As American singer-songwriting legend Michael Martin Murphey so eloquently describes before breaking into his beautiful rendition of “What’s Forever For,” this particular song addresses the notion of people sticking together during hard times and keeping families intact. Therefore, it’s fitting to sing it alongside the prodigious Lexi Walker, who adds a childlike innocence to the tune’s lyrics.
11 years old at the time of this performance, Lexi Walker’s angelic voice has turned heads everywhere. Her “Let It Go” cover with Alex Boyé has a whopping 68 million views on Youtube, and she’s earned appearances on TV shows like Good Morning America and the Queen Latifah Show. However, despite her solo performances all over the country, One Voice Children’s Choir director Masa Fukuda tells the Deseret News that her mother insisted she join a larger group of children because she did not want her daughter to become a diva!
It’s with the One Voice Children’s Choir that Lexi Walker competed in the ninth season of America’s Got Talent (they made it to the Quarter Finals). Now 13 years old and boasting prestigious gigs on her resume (including “Christmas For Our Troops 2014” at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts), her star power is undeniable. In fact, it’s definitely only a matter of time before this talented pint-sized songstress is a household name.
Michael Martin Murphey is, of course, a legend in Western/country music who’s earned multiple Grammy nominations over his long and esteemed musical career. According to Musician Guide, his long-standing celebration of cowboy culture and continued championing of Native American rights makes this man a true American icon. What a pleasure to watch this cowboy and little girl harmonize flawlessly in a heartfelt rendition of “What’s Forever For.” What did you think of their duet? Sound off in the comments below and make sure to SHARE if you found this performance as moving as we did.