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This is such a cool story. Has anyone from your childhood gone on to win a Grammy, Oscar, Emmy or stardom of some point? I can’t think of anyone in my sphere, but on Michigan elementary school currently has a Grammy Award-winner as alumni.

You may not have heard of his real name, William Apostol, because today he goes as Billy Strings. He attended the Muir elementary school of Twin Rivers back when he was a kid.

Now, Strings is 28 years old and, as we mentioned, a Grammy winner. He scored his first Grammy last March for his record “Home.”

Earlier this week, Strings visited the Ionia County village where he grew up. He also stopped by Muir elementary school and gave out a whopping 200 new acoustic guitars to every student at the school, according to JamBase. Strings also spoke with students and posed for photos.

Strings and his band mates Jarrod Walker, Billy Failing and Royal Masat, will make a stop at the Fillmore in Detroit on Nov. 20 and 21. They also have a sold-out, three-night New Year’s Eve stink scheduled at GLC Live at 20 Monroe in Grand Rapids.

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