May 14, 2013

Children's Hospital marks CD release with free song download

A compilation of songs written in music therapy sessions at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt and recorded by some of Nashville’s finest artists goes on sale Tuesday, May 14.

“Everybody Has a Story” will be available through Amazon, Barnes and Noble, FYE, iTunes and Walmart, as well as at Children’s Hospital in The Friends Shop.

Children’s Hospital is celebrating release week by offering a free download of one of the songs, "Help Me," written by Amy Overton and music therapist Jenny Plume and recorded by bluegrass singer-songwriter and musician Alison Krass.

The download is available May 13-20 to anyone who subscribes to Wishing Well, the Children’s Hospital’s blog.

In addition to Krauss, artists who contributed to the CD include Kix Brooks, Melinda Doolittle, the Fisk Jubilee Singers, Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Faith Hill, Maura O’Connell, Johnny Reid, SHEL and Phil Vassar.

The songs were written over the past six years, each song the result of a clinical music therapy session involving a patient and Plume. Other writers were Austin Bagby, Ethan Carpenter, Courtney Gaoette, Erica Kilburn, Gigi Pasley and Christopher Weber.

Learn more about the project at