Many great Nashville-based artists lend their talents to songs written by patients at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt through its Music Therapy Program.
Released today, “Everybody Has a Story” is a compilation album that celebrates the patients’ creativity and shows how music can be a vehicle for healing. Each song was a result of a clinical music therapy session involving the patient and a music therapist.
Each song was a result of a clinical music therapy session involving the patient and a music therapist. Some lyrics were crafted out of a story idea and some were created by long discussions about the patient’s feelings and situation.
Oklahoma native Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Faith Hill, Alison Krauss, Kix Brooks, Melinda Doolittle, Fisk Jubilee Singers, Maura O’Connell, Johnny Reid, SHEL and Phil Vassar breathe life into songs written by patients Austin Bagby, Ethan Carpenter, Courtney Gaoette, Erica Kilburn, Amy Overton, Gigi Pasley, and Christopher Weber, along with music therapist Jenny Plume.
“Everybody Has a Story” has allowed Children’s Hospital to embrace the Nashville community by inviting not only artists, but musicians, producers, engineers and other professionals to partner in this endeavor.
“Everybody Has a Story” is available through Amazon, Barnes and Noble, FYE, iTunes, and Walmart as well as at Children’s Hospital in The Friends Shop.
Supported by the Julian T. Fouce Fund, the Music Therapy Program at Children’s Hospital was made possible in 2005 by Tom and Maria Fouce in memory of their son, Julian, a great lover of music. Julian passed away that same year.
Find the album’s track listing after the break, and check out this video about the making of the album:
“Everybody Has a Story” track listing:
What is Normal – Amy Grant/Gigi Pasley and Jenny Plume
Heaven on Earth – Phil Vassar/Christopher Weber and Jenny Plume
Help Me – Alison Krauss/Amy Overton and Jenny Plume
My Sweet Ride – Kix Brooks/Ethan Carpenter and Jenny Plume
You Have to Believe – Faith Hill/Gigi Pasley and Jenny Plume
Oh Happy Day – Fisk Jubilee Singers/Austin Bagby and Jenny Plume
Keeps Me Going – Melinda Doolittle/Erica Kilburn and Jenny Plume
That’s Who I Am – Vince Gill/Christopher Weber and Jenny Plume
Someone Else’s Little Girl – SHEL/Courtney Gaoette and Jenny Plume
Daisy – Johnny Reid/Gigi Pasley and Jenny Plume
Music is Healing Us – Maura O’Connell/Jenny Plume