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Video: Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Faith Hill and more record songs by Children's Hospital patients for "Everybody Has a Story"

by Brandy McDonnell Modified: May 22, 2013 at 6:10 pm •  Published: May 14, 2013
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	<em>Everybody Has A Story</em>, a collection of songs penned by Monroe Carell Jr. Children&rsquo;s Hospital at Vanderbilt patients and sung</p>
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	by some of Nashville&rsquo;s top recording stars, is slated for release May 14.</p>
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<p> <em>Everybody Has A Story</em>, a collection of songs penned by Monroe Carell Jr. Children&rsquo;s Hospital at Vanderbilt patients and sung</p> <p> by some of Nashville&rsquo;s top recording stars, is slated for release May 14.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p>

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.

Vince Gill
Vince Gill

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

-BAM

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by Brandy McDonnell
Entertainment Reporter
Brandy McDonnell, also known by her initials BAM, writes stories and reviews on movies, music, the arts and other aspects of entertainment. She is NewsOK’s top blogger: Her 4-year-old entertainment news blog, BAM’s Blog, has notched more than 1...
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