Peoria, Illinois- 96-year-old Fred Stobaugh recently lost his beloved wife of 73 years, Lorraine.

Over the summer Fred decided to write a song for her. He called the song, "Oh Sweet Lorraine."

He can't sing and has no previous musical experience, but he still entered his song into a contest sponsored by a local recording studio.

He didn't win the contest, but the owners of the studio were so touched by Fred's story that not only did they have his song professionally recorded,they also turned his love story into a mini-documentary and posted it to YouTube.

His song "Oh Sweet Lorraine" spread across the world and is listed as number 10 on iTunes right now.