Could They Make It? Entry 7: The Cactus Cuties
Two years ago, several friends sent me a link to this viral video of a group of young vocal students called the “Cactus Cuties” singing the National Anthem.
I recently noticed that last year, Bill Gaither invited them to appear as guest performers at a Homecoming concert in Texas. I remembered the name from that 2008 video clip, but they had completely fallen off of my radar screen. After noticing the Homecoming appearance, out of curiosity, I checked their website and other videos, and found numerous references to faith in Christ (particularly when discussing the death of one’s mother from cancer, and the recovery of another member from a broken neck.)
Then I came across this video of them singing what they term a “southern gospel style song.” Since that’s our genre, this was naturally quite intriguing. Here’s the video:
Setting aside the group’s 2008 viral popularity, should they decide to sing Southern Gospel—at any rate, more than one song—could they make it in this genre?
(Side question: Has anyone heard this song before, or is it perhaps original to the group?)