To help a father — Lewis Lusk — celebrate Father’s Day, NBC’s TODAY Show surprised him with the gift of recording his own original track at the iconic Sun Studio in Memphis, Tennessee. And Lusk got a little help from a new friend: country singer Josh Turner.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 18, 2015) – Country superstar Josh Turner teamed up with NBC’s TODAY Show for a very special Father’s Day “Make Your TODAY.” Turner and the TODAY Show set the scene for Tennessee native Lewis Lusk at the famed SUN Studio in Memphis.
Lusk had early dreams of being a country singer, but as life took a different path and he became a single parent and an adoring father of two young boys, he put his family first and his musical aspirations aside.
Lusk’s now grown sons turned to the TODAY Show’s Al Roker to help make their father’s dream come true. After successfully luring Lusk to SUN Studio, where legends like Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Cash recorded some of their biggest hits, Lusk learned he was going to record his very own original song, “Sally & Jack,” with guidance from his new friend, the multi-Platinum-selling Grand Ole Opry member, Josh Turner.
Turner expresses, “It was such a special day for me to get to share this with Lewis. As a father myself, I respect the sacrifices parents make for their children. In this case,” Turner continues, “Lewis put his dreams on a shelf for the sake of his boys, and to have a hand in helping make that dream come true for him here is something I won’t forget.”