When Mr. Willie Sings a Song You Wrote
October 3, 2016 10:28 AM   Subscribe

Buddy Cannon's 92 year old mom, Lyndel Rhodes, wrote a song, House on a Hill, that Willie Nelson recently recorded and plans to put on his next album. This is her listening to it for the first time.

She's become a little bit of a facebook sensation the last few days. Here she briefly talks about it. This is the first song she's ever published. More on her son, music producer and songwriter, Buddy Cannon.

YouTube has some wonderful harmonica guitar duets by mother and son:
In the Sweet Bye and Bye
Tennessee Waltz
Blessed Assurance

This is not her first time finding internet fame. The Blessed Assurance video blew up and prompted her to record an album of gospel songs on her harmonica: Gospel Harmonica.
posted by dog food sugar (12 comments total) 18 users marked this as a favorite
2015 Tennessean paper article about the gospel album: Buddy Cannon's 91 year old mom finds Internet fame
posted by dog food sugar at 10:30 AM on October 3, 2016

That girl sings pretty a pretty good harmony part.
posted by kozad at 10:43 AM on October 3, 2016 [1 favorite]

Oh, how sweet. And she can really play the harmonica! I’m envious…
posted by Going To Maine at 11:03 AM on October 3, 2016

I woke up feeling a bit blue today (it's my 50 birthday). Watching this sent me straight to tears of joy.
posted by pipoquinha at 11:30 AM on October 3, 2016 [7 favorites]

I'm SO GLAD pipoquinha! Happy birthday! I hope you have a wonderful day today.
posted by dog food sugar at 11:33 AM on October 3, 2016 [4 favorites]

That was sweet.
posted by oddman at 12:49 PM on October 3, 2016

Awwww... lovely. So happy for her.
posted by mondo dentro at 12:55 PM on October 3, 2016

Thank you, dog food sugar! This brightened my whole day. Ms. Rhodes is really so accomplished, and I'm so pleased that her song's outcome has made her happy.
posted by Silverstone at 2:29 PM on October 3, 2016 [1 favorite]

Love love love......thank you!
posted by pt68 at 4:51 PM on October 3, 2016 [1 favorite]

Thank you for posting, dog food sugar!

She may be 92 years old, but to me this is more proof that people are as young as they feel. I saw a young soul, giddy with anticipation while listening to a freaking music legend performing her song. (As much as I was charmed by her feet moving along to the beat, I also liked her vocal accompaniment and harmonies. She has music in her bones.)
posted by rangefinder 1.4 at 10:39 PM on October 3, 2016 [1 favorite]

Thank you for posting those wonderful vids of mom & son. They changed the way my day is going to play out. Thanks again.
posted by james33 at 3:33 AM on October 4, 2016 [1 favorite]

That was awesome and I think for my 56th birthday I'm gonna get me some red slippers!
posted by antiquated at 4:02 PM on October 5, 2016 [1 favorite]

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