Bucky Covington, Sawyer Brown and Love And Theft brought a little extra holiday cheer to the Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital recently with a surprise guitar pull.
The Country artists entertained the children with a mix of Christmas carols and Country hits. Many of the children joined the musicians by playing toy drums, tambourines and maracas along to the music.
After the show, all of the performers visited with the children, their families and hospital employees.
“Seeing all of the children’s faces light up was an early Christmas gift for me,” said Covington. “All of these children are going through trying times and have long days. I’m incredibly thankful for the opportunity to give them a nice break in the day and bring a little holiday cheer.”
Afterward, the artists headed over to the Ronald McDonald House, a non-profit organization that provides essential resources and a "home away from home" for families of critically ill children receiving inpatient or outpatient medical care at Nashville area hospitals.
The group of Country artists also prepared and served up a special birthday lunch for one of the young children currently undergoing treatment at Vanderbilt. Covington and the members of Sawyer Brown and Love And Theft donned birthday party hats, played balloon toss and got the whole house singing “Happy Birthday.”