Grade-Schooler Remakes Johnny Cash’s ‘Folsom Prison Blues’ As Back-To-School Anthem

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It’s that time of year again! Parents are rejoicing and children are crying as another school year gets underway. One grade-schooler has his own way of coping with back-to-school feelings, and he has become a semi-viral star because of it.

A recent video posted by Beverly Pendleton of her grandson Owen is taking the internet by storm. Owen re-wrote the lyrics to Johnny Cash’s hit “Folsom Prison Blues” and made it into “Back To School Blues,” a song that every kid is sure to relate to.

“I don’t know where I’m at.
The sun is coming up.
I ain’t going fishing,
but I ain’t giving up.
I’m stuck in this old class room,
and time keeps dragging on.
When I hear that bell a ringing,
I know my summer’s gone.”

A quick scroll through Owen’s grandmother’s Facebook page reveals the extent of the boy’s talent. In one video, Owen gives Walmart yodel boy Mason Ramsey a run for his money with an impressive take on Hank Williams’ “Lovesick Blues.”

Owen’s “Back To School Blues” has racked up more than 5,000 shares in 24 hours, and the number continues to grow. We’re certain that this is just the beginning for this talented kiddos! Check out the video below and be sure to share!