In town on his first headlining tour, Andy Grammer stopped by The Voice at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta to perform for patients and spread some sweet cheer. After greeting each person with a big hug, and an even bigger smile, Grammer sat down for an in studio interview. Andy told CHOA patients about his humble beginnings as a street singer in Santa Monica. He described his self-titled debut album as full of “beats, smiles, and depth.” Grammer gave patients encouraging words by saying, “Just like singing, healing starts mentally with a thought and determination.” Those wise words inspired patients to “Keep Their Head Up” just as a once discouraged Grammer did, early in his career, after an unsuccessful day peddling his music on the streets of California. Patients were excited to hear Grammer play his guitar and sing and many recognized him from a recent appearance on the Disney Channel show, “So Random!” Coming from a musical background, Andy Grammer gives credit to his parents and their happy nature for his upbeat, joyful personality. It definitely rubbed off on the patients and staff at CHOA! This multitalented artist also showed off his signature “roll” dance moves, his impression of a voice trumpet (which is impressive!) and even some of that beatboxing he notably incorporates into his music. After performing a few songs from his record, Grammer encouraged one of the CHOA patients to sing a song that she had written! Her short performance left the singer, and the audience, visibly moved. Andy graciously stayed after the interview to sign autographs, take pictures, and speak with some of his fans. The patients and staff at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta cannot wait to see what’s next for this up-and-coming artist. Grammer is a star on the rise and we all look forward to his return to The Voice! - - - - - - - A big thank you to Mamie Shepherd, one of our amazing interns at The Voice at CHOA, for this great blog post!