Willie Nelson Gives 92-Year-Old Lyndel Rhodes Her Big Break By Recording Song She Wrote
SCOTT SIMON, HOST:
Willie Nelson reportedly has a new Lyndel Rhodes tune on his upcoming album. It's called "Little House On The Hill." The Guardian reports that Buddy Cannon, the music producer, emailed a copy of the song to Willie Nelson, who emailed back, I love it. Let's cut it. Lyndel Rhodes is Buddy Cannon's mother. She's 92 years old, and Buddy Cannon recorded his mother listening to Willie sing her song.
(SOUNDBITE OF VIDEO)
BUDDY CANNON: What are you listening to?
LYNDEL RHODES: "Little House On The Hill."
CANNON: Whose song is that?
CANNON: You wrote it?
RHODES: Yeah, trying to.
CANNON: Well, who's singing it?
RHODES: Mr. Willie.
CANNON: Willie Who?
RHODES: Mr. Willie Nelson.
CANNON: All right.
SIMON: It's the first song Lyndel Rhodes has had recorded. She sings it pretty well, too.
(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "LITTLE HOUSE ON THE HILL")
RHODES: (Singing) On the hill - I'm going to buy that little house on the hill.
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