polo for women Fountain Inn man strips down for Irma serenade
For millions of people, the threat of Hurricane Irma was enough for them to leave their homes behind and seek high ground.
But when Irma neared the path of Fountain Inn’s Randy Caudle, he left something else behind his clothes.
With winds pounding against him, Caudle whipped out an acoustic guitar, matched his cowboy boots with a trucker’s hat and headed for the horizon Monday afternoon for a stripped down rendition of Luke Combs’ “Hurricane.”
“I really don’t know how to explain it. What I thought was going to be a joke, it went crazy and everybody started sharing it,” said Caudle, 20.
The 30 second clip which as of Tuesday afternoon has been viewed more than 300,000 times was done in one take by the boyfriend of Caudle’s sister. And no, alcohol was not involved.
“We were sober Sallies at that point,
” said Caudle, a Dixie High School graduate.
As the power went out over Fountain Inn and Caudle was grilling hamburgers, he said he had a hunch that his one take cover of Combs’ hit was going to go viral.
“At first, it wasn’t even set to be able to share on Facebook, but I changed it when so many people started asking me about it,” he said. “I don’t even know where to start with it, really. Within about 30 minutes when the video posted, we were sitting there grilling burgers and so many people were sharing it and I said, ‘This is about to escalate quickly,’ and the next day it really did.”