Maddie & Tae today released an exclusive and inspiring video with Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt in support of the “Shine Bright” campaign. This letter writing effort within Middle Tennessee provides encouragement for the hospital’s patients, their families and caregivers.
The deeply personal video – which premieres exclusively with CMT.com — features Maddie & Tae performing their recent single, “Fly” during a day the songwriters spent with patients at Children’s Hospital. As artist ambassadors for the Children’s Hospital and Nashville Predators “Shine Bright” campaign, the duo loves to offer encouragement to caregivers, patients and their families, as well as brightening the day for the children. View the video HERE.
“Seeing the light and joy in the eyes of the patients we were able to sing and play with would brighten anyone’s day,” says Tae Dye. “Knowing people find something encouraging in this music is the greatest gift we can be given.”
“And supporting the ‘Shine Bright’ campaign, especially interacting with the patients and caregivers at Children’s Hospital has been one of the most rewarding things we’ve done,” adds Maddie Marlow. “Knowing this special version of ‘Fly’ will also encourage people to write letters of support is the icing on the cake.”
Upcoming “Shine Bright” letter writing dates and booth locations in Middle Tennessee include:
January 23 Bridgestone Winter Park
January 26 Vanderbilt Men’s Basketball vs. Florida
January 28 Centennial Sportsplex
January 29 Centennial Sportsplex
January 30 Centennial Sportsplex
Visit www.ShineBright.org for a full list of dates and locations.
Families can also visit www.ShineBright.org to create and share a custom “Shine Bright” photo for social media. Everyone who posts their photo publicly to Twitter, Facebook or Instagram using the hashtag #ShineBright will be entered into a weekly contest to win Nashville Predators prizes through the end of January.
Children’s Hospital, which opened in 2004, is Middle Tennessee’s only freestanding children’s hospital as well as the region’s only comprehensive pediatric health care provider, currently employing 2,500 faculty and staff, including 425 full-time pediatricians and pediatric specialists skilled in 30 pediatric medical and surgical specialties.
For nine consecutive years, Children’s Hospital has ranked among the nation’s top pediatric centers in the annual U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals. For 2015, Children’s Hospital achieved national rankings for a maximum 10 out of 10 pediatric specialty programs, with half of those specialties among the top 20 in the country.
For additional information about the “Shine Bright” campaign and how you can get involved, please visit www.ShineBright.org.