NMM: 75 Years In The Making

Photo: Chris White

Fred Stobaugh can’t sing but that didn’t stop him from penning a song that was in his heart. A tribute to the love of his life.

The 96-year-old from Illinois decided to write the song to put both his grief and memories on paper after his wife of over 70 years passed away.  He sent the song into Green Shoe Studio’s singer-songwriter contest,catching the eye of producer, Jacob Colgan, as the only snail mail entry.
But it wasn’t just that. Colgan was so moved by Stobaugh’s song and story that he decided to put it to music. Now, “Oh Sweet Lorraine” is a viral hit on YouTube and is also available on iTunes.
When the song was finished, Stobaugh said in a MSN Now article that it was great but a sad kind of great.
“I really, really miss her,” he said.
Watch this amazing video from Green Shoe Studios which includes the song…

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