Music can be a powerful way to connect people in ways that no other art form can. Country musician Josh Turner learned this after writing what he calls his signature song, ‘The Long Black Train’. He heard from lots of fans how much the song meant to them and helped them in their life.
Recently, he had a chance to sing this song with one special young fan at the Grand Ole Opry.
Logan Blade, a young musician with nonverbal autism, struggled to communicate growing up. His autism was so severe that he wouldn’t speak, that is until one day he got in front of a microphone.
Logan’s favorite singer is Josh Turner and as it’s been his dream to sing on the Opry stage, Josh decided to make the young man’s dream come true when he invited him on stage.
“Just being around him, hearing his story … it’s hard to put into words,” Turner told Fox 17 News in Nashville.
Turner added, “It’s just really gratifying and fulfilling for me to be able to see a young man like that, that is struggling in some ways — but yet, due in part, a little bit, by what I’ve done musically, he’s been able to become a different person.”
Their duet touched everyone in the audience that night. Watch their duet in the video below and share it with your friends.