Nashville's music, arts, and sports communities come together for the medical staff at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
To continue to show support for the frontline staff of COVID-19, Brad Paisley surprised over 600 nurses at the virtual Vanderbilt 2020 State of Nursing to send additional thanks to those on the frontlines. This year's event, held Tuesday, May 19, was attended by over 600 nurses from their homes, offices and nurses stations. The address was part of Vanderbilt's ongoing recognition of National Nurses Week and 2020 being the 'Year of Nurse', which honors the 200th birthday of Florence Nightingale, Founder of modern nursing. The zoom video is available for view here.
Throughout the month of April, the Nashville community came together to bring 'Gratitunes' to the medical staff at Vanderbilt University Medical Center through performances and words of encouragement on their personal Instagram page.
The consumer-generated platform and initiative kicked-off March 30th, National Doctors' Day, with dedicated 'Gratitunes' from Brad Paisley, Dustin Lynch, Jewel, Lauren Alaina and more. Artists encouraged their fans and followers nationwide to visit www.gratitunes.com to add their own 'Gratitune' to a playlist, which was made available to all COVID-19 VUMC Assessment Sites and the Hospital to help lessen stress and anxiety, and lift spirits.
HARDY, Russell Dickerson, Scotty McCreery, Eli Young Band, Pat Green, and Maddie & Tae are among the many artists who shared Gratitunes. To date, over 80 artists participated in the campaign reaching over 543,672 engagements. Over 1,300 Gratitunes were dedicated by fans and 5,447 songs added to the Gratitunes Spotify playlist.
For more information on the ongoing Gratitunes campaign, visit www.Gratitunes.com.