Phil Vassar Records Track For 'Everybody Has A Story' To Benefit Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital
Phil was proud to record the song "Heaven On Earth" for the upcoming album 'Everybody Has A Story'. There's a lot of great artists on the album but, more importantly, the songs were all written by Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt patients.
The album collects artists' recordings of songs written by Children's Hospital patients during their music therapy sessions. Patients were undergoing treatments for a variety of illnesses, from pneumonia to cancer, and music therapist Jenny Plume encouraged them to put their feelings about their experiences into songs.
Order now on iTunes to support a great cause HERE. Proceeds benefit the Julian T. Fouce Music Therapy Fund at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.
Phil Vassar will perform and take the field for the City of Hope's 23rd annual Celebrity Softball Challenge on Saturday, June 8th at 9am at Greer Stadium in Nashville. Vassar along with artists like Scotty McCreery, Lauren Alaina, Florida Georgia Line, Craig Campbell, Greg Bates, Chuck Wicks and Olympic figure skating champion Scott Hamilton, will join cancer survivors to participate in the events, which are a part of CMA Music Festival week in Nashville. Emceed by Storme Warren, host of GAC's "Headline Country," the event will pit longtime rival teams Grand Ole Opry and "After MidNite with Blair Garner" against each other.
This year's game marks the 23rd year that Nashville's country artists have gone to bat for City of Hope, a leading research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases. The Celebrity Softball Challenge has raised more than $2 million for City of Hope, enabling scientists to advance research and improve treatments for patients and families everywhere.
Brett Eldredge, Maggie Rose, David Nail, Chase Rice, LoCash Cowboys, Krystal Keith and Two Foot Fred will also perform and take to the field for the game. Rounding out the event are City of Hope survivors Hannah Komai, 23, and John Cloer, 12, both of whom will be cheering for their favorite stars.
"I am so excited for this year's Celebrity Softball Challenge at Nashville; my boyfriend and I are huge Country Music fans!" said Komai, a bone cancer survivor. "It is an honor that City of Hope wants me to share my story at the event after they gave so much to me and my family. After all, they did save my life."
For more information about the 23rd annual City of Hope Celebrity Softball Challenge presented by Staples, click here. To purchase tickets to the game, click here. All ticket sales benefit City of Hope.
Phil will also be performing at the Chevrolet Riverfront Stage for the CMA Music Festival in downtown Nashville on Thursday, June 6th. For more information on the free performance, click here.