- Associated Press - Sunday, February 28, 2016

WATERTOWN, Tenn. (AP) - A Wilson County school bus driver is now a Grammy Award winner.

Joe Thompson picked up the award in Los Angeles earlier in February as part of the gospel quartet The Fairfield Four.

The group won for best Roots Album at the Grammys.

As the group’s bass singer, Thompson and The Fairfield Four play up to five shows per month. The 80-year-old Thompson’s regular job is driving special needs children from Mount Juliet to Watertown Elementary School and back.

The Tennessean (https://tnne.ws/1oF0Ovc) reports that Thompson greets each boy and girl as if they’re one of his grandchildren.

Teacher Heather Howard says Thompson makes the students “feel like rock stars.”

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Information from: The Tennessean, https://www.tennessean.com


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