How a 92-Year-Old Tennessee Grandma Made It Onto a Willie Nelson Album
You've got to see this video.
A story recently resurfaced in The Epoch Times that has absolutely warmed our hearts.
It all started when Lyndel Rhodes, who was born on February 20th, 1924, and is now 95, shared a song "Little House on the Hill" with her son Buddy Cannon, an accomplished musical producer in Nashville. Cannon sent the song to Willie Nelson — no pressure — who adored the track and decided to record it, according to The Guardian.
"So everyone knows of my mother's Facebook video stardom. Well now she can add 'recorded songwriter' to her resume. This past weekend at Pedernales Studio in Spicewood, Tx. Willie Nelson laid down vocals and guitar tracks on a song my mom wrote a few years ago. She showed the song to me a couple years back and I could not stop thinking that Willie would like the song if he heard it," Cannon wrote of "Little House on the Hill" in a Facebook post in 2016. "Well, a few weeks ago I made a guitar vocal of her song and emailed it to Willie over in Maui. A few hours later I got a reply from Willie saying, 'I love it. Let's cut it'. Well we did cut it and my 92 years old mom now has herself a song on Willie's upcoming album. Willie nailed it too. How about that folks!!
Cannon was kind enough to share a sweet video of his mom Lyndel hearing Willie Nelson's recording of the tune and her response is priceless. Watch below.
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"Little House on the Hill" appears on Nelson's 2017 studio album, God's Problem Child.
Keep smiling and singing, Lyndel. We hope another collaboration is in the works.