RAW: Eight Minutes with Molly

Updated: 05/01/2014 9:38 PM
Created: 05/01/2014 9:33 PM

(ABC 6 NEWS) -- The raw video attached to the story is the interview ABC 6 Anchor James Wilcox did with Molly on April 29th. She talks about her musical background, a teacher that inspired her, and what it’s been like since “His Daughter” went viral.


Austin High School senior Molly Kestner is the girl everyone is talking about. Her self-written song “His Daughter” has now been viewed more than 1.5 million times on YouTube.

She first posted the song on her Facebook page Easter Sunday and it quickly exploded online. Molly has been singing for years and started playing the piano about two years ago. She’s self-taught. Molly has written 14 songs, including “His Daughter.” She’s also written a song about bullying called “No One Ever Told You.” It’s been viewed more than 100,000 times on YouTube.

Since her song went viral, Molly has been contacted by people from all around the world. She’s also been contact by music professionals interested and national media interested in telling her story. Molly graduates from Austin High School in June and plans to attend college in the Twin Cities. She says faith plays a big part in her music, and she’s always wanted to have a future career as a motivational speaker. Molly tells us, she’s open to any opportunities that arise.

Follow Molly's music on her official YouTube channel: