By Shannon Frost Greenstein
What makes you country?
Well, apparently, it’s the ability to master covers originally sung by the country greats. And that, listeners, doesn’t have a minimum age requirement.
Seven year-old Owen Poeppelman proved this a million times over with his You Tube cover of Luke Bryan’s “Most People Are Good.”
First of all, it can’t escape notice that Owen is sporting a Luke-Bryan-esque wardrobe choice…and therefore, he will be referred to in the rest of this post as “mini-Luke.”
Mini-Luke does his own intro and, filmed by him mom, delivers a rendition of “Most People Are Good” that is surprisingly on point, given his young age and presumable lack of vocal training. Luke himself might even need to watch out for this mini-Luke, because he has a lot going for him: Cute little voice, good memory, and do you see the riffs on that acoustic guitar?
Mini-Luke…aka Owen Poeppelman…displays for us what we already knew: Namely, that country is a genre accessible to ALL listeners, regardless of age, gender, or location. This song clearly spoke to mini-Luke, and you can see what it means to him as he sings. The artists in the country community consistently write material that is accessible, understandable, and relevant to our own lives. And that, friends, is why we’re all country fans.
Check out his performance below!