Recap By Mamie Shepherd
Video Recap by Katie Klochany, Elon University
Pictures by John Russell/Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Friends to Seacrest Studios, and award-winning country music trio, Rascal Flatts, gave a groundbreaking, first-of-its-kind, multi-studio concert from Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt in Nashville. It was groundbreaking because this appearance allowed patients from Washington, D.C.; Cincinnati, Ohio; Atlanta, GA; Boston, MA; and Nashville, TN to come together by live stream to see and talk to "the most awarded country group of the past decade." It was important to Rascal Flatts to reach as many sick and injured children as possible with their music. The Flatts answered questions, signed autographs, and put on a concert that thrilled patients and families.
Rascal Flatts has sold over 22.5 million albums and has had 16 #1 single hits. The crowd that gathered in Nashville, and the fans watching from across the country, were delighted to have access to this incredibly talented group.
While on-air, the legendary Grand Ole Opry members performed some of their greatest hits including Bless the Broken Road, Fast Cars and Freedom, and I Like the Sound of That! Some very young fans of the movie, CARS, even brought their toy cars to be autographed recognizing Rascal Flatts as the performers who sang Life Is A Highway from the hit movie! Seacrest Studios had started the season off early by playing songs from Rascal Flatts' latest Christmas CD, The Greatest Gift of All.
It was fun to see The Flatts in person right after they were seen on the CMA Awards, and after their featured appearance on the hit country music video, Forever Country, where a long list of legends and newcomers joined together for one of the most incredible musical collaborations in country music history. These generous singers acknowledged all that they have accomplished and all that they hope to do to help others. Our holidays got a jump-start with Rascal Flatts and, because of their music and kindness, we will never be the same!