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Lana Del Rey Makes a Special Surprise Visit to Seacrest Studios!

By: Katie Klochany

Patients were all smiles when Grammy nominated artist and friend to Seacrest Studios, Lana Del Rey, made a surprise appearance at Monroe Carroll Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. Immediately after landing in Nashville, the talented musician stopped by the studio to answer questions, sign autographs, and play games with patients in the hospital.

Before heading to Bridgestone Arena for her “Lust for Life” tour, fans were let into the singer’s inner circle learning how she tackles nerves and prepares for a big show. With a musical family and an uncle in Nashville, Lana confessed she feels more anxious when playing a smaller venue such as The Ryman, over a larger show like Bridgestone Arena. She then gave patients the inside scoop on her pre-show ritual: Lemons, hot water, and 30 minutes watching another artist give a live pop performance to spark her own energy. The visit continued with questions from patients like, “What is your favorite emoji?” In a struggle to determine just one studio-goers learned she loves both the double pink hearts and the unicorn.

After all questions had been answered, the singer was swept into a game of “Lana Del YAY or Lana Del NAY”.  Featured in the video above, Lana was prompted with questions to which she had to quickly respond with a ping pong paddle: one side featuring a happy photo, yay, and the other more intense, nay.

In a room full of fishbowl questions tightly clenched between small fingers, Lana Del Rey set out to make a rainy Tuesday just a little bit brighter. With a lingering smile she noted, excursions such as visiting Seacrest Studios make touring through countless cities all the more meaningful. Thank you for visiting with so many incredible patients throughout your tour Lana, you’ve left fish pebble in our hands, and a stamp on our hearts!

 

Khalid spends his first time in Nashville at Seacrest Studios!

19-year-old, five-time Grammy nominee, Khalid, visited Seacrest Studios in Nashville for the River of Hope Radiothon at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. Reminiscing on a tweet from three years ago, Khalid mentioned he has always dreamed of attending the Grammys. However, he never imagined doing so as a nominee. Khalid explained, “Back in 2014 when I had tweeted ‘I want to go to the Grammys’, I just wanted to sit at the Grammys. I just wanted to see the joy in everyone’s face when they were given the award that they deserve.” He then went on to encourage patients to follow their dreams, even if they might not know what that dream is yet. 

As a member of the Musicians On Call organization, Khalid spoke to the power of music in his life. He can’t help but smile during all of his performances as he witnesses the unspoken joy music brings to an audience. He aspires to use his platform to talk to individuals who continuously push for music while combating negativity in the world. 

Following an a cappella performance of his hit song “Location,” Khalid spent time answering questions from patients. We learned random facts about his favorite snacks, which include Swiss rolls and red Starbursts, as well as his dream superpower of teleporting to Paris for dinner. When patient Ryan asked how he sings so well, studio goers learned the inside scoop of Khalid’s mom and how she raised him around music, encouraging his vocal talent. Khalid then shared his reasoning behind joining the Musicians On Call organization: Simply put he loves people and aspires to spread joy and positivity throughout the world. 

Thank you for spreading so much laughter and positivity in Seacrest Studios, Khalid! You are welcome back any time!