to enter a talent contest to use the prize money to help out a ten-year-old girl, Melanie, whose father is dying. During the performance, the audience begins to realize his real identity. Afterward, he leaves town with the media buzzing.
If you like alternative historical fiction, you will enjoy this story.