In the late 60s, early 70s, guitarist Gary Talley took the world by storm with his band The Box Tops. This rock band is considered to be a major blue-eyed soul group from that time, something that earned them several top-40 hits. Some of their most popular songs include The Letter and Cry Like a Baby. Now, however, it’s Talley’s mom who is taking the spotlight with her rendition of One Day at a Time by Marijohn Wilkin and Kristofferson.
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This classic gospel song isn’t the only one you can find Talley’s mom, Nita Talley, singing online. In fact, her son has an entire YouTube channel dedicated to sharing helpful music tips, songwriting, and, of course, performances by his mom.
Gary Talley’s Mom Delivers Emotional Rendition of One Day at a Time
93-year-old Woman Sings "One Day at a Time" 🥰— Epoch Inspired (@EpochInspired) January 10, 2024
This was written by Marijohn Wilkin and Kris Kristofferson. The old lady's name is Nita Talley.pic.twitter.com/gPM6ECQVN4
The then 93-year-old’s rendition of One Day at a Time has proven to be particularly popular. In it, this sweet lady can be seen sitting next to her son as he plays the guitar. As soon as she starts to sing, she proves that age really is just a number.
Between her tone and the impressive control she has over her voice, what’s not to adore? Then, a younger woman joins her. Together, they harmonize beautifully, adding to the emotion of the song.
It’s so heartwarming to see just how close Talley still is with his mom. It’s also so cool that Nita gets the opportunity to have her own chance to shine in the spotlight — she even has albums for sale on Talley’s website!
What a lovely reminder that it’s never too late to pursue a new passion or to make an old dream come true!
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