Lyndel Rhodes singing along with Willie on a new song she wrote. The first song she has ever had recorded. She is 92 years old.

The video that started it all: Recorded May 18, 2014 at Lyndel's house in Lexington, Tn. Buddy Cannon and Lyndel Rhodes play the gospel song Blessed Assurance on harmonica & guitar.


Lyndel Rhodes was born into the musical family of Ruby and McKinley Tate on February 20th, 1924 in Perry County, TN. When she was 2 or 3 years old, her family moved to Lexington, TN in Henderson County. She remembers that when she was very young, her dad kept an old banjo hanging from a nail on the wall. He would take it down and play songs alone, but occasionally other folks who played instruments would stop by; and the music would ring out through their home. 

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