Cody Alan and Runaway June Host Virtual Holiday Party for Children's Hospitals Nationwide via Seacrest Studios
LOS ANGELES, December 10, 2020 – Award-winning radio and CMT personality Cody Alan and critically-acclaimed female country trio Runaway June hosted a virtual holiday party for children’s hospitals across the country. Spearheaded by the Ryan Seacrest Foundation and hosted by the Seacrest Studios team at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, young patients and their families were treated to an interview with Runaway June, in addition to a live performance of their current single, “We Were Rich,” and songs from their new Christmas EP, When I Think About Christmas, including “Let It Snow.” Participating Seacrest Studio locations included Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt (Nashville), Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Boston Children’s, Children’s Hospital Colorado, CHOC Children’s (Orange County) and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
The virtual event will be featured during Home for the Holidays with CMT’s Cody Alan, a four-hour, barter-free radio special featuring conversations with Country music stars, including Carrie Underwood, Dolly Parton, Keith Urban, Maren Morris and others, who will share stories of Christmas memories, favorite gifts and family traditions, along with a mix of holiday-themed songs. Additionally, highlights will air on CMT’s Hot 20 Countdown on December 19 and 20at 9/8c.
Home for the Holidays with CMT’s Cody Alan is available to CMT Radio affiliates and open markets, and can be downloaded on Monday, December 14 to air any time during the holidays. Interested stations can contact Premiere Networks’ Affiliate Sales department at 818-377-5300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, please visit https://cmtcody.iheart.com/.
Alan and the Ryan Seacrest Foundation have a long history of bringing entertainment and joy to those seeking treatment, especially at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. Over the last several years, Alan has invited Dustin Lynch, Thompson Square, Jordan Davis, Scotty McCreery and others to share live musical performances and conversations with the young patients and their families.
Photo Caption: Runaway June chats with Angie, a patient at the Monroe Carrell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt during their virtual holiday party hosted by the Seacrest Studios
and CMT After MidNite’s Cody Alan
About the Ryan Seacrest Foundation
The Ryan Seacrest Foundation (RSF) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) dedicated to inspiring today’s youth through entertainment and education-focused initiatives. RSF’s first initiative is to build broadcast media centers — Seacrest Studios — within pediatric hospitals for patients to explore the creative realms of radio, television and new media. Founded in 2009, RSF currently has Seacrest Studios at children’s hospitals in Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Dallas, Denver, Nashville, Orange County, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Nashville and Orlando. For more information, please visit www.ryanseacrestfoundation.org.
About Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt
Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt is one of the nation's leading children's hospitals, treating and helping to prevent a full range of pediatric health issues from colds and broken bones to complex heart diseases and cancer. Achieving 10 out of 10 nationally ranked pediatric specialties in 2020, Children’s Hospital was again named among the nation’s “Best Children’s Hospitals” for the 14th consecutive year by U.S. News & World Report. Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt, a nonprofit organization, opened in 2004, expanded its physical space in 2012, and recently added four new floors encompassing 160,000 total sq. ft. The new expansion helps to advance the size and scope of the hospital's mission. For more about Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt: ChildrensHospitalVanderbilt.org
About Cody Alan
As the host and executive producer of CMT After MidNite with Cody Alan and CMT Radio Live with Cody Alan, Alan is undoubtedly one of the most recognized names in radio. Broadcast on radio stations across America and originating from the CMT studio in Nashville, his shows feature the biggest names in Country music and entertainment. Combining his passion for entertainment with television, he also serves as host of CMT’s signature music show, Hot 20 Countdown, seen Saturday and Sunday mornings at 9/8c. Follow Cody on Twitter @CMTCody or visit https://cmtcody.iheart.com/.
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