Growing up, I was the kid who wanted to be the next big country singer. At the same time, I was also determined to be a race car driver, Olympic gymnast and princess…
Thankfully for all of us, 10-year-old Fiddlin’ Carson Peters has more focus and talent than I would have known with what to do.
During his 2014 appearance on the historic Grand Ole Opry stage in Nashville, Peters explained he wanted to pay tribute to Bill Monroe on what would have been his 103rd birthday. After only a few lines of the boy’s rendition of the classic “Kentucky Waltz”, the crowd exploded with cheers. Not only is he an impressive fiddle player, but his vocal style and stage presence are both light-years beyond what one would expect from such a young kid. He gives his all up on the legendary stage, which can severely wrack the nerves of even some of the biggest and most established stars. If this performance doesn’t give a swift tug on your heartstrings, you might want to have yourself checked out.
Needless to say, I think most could agree that if he could’ve been there, Monroe would have had a big smile on his face.