Charlie Canfield, also known as "Cat," is still chasing dreams at 89, and not doing too badly, either.
"I was born into poverty years ago, but I always had such a longing for music," Canfield said. "I'll be 90 years old in February."
And that musical longing has led him to release over 70 songs.
"My latest album is called Heartland U.S.A.," he said. "It was just released in July."
Canfield was born and raised in Bastrop, graduated from Bastrop High School, and joined the Navy in 1950, during the Korean War.
While stationed on Guam he performed in a band known as Chuck Canfield and the Louisiana Play Boys.
"I obtained a lot of musical experience in the Navy," he said.
He played in nightclubs and later on local television shows, including: McCall Comes Calling, Big 10 Jamboree, The March of Dimes Talent Show, Dixie Jamboree and Super Country U.S.A.
His genre of music includes gospel, traditional country and inspirational.
Nowadays he devotes much of his time to getting his music out across the Internet waves.
"Since being old, I look back to the '30s and '40s and I see that what our country needs is a spiritual awakening," he said. "I want to touch people's lives. Life is more about spiritual matters than anything else."
Canfield's songs can be heard on the Internet on Google, Youtube and Spotify.