Country music performer, Josh Turner, was having a good time during his performance at the Grand Ole Opry this past February.
But what he would announce as the feature act was yet to come. The Pride of Hannah, South Carolina, surprised the audience by introducing his 98-year-old grandmother-in-law.
Lois Cunningham had a dream to make it to the Grand Ole Opry stage. And Josh was in a position to make her dream a reality.
So out she came and took a seat at the Yamaha piano. As she was getting situated, Turner relayed to the audience, “She’s gonna play when she’s ready.”
After a moment, she began pounding out a tune. The audience immediately showed their appreciation with a round of applause.
The song choice was classic. “How Great Thou Art” is well-known to church goers.
In fact, the hymn was named the second favorite of all time following “Amazing Grace” by Today’s Christian Magazine. Lois did the song terrific justice. You can feel the tune rolling from the piano, supporting the famous lyrics, “O Lord My God, when I in awesome wonder, consider all the works Thy hand hath made.”
As she plays, the band looks on and listens in awesome wonder. When she finishes, the audience erupts with a standing ovation. They witnessed a performance done beautifully, with true feeling and love.
It was so nice to see the kind lady fulfill a dream. The way she was grinning from ear to ear and blowing kisses to the audience signaled that she was truly in her glory.
Josh made his granny-in-law a very happy person that day. Lois’ performance has garnered over 4.5 million views on Facebook to date.
It’s a moment the family can always treasure and is, in itself, a fine example of the wonderful work God has made.