Lyndel Rhodes, a 92-year-old Lexington, Tennessee native and the mother of renowned music producer Buddy Cannon, was recently overjoyed to hear Willie Nelson himself singing a tune she wrote called “Little House on the Hill,” according to People.
Her son captured the sweet and emotional moment when she heard the country music icon crooning her lyrics in a video that he shared on YouTube.
Lyndel wrote the song about her house in the town where she’s resided for 60 years. She was inspired to pen the country tune when she was driving from Lexington to Nashville to visit her son years ago—and now the song is going to be on Willie Nelson’s upcoming album!
About a month ago, her son recorded the tune and sent the demo to Willie. “He responded in 15 minutes saying he loved the song,” Buddy told People. “He was like, ‘Let’s record it!’” After the song was produced, Buddy went home to visit his mom and played Willie’s version for her. She was very clearly ecstatic about the whole situation.
“It’s a very personal song, so she was thrilled to hear it done right,” Buddy said. “She couldn’t stop smiling and her feet wouldn’t stop wiggling! To get to see my mom’s face as she heard it was unbelievable.”