Daniel Jens - Aug 21, 2013
I had the pleasure of singing for Hoss Olson last month, as he surprised his girlfriend, Kimberly Beckmann, at Great Clips, by getting down on one Knee and proposing to her.
We had set this up for months in advance. He wanted me to sing 2 songs to her before he "popped the question". First I sang "I'll Be", by Edwin McCain. Little did Hoss know at that time, that this was the song I auditioned with on America's Got Talent. When he found out a couple weeks before the big day, he said he felt like it was fate. "You're the perfect man for the job", Olsen said. The second song was "Falling in", by Lifehouse.
As you can see in the picture flow of the event above and in the video below, we had to sneak into the salon, with the help of a Great clips worker. I had my guitar slung on my back, like I was armed with a weapon of love to shoot off songs that helped to make the event special.
As soon as we walked in the door, I started to play and sing. The cool part about it was the element of surprise and the progression of realizing what was happening on Kim's face. It was like Kim thought this was just a neat surprise at first, to show her that she meant more to him than what a gift of flowers could say.
As I sang, Kim started to realize that this was more than just an original gesture of love and appreciation. With camera crew, Sheboygan Press and Great Clips customers in attendance, she soon started to realize, as she teared up, what Hoss was up to.
It was truley an honor to be a part of this very special moment in both of their lives. If you're wondering what Kim's answer was, well, I guess you'll have to watch the video. ;)