96-Yr-Old Enters Song About Late Wife of 73 Yrs in Contest – Quickly Tops Music Charts

Singers, poets, and creative artists worldwide have tried to explain their idea of Love. This vague term has no definite definition, it changes according to people’s ideal beliefs. For late Fred Stobaugh, a retired truck driver from Peoria, Illinois, it was the 75 years of his life spent with Lorraine Dinquel.

After Lorraine’s death, Fred wrote a beautiful song to capture the memories.

The couple met in 1938 in two years and got married in 1940. For the next 73 years, they stayed in love with each other–raising three daughters along the way. Sadly, just before their 73rd anniversary, Lorraine passed away. Widower Fred wanted something to remember their love for ages. 

So Fred sat down to write about the beautiful years of his life with the most fantastic person. He entered the local songwriting competition and sent the letter to Green Shoe Studio. The story moved Jacob Colgan, so he hired musicians to record the music. 

Once the sessions were over, Fred and Jacob listed to the song together. The song meant a lot for both of them. The documentary made on the recording session has more than 7M views. In 2013, the song reached the top 42 on the Billboard Hot 100. Fred was the oldest artist to ever appear on the Hotlist.

In late 2016, Fred died at the age of 99. Before he left the earth, he taught us a little more about Love and how it’s timeless.  Watch the full video below and please leave us a Facebook comment to let us know what you thought!  

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