Disabled Teen Enters Talent Show & Gives Audience Chills With Stunning Country Cover

Published February 12, 2018 490,800 Plays $1,644.12 earned

Rumble / Everyday HeroesThis is the heartwarming moment when 16-year-old Jared Watson, confined to a wheelchair with spinal muscular atrophy, takes to the stage to sing at his high school talent show.

The young man chose to sing 'I Told You So' by Randy Travis while his father accompanied him on the guitar. No one knew what to expect, but everyone was swept out of their feet! Check out his his mind-blowing performance!

In May 2017, a 16-year-old boy confined with a wheelchair with spinal muscular atrophy took the stage to sing at his school talent show. His father Lee accompanied him on the guitar. The young man chose to sing ‘I Told You So’ by Randi Travis and no one from the audience knew what to expect.

A grainy iPhone video taken by the audience member immediately went viral, because of his mind-blowing performance and talented voice. Jared Watson immediately gained fame and hundreds of thousands of fans, including Randi Travis himself.

Randi’s wife Mary David Travis wrote: ‘Jared, you covered Randi’s song beautifully! Just want you to know Randy teared up when he listened to it this afternoon. Great job and we hope that one day soon we can meet you - we would be honored! Keep up the fight, the spirit and the music, you are a very talented young man. God bless you and keep you in the palm of his almighty hand. Sending love and gratitude’.

Within weeks of his astonishing performance, Jared was doing talk shows and singing at various venues. He even got a call from Nashville. He has continued to impress his audience with amazing covers. On January 22, 2018, Jared introduced his latest song ‘In The Name Of Freedom’ on the mid-south audio stage for WBOC TV, and the rest as they say is history!


  • Fido43, 1 year ago

    The last time a soldier fought for our 'freedom' was WW2. No one is sure sho's freedom was fought for after that. I am a Nam vet and I did not fight for anyone's freedom that I could recognize. Great song none the less.

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  • topladen, 1 year ago

    Der 2. Weltkrieg hatte uns von den Narren befreit. Man glaubte an den Frieden, aber es folgte alles andere als dieses. Kein Soldat kämpfte mehr für den Frieden, eher für die Sinnlosigkeit bei der Arbeit korrupter Politiker und deren Gefolgschaften. Keine weitere Handlung war mehr oder ist auch heute noch eine Schlußfolgerung, für Frieden und Freiheit zu kämpfen. Soldaten müssen heute für die Sicherstellung von Bodenschätze kämpfen, was mit dem politischen Vorwänden verschleiert wird. Den Frieden kann nur das Volk herbeischwören, nicht aber die einzelnen Politiker. Das muß aufhören!

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    • topladen, 1 year ago

      World War II had freed us from the fools. They believed in peace, but it followed anything but this. No soldier fought for peace any more, but rather for the futility of working with corrupt politicians and their followers. No further action was or is still today a conclusion to fight for peace and freedom. Soldiers today must fight to secure natural resources, which is obscured by the political pretext. Only the people can conjure up peace, but not the individual politicians. This has to stop!

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  • bluedaisy, 1 year ago

    so he is in a wheelchair .... does that mean he has no voice? they make so much of these videos! the titles are always overated!

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