An Alabama woman became a media star after a video of her singing went viral.
Jenny Mann became a media star when she walked into an empty grain silo and recorded herself singing the traditional hymns “How Great Thou Art” and “God Bless America.”
She recorded herself singing, and posted the video on her Facebook page, jenny.w.mann, where it has garnered over 2 million views and been shared more than 30,000 times by admiring fans.
Mann often posts amusing weather reports, sometimes done in foreign accents, but this was her first experience with posting songs.
“I posted the video for a friend of mine who loves the song, but never expected anything like the response I’ve received. I’m always singing in places with good acoustics, so this was nothing out of the ordinary for me.”
Jenny Mann, Country Music Family, September 2018.
Mann, a substitute bus driver from Ider, sang the song for a friend who loves it, and never expected to find herself turned into an Internet celebrity.
The mother of three explained that she simply took advantage of the silo's incredible acoustics to perform two old classic hymns which she loves.
In the video, Mann steps into the silo and raises a crystal clear voice that is enhanced by the perfect acoustics of the empty grain silo.
Encouraged by the success of her first "single," Mann has recorded and posted two more videos of herself and friends singing “God Bless The USA” and “The Star-Spangled Banner.”
Almeda Wortham from Warren County Ohio had always dreamed of meeting her icon Oprah Winfrey in person.
Wortham was in New Jersey for a funeral when she spotted Winfrey across the street, She approached the celebrity and told her she would like to sing for her - and she did.
Her performance was recorded on a cell phone and posted to Winfrey's social media where it quickly went viral.
In a related story, a doting father sang Joe Cocker's "You are so beautiful" to his baby daughter and she loved it.