Although Combs put together an insanely good rendition of “Seminole Wind,” this nine-year-old girl may have given him a run for his money.
After taking a deep dive into the vaults, I found this hidden gem of nine-year-old Tia, performing the title track of Anderson’s iconic 1992 album, SeminoleWind, right in front of the man himself while visiting backstage.
First off, you gotta respect the fact that the girl even knows this song in the first place, as it’s well before her time.
On top of that, she absolutely crushes the song with just her voice and acoustic guitar alone, right in front of one of the greatest country artists of the ’80s and ’90s.
You can see that Anderson is pretty damn moved as well, appearing to nearly be brought to tears.
“Nine year old Tia sings backstage to the legendary songwriter John Anderson. She Just got a guitar a bout a month before and learned that piece to sing for him. At the Del E Webb Center for Performing Arts.”
The video was taken five years ago, and needless to say, ol’ Tia was already better than half the singers on country music radio at that point in time.
Check it out:
Later that night, during his show at the Del Webb Center for the Arts in Wickenburg, Arizona, John dedicated his performance of the song to young Tia.