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DigiTour Stars Play ‘Speak Up’ In Seacrest Studios Washington, D.C.

Our favorite stars from Instagram, Musically, Youtube and SnapChat hit the road for DigiTour Winter and made a stop in our nation’s capital! Blake Gray, Weston Koury, Baby Ariel, Mark Thomas, Sophia Kameron, Zach Clayton, and Nathan Triska visited Seacrest Studios at Children’s National and had patients and families smiling the entire time! We kicked off the visit with questions from patients. They all shared what life was like before they were social media stars and how some of their lives changed overnight. Combined they have more than a million followers on social media, but despite their popularity, they all agree that they are typical teenagers. “We like to go the mall, hang out with our friends, be regular teens”, said Baby Ariel.

Patients were eager to watch our new friends play a game of “Speak Up” where Mark and Zach tried to read hilarious and outrageous phrases with a dental spacer in their mouth. The game was such a hit that Mark even asked if he could take the spacer home to play with his friends! They topped off their visit with a friendly challenge of “Dress Up” where they competed to see who could put on a hospital gown, gloves, and mask the fastest. Patients enjoyed learning how much they had in common with the social media stars and we can guarantee that they gained more followers after the awesome visit! Thank you Blake, Weston, Baby Ariel, Mark, Sophia, Zach, and Nathan for taking time out of your tour to visit us at Children’s National!

 

 

 

Ocean Park Standoff Performs In Seacrest Studios Atlanta

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta was excited to welcome Ocean Park Standoff into Seacrest Studios for a special visit with patients.  Samantha Ronson, Ethan Thompson and Pete Nappi warmed the hearts of everyone with beautiful flowers and stickers for every  patient.

When one particular patient recognized Ethan from American Idol (but couldn’t believe it was really him!), he serenaded her on the spot with a song from the show, making her feel like the most special girl in the room. That performance, along with “Good News” and  their next release, filled our hearts with joy! A big thank you to the band for spending time with us in studio.

 

Jon Bellion Performs at Seacrest Studios in Atlanta!

Showing up at Seacrest Studios at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta sporting an impressive resume, singer-songwriter, record producer and rapper JON BELLION and his best friends/bandmates wowed patients with an incredible live performance of his hit song, “All Time Low.” During the interview, we learned one of his pre-show rituals is a final check with each member of his band (which includes a creative, custom handshake unique to each guy), which then included an actual demonstration!

Following that, Jon delighted patients by creating a special hand shake with each of his new friends (and even remembered each one when put to the test!) But the big hearted New Yorker didn’t stop there…he gave one lucky patient an impromptu “golden ticket invitation” to their sound check and pre-doors experience including a stretch limo to the venue, her own dressing room with her name on the door, time on stage to test out each instrument, a session with the lighting guy to set the stage, her pick of tour merchandise and even some time with a masseuse for her mom! Jon, you are a supremely talented and generous guy and to quote one grateful father, “You have no idea what these visits do for us!” Thank you so much.

 

Alessia Cara Makes A Special Visit to Seacrest Studios in Atlanta!

Singer-songwriter Alessia Cara is creeping up the charts of the “Most Seacrest Studios Visited” with her most recent stop at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (which she thinks  brings her to 5!)  Excited patients prepared for her visit with homemade posters and interview questions. In return,  the “Scars To Your Beautiful” singer charmed her fans with stories from her own childhood experiences, many of which were relatable and inspirational to the crowd. Following a fun “Alessia Here” or “Alessia There” segment, she signed autographs and snapped pictures with everyone. Thank you for visiting, Alessia! You’re topping the charts in more ways than one!

Lady Antebellum Sings With Patients At Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta!

 

Video and recap by Brittany Wade

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Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta welcomed Lady Antebellum to Seacrest Studios! They were in Atlanta for a Country Fair, and they told us how excited they were to see some of their favorite artists perform. They talked about how much they love touring with their young kids and joked that they are going to dress them up as Baby Antebellum for Halloween. They also mentioned that they have been writing in the studio lately, and we can expect a new album next year! The group performed a medley of their songs “I Run To You,” “Need You Now,” and “Compass” for the patients. A patient requested them to sing “Compass,” and Hillary invited her to sing the whole song on the mic with them! We loved having Lady Antebellum with us!

Seacrest Studios Atlanta Welcomes Spider-Man!

Our Spidey sense told us something great was about to happen and it did! Actor Tom Holland and his co-star in the new Spider-Man movie, Jacob Batalon, visited Seacrest Studios at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

Tom delighted patients by arriving for his visit in his official Spider-Man costume. We learned that Tom actually has about 20 of these costumes which he switches off using for filming. We also found out that his background as a dancer really helped him with a lot of the stunts for the movie (and that he actually does a lot of his own stunts!) After a quick lesson on the famous Spidey hands, both actors posed for photos, selfies and snapchats with excited patients.

Thank you for your visit Tom and Jacob…we can’t wait to see the new Spider-Man movie coming out next year.

Robby Hayes Talks About ‘The Bachelorette’ During A Visit To Seacrest Studios Atlanta

The Bachelorette runner-up, Robby Hayes, stopped by Seacrest Studios at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta to spread some love with patients and staff. The Georgia native kept us guessing about his future as the next Bachelor but did talk about his experience on the show.

Things we learned: He has no regrets about doing the show, he will stay in touch with all but one of the contestants, everyone is portrayed pretty accurately and host Chris Harrison has the best job in the world.  Things we know: Robby Hayes gets our vote as the next Bachelor! Robby, will you accept this rose (and our thanks!)?

LoCash Performs “I Love This Life” For Patients In Seacrest Studios

Patients at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta welcomed LoCash to Seacrest Studios and got to see a performance of their hit song, “I Love This Life.”

Songwriters Chris Lucas and Preston Brust admitted they came very close to throwing in the towel after putting in so much hard work without a payoff. But a phone call from Keith Urban changed their lives when the country music icon requested to record “You Gonna Fly” (a song they wrote.) Momentum continued to build when Tim McGraw released another one of their co-writes, “Truck Yeah.” LoCash is now singing their own songs, creating hits and truly loving life! It’s nice to see these gracious guys tasting success!

Thanks to LoCash for a wonderful visit.

Cam Performs For Patients At Seacrest Studios Atlanta

Video and Written Recap by Seacrest Studios Intern, Brittany Wade

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta welcomed Grammy nominated, country singer/songwriter, Cam, to Seacrest Studios. Currently on tour with Dierks Bentley, we loved having her visit the patients.

During our interview, we learned that she began her songwriting career after she graduated college with a degree in psychology. She said that music is her passion, but she also really believes that education should come first. Coming off the success of her new album Untamed, she loves touring and seeing everyone in the crowd sing along to her songs. Her favorite moment from her career so far is when she got a standing ovation from everyone at this past Academy of Country Music Awards. She sang her new single “Mayday” and Bruno Mars’ “Uptown Funk” in the studio, and all the patients loved singing along.

Thank you so much for visiting, Cam!

Jake Peavy and Coy Bowles Perform Together at Seacrest Studios Atlanta

Music & Sports!….and a PARTY of sorts!!  The two worlds collided in spectacular fashion at Seacrest Studios  in Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, when San Francisco Giants pitcher, Jake Peavy & his friend Coy Bowles of the Zac Brown Band popped in to greet a studio full of enthusiastic fans.

Fresh off the mound after an impressive outing against our Atlanta Braves, Peavy celebrated his birthday jamming with Bowles and a host of other talented musicians. Hours later, the celebration resumed in Seacrest Studio with performances from Jake and Coy, story time with Coy as he read his latest book, Will Powers– Where There’s A Will There’s A Way, and gifts – a patient-made birthday card for Jake and signed baseballs from him and autographed books from Coy! The two, both with southern roots, impressed patients, families and staff with their kindness and generosity. Thanks to Jake and Coy for such a special day in studio.