Lindsey Stirling is no stranger to fame, which is what makes this video so surprising. She’s a bona fide, musical superstar, as evidenced by her famous Western Shootout video that has garnered over 70,000,000 views on YouTube!
The 30-year-old knows how to stick to her guns. She came from humble beginnings and has fought her battles along the way.
In grade school, she was diagnosed with an eye cross-domination and had to wear an eye patch. The experience led to her autobiography titled “The Only Pirate At The Party.”
Lindsey has openly discussed her issues with the eating disorder anorexia. She is a champion for adolescents and young adults struggling to deal with their own imperfections.
The talented, classical, crossover pop/rock artist was often told she would need to change her performance routines to “fit into the norm.” She had to endure some heavy criticism on the America’s Got Talent show, but the experience made her even more determined to stay true to herself.
She was correct to do so, and her booming popularity is a testament to that fact. Her world tours are mega successful, and in 2015, she was named YouTube Artist of the Year.
In the following video, she performed a beautiful rendition of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah.” The performance was later intertwined with her super successful tour shows.
Subway riders didn’t realize the solo player was Lindsey Sterling. They paid her no mind, but she kept right on playing.
It’s a lesson in being true to yourself. Be focused, have a goal, do what you love, and stay faithful to the one above.
“Hallelujah” was the creation of the great Leonard Cohen. He was certainly a performer who created and maintained his own special style.
The world lost Cohen this past November. The Canadian was a music legend.
His spin on The Drifters “Save The Last Dance For Me” is classic Cohen. Sinatra sang about doing it “my way,” and that advice was right on for people like Cohen and Sterling.