What do you call a 7-year-old boy who likes to listen to John Denver and watch Kenny Rogers on YouTube? You can call him a country boy!
Meet “Shaney-Lee”. He’s just 7-years old, but his mamma says he has a much older soul saying he’s an “old man in a little person’s body”. When you watch him perform, you’re going to be in awe of his very mature and professional performance.
For his audition song, Shaney-Lee chose a John Denver classic, “Take Me Home, Country Road” and the little country boy had everyone cheering on their feet before he finished his final note. The judges were in love and long story short, he’s going on to the finals, folks. We’re going to hear more from Shaney-Lee in the future. I’m looking forward to it. The boy has the name and the voice to be a great country singer.
The song you’re about to hear is one of our favorites and probably your favorite, too. John Denver’s iconic classic was released on April 12, 1971, and it took off like a rocket going to gold and then platinum.
Today, the song continues to sell worldwide, with over a million digital copies sold in the US alone. Now add all those hard copy records and tapes we all have at home and you know that’s a heck of a lot of copies of Country Roads. I’m not surprised, are you?
With the original artist honored, let’s watch Shaney-Lee sing. I think John Denver would be pretty darn proud. Watch how quickly he wows the judges with his rendition.
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