Cute Kids Singing Country Songs: Bill Monroe, ‘Kentucky Waltz’
Who says traditional country is dead? This clip proves that the classic sound is alive and well, even in younger generations. The Grand Ole Opry sees a lot of traditional country on its iconic stage, and this 10-year-old is both a brilliant fiddle player and singer.
Fiddlin' Carson Peters has a gift that comes out when he holds his stringed instrument, and that has led him to the Opry stage on more than one occasion. On this day, Peters chose to pay tribute to Bill Monroe on what would have been his 103rd birthday, bringing his fiddle with him on stage to show the crowd just how talented he truly is. The then-10-year-old starts the song with a head nod to his band before beginning to strum.
Peters only got a few lines of the "Kentucky Waltz" out before getting an enthusiastic cheer from the Grand Ole Opry crowd. His voice is mature beyond his age, and he dresses the part in a Western button-down. Toward the end of the song, viewers can see his fiddle skills really shine.
Check out the video above to see Fiddlin' Carson Peters play "Kentucky Waltz" onstage at the Grand Ole Opry.