Chris Young and Lee Brice perform on-stage for patients at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt. Photo by Steve Green
From left, Chris Young, Microsoft’s Jon Box, Chief Executive Officer for Children’s Hospital, Luke Gregory, and Lee Brice, photo by Steve Green
Country music recording artists Lee Brice and Chris Young treated patients and families to a special performance this week at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt, and presented the hospital with more than 30 Zune devices on behalf of Microsoft and its employees. The portable media players are loaded with the artists' music, and will be given as birthday gifts to teenaged patients who are hospitalized.
"We are extremely grateful for the support of Lee Brice and Chris Young, as well as the generous support of Microsoft and its employees," said Luke Gregory, chief executive officer for the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt. "The performance was deeply meaningful to our patients and their families, and we are so thankful for Lee Brice and Chris Young for sharing both their talents and their time. In addition, the Zune media players are perfect birthday gifts for our teenaged patients, who, like many of our patients, celebrate life's milestones while facing difficult medical treatments. The gifts will not only help normalize the hospital experience for them, but also offer a great deal of joy on their special day and throughout their stay here."
Following the performance and donation, Brice and Young signed autographs and visited with patients and their families.About Lee Brice
Three-time ACM nominee Lee Brice released his debut album on Curb Records entitled Love Like Crazy in June of 2010. The title track off of the album, "Love Like Crazy," reached the top five on the charts and was named Billboard's #1 country song of 2010. It currently holds the record for the longest charting song in the history of Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart. Brice is gearing up to hit the road this summer with Willie Nelson on the Country Throwdown Tour. His latest single, "Beautiful Every Time," is currently making its way up the charts. For more information on Lee Brice, including upcoming tour dates, visit http://www.leebrice.com/.
About Chris Young
Recently nominated for his first Grammy Award for Best Male Country Vocal Performance with his hit, "Gettin' You Home," Young is gearing up to head out on the road with Jason Aldean on the sold out My Kinda Party Tour this summer. With his rich, warm baritone and penchant for writing relatable, slice-of-life songs, Young has emerged as a fan-favorite with three consecutive #1 radio hits, and an album approaching gold certification. "Tomorrow," the brand new single from his forthcoming album, Neon, which set to come out this summer, is currently screaming up the country charts. For tour dates and all the latest information on Chris Young, visit http://www.chrisyoungcountry.com/ and follow him on Twitter @ChrisYoungMusic.
Zune is Microsoft's music and entertainment brand that provides an integrated digital entertainment experience. The Zune platform includes a line of portable digital media players, elegant software, the Zune Marketplace online store, the Zune Social online music community created to help people discover music, and the ZuneOriginals.net online media player customization store. Zune is part of Microsoft's TV, Music and Video Business in the company's Entertainment and Devices Division and supports the company's software-based services vision to help drive innovation in the digital entertainment space. More information can be found online at http://www.zune.net/en-us/press.
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