Here's you a little "feel good" story for the weekend. It has been state fair time in Kentucky this past week. One extremely cute little eight year old, Matthew, is probably still on Cloud 9 after getting invited up on stage to perform "Kiss a Girl" with Keith Urban at one of the headliner concerts of the state fair.
Matthew came to the concert with his parents. He was dressed in jammin' clothes and had his guitar--which he started playing at the age of five. He also had a bright orange poster on which he had written: "I Want 2 Play Kiss a Girl W U". They were sitting in the second row from the stage. When Keith launched into "KAG" Matthew's mother tried to caution against disappointment, but a guy in the seat beside them hoisted Matthew up on his shoulders. Matthew waved his sign. Keith saw it and motioned him up on stage. And one little boy got his wish:
The rest of this story is that Matthew has a rare bone disease and was unable to run and play outside with other children. He spent much of his life since age four traveling back and forth between his home in Elizabethtown and Vanderbilt Children's Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee. He and his mother passed the time inside listening to country music. When he was five, he got his first guitar and started taking lessons. And then on August 23 before 50,000 people Matthew took the stage. On his website, Keith called him "the bomb." And he's right! BTW, Keith is "the bomb" too for giving this little boy his time in the spotlight.
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