VIDEO: 92-Year-Old Woman’s Heart Melting Reaction Hearing Willie Nelson Sing A Song She Wrote

A long time ago, a woman named Lyndel Rhodes wrote a song called “Little House on a Hill.”

The mother of well know producer and songwriter Buddy Cannon, she wrote the song quite a few years back, but when Buddy showed it to Willie Nelson, he immediately loved it.

The story from Buddy goes a little something like this:

“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, Texas. 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.

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.”

Willie recorded it for his 2017 album, God’s Problem Child.

When Buddy played it for her for the first time, she was a bundle of emotions listening to it. Buddy recorded her reaction, and hell if it doesn’t just melt your heart to watch a 92-year-old woman’s dream come true.

Ms. Rhodes passed away in 2020, but not before she got to hear the great Willie Nelson sing a song she wrote.

Try not to smile when she starts tapping her feet, I dare ya…

Here’s the full song from Willie Nelson:

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