Seacrest Studios in Nashville Turns Five!

Since 2016, Seacrest Studios has hosted big names like Ryan Seacrest, Dolly Parton, Taylor Swift, The Jonas Brothers, Halsey, Randy Travis, Rascal Flatts, Kyle Busch, Kix Brooks, Roger Goodell, Billy Ray Cyrus, Kelsea Ballerini, Brett Eldredge, Lou Ferrigno, Robin Roberts, The Nashville Predators, Willie Geist, Candace Cameron Bure, Dierks Bentley, Cody Alan, Lana Del Rey, Lady A, Khalid, Debbie Gibson, Bobby Bones, U.S. Navy, Hailee Steinfeld, Doug The Pug, Miss America, Disney On Ice – among many, many others.

Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt has hired interns from institutions of higher learning across the country including Vanderbilt University, Yale University, Belmont University, University of Tennessee, University of Georgia, University of Southern California, Elon University, University of Texas, Lipscomb University, Clemson University, and Chapman University. 

Seacrest Studios Nashville Turns Five

Since 2016, Seacrest Studios has hosted big names like Ryan Seacrest, Dolly Parton, Taylor Swift, The Jonas Brothers, Halsey,
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A studio of firsts:

  • First studio in the Ryan Seacrest Foundation system to host a groundbreaking, multi-studio concert (featuring Rascal Flatts)

  • First studio in the Ryan Seacrest Foundation system to host a groundbreaking, multi-studio interview (Rascal Flatts & Dolly Parton)

  • First studio selected in the ARISS (Amateur Radio on the International Space Station) program to talk to astronauts on the International Space Station

  • First studio with a monthly program, “Weather Wednesday” in conjunction with NewsChannel5 Meteorologist, Henry Rothenberg, dedicated to teaching patients about weather + science (STEAM) 

  • First studio to produce a concert series - “The Nashville Sessions”

  • First studio to pilot the Black Magic Web Presenter technology during the COVID-19 pandemic.  This technology is now in all Seacrest Studios across the country. 

Seacrest Studios has been featured on these programs over the past 5 years:

  • The Today Show
  • The ACM Awards
  • NewsChannel5’s Talk Of The Town
  • Pickler and Ben
  • Topgolf’s The Hook with Charles Kelley
  • CMT’s I Love Kellie Pickler
  • CMT Hot 20 Countdown
  • CMT After Midnite with Cody Alan
  • 107.5 The River’s River Of Hope Radiothon
  • NewsChannel5’s Telethon
  • Inside Edition
  • CMN’s Untold Miracles Podcast
  • CMN National Live-a-Thon
  • Regalando Amor Radioton with WMGC El Jefe 96.7 FM

In 5 years, Seacrest Studios has:

  • Hosted over 718 Bingo games!
  • Organized and hosted 5 Pet Partner Dog Shows (including the announcement of our hospital facility dog in partnership with MARS Petcare)
  • Hosted STRIVE student volunteers for 4 summers
  • Presented at the National Child Life Conference (ACLP) two times (2017 and 2020)

Additional Enhancements the studio has provided:

  • The Nashville Sessions: Remote Concert Series (Distributed to all 11 Seacrest Studios Nationwide)
  • Kids In Nashville: Doctors’ Lab Coats Project and presentation at The Frist Art Museum
  • Hospital Gown Collection and show at Little Art House during Nashville Fashion Week

Patient Parent Testimonial: "We love Ivan's angels in Seacrest Studios! I had no doubt that Mamie and Cayce would come up with inventive ways to continue to enhance the lives of patients and families! We are so blessed with this team and this hospital! The team also helped Ivan who is stuck at home staying safe and sent him a video! Their outreach extends past the walls of the hospital and their care for patients and families knows no distance! This family appreciates you all!”  - Cheyenne Asher

Intern Testimonial: “Well, I’M DONE WITH COLLEGE!  I always thought I’d be ecstatic to see this day finally come, but it was made bittersweet due to an amazing internship I had this semester at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.  In the hospital, there is a broadcast media center built by the Ryan Seacrest Foundation called Seacrest Studios.  We host special guests and events where patients and families can join us in the studio or watch from their rooms on our closed-circuit TV network.  I had the privilege of shooting video and assisting in visits from the Jonas Brothers, Lady A, Brett Eldredge, Kyle Busch, a Budweiser Clydesdale, and so many others.  I also had the opportunity to interview a couple of our guests on air, which pushed me out of my comfort zone but helped me grow in so many ways.  Every day brought something different.  My favorite part, however, was seeing the smiles on the faces of patients and families.  I owe special thanks to my supervisors Mamie and Cayce, to all of the Child Life staff (especially Bekah, Tori, Mikayla, and Lindsay), to everyone at RSF.”  - Victoria Dunlap, Belmont University, Class of 2019