When groom Andrew Meadows, 25, dreamed up the perfect surprise to honor his new father-in-law on his wedding day, he had no idea it would get the attention of thousands of strangers, let alone the attention of country singer, Dustin Lynch.
According to NBC Connecticut, it was at his wedding at Crystal Peak in Winsted, Connecticut, on Friday, that Meadows took the microphone and sang Lynch’s “Your Daddy’s Boots” while his bride Kelly, 31, and father-in-law Kenny Kindschi, 58, shared an emotional father-daughter dance.
“I just wanted him to really know how much he is loved and that he’s always been a good father to his children,” Meadows said.
Meadows’ bride Kelly had lost her mother in April of 2014 from stage-four lung cancer. The disease, which took her mother at the age of 57, affected her father and the family very deeply.
When Meadows found the special song and played it for Kelly before the wedding, she loved it, and fully supported Meadows’ idea of surprising her father at their reception.
“I really wanted to make it as personal as I could,” Meadows said.
According to NBC Connecticut, the couple met in 2012 at Kelly’s grandfather’s 80th birthday, and Meadows knew that night that Kelly was the girl he wanted to marry- but he never got her number.
“I had to beg her family to find her,” Meadows recalled. “Then we ran into each other a couple weeks later at the Durham Fair and I haven’t left her side since!”
Andrew proposed April 1, 2013, and just a year later, on the same day, Kelly’s mother passed away.
“She was our biggest fan,” Andrew said of Kelly’s mom.
But the groom’s touching tribute to his bride’s father gained him a few new fans, as well. Along with the over 40,000 views of the Youtube video Kelly’s aunt, Lisa Ross, posted, Meadows got the attention of the song’s original singer – Dustin Lynch.
Lynch shared the newlywed’s video on his Facebook page with the caption, “Hey Andrew – awesome job,” followed by a flexed muscle emoticon and, “congrats!”
Meadows and Kelly were thrilled with the response, and Kelly commented on the country star’s post, writing, “Maybe you and Andrew can sing it together for me at the Oakdale in December Dustin Lynch!?!”
There’s no word yet on whether Lynch will extend an invitation to Meadows for a duet, but the groom told NBC Connecticut that the man for whom the performance was intended, Kindschi, was “extremely touched” and found the sentiment to be a “wonderful surprise.”