Shawn ByrneShawn Byrne, award-winning songwriter, spent his Friday afternoon with the children of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. Byrne was a special guest at Seacrest Studio’s “Live After Lunch” where he performed classic favorites like, “The Rainbow Connection” by Kermit the Frog and “Happy” by Pharrell as well as a few originals. During his visit, Shawn told the children stories about working with Taylor Swift when she first came to town and showed off pictures of his rescued puppy, Bucky Byrne.

“Music is a way to connect people of all ages and has a way of giving someone an instant pick-me-up,” says Shawn. “These kids are tough and going through unimaginable battles. Seacrest Studios gives musicians like me a chance to offer them a break in their day and make them smile, that’s priceless.”

About Seacrest Studio
The 723-square-foot multimedia studio is equipped with five guest microphones, video cameras, radio equipment, and a green screen that gives patients the opportunity to participate in video projects. The studio has a full-time program manager who oversees activities including game shows, celebrity interviews, dance parties, lip-sync battles, Bingo, educational series and live music performances.

The Seacrest Studio is a partnership between Vanderbilt and Ryan Seacrest Foundation, which has been building broadcast media centers in pediatric hospitals across the country since 2010.

About Shawn Byrne
Byrne is no stranger to the music scene. With 20 cuts to his name, a SESAC Writer’s Award for “Ol’ Cook Pot” (recorded by The Duhks), television appearances on Good Morning America, Jimmy Fallon, the CMA Awards and many others; he has shared the stage with some of Country Music’s finest including Rodney Atkins, James Otto, Ashton Shepherd, Kelleigh Bannen, Mark Collie and many others; has played legendary venues like the Grand Ole Opry, The Ryman, Nissan Stadium during CMA Music Festival; performed in front of former president George W. Bush for his homecoming celebration in Midland, TX and has been a part of countless songwriters festivals. It’s no wonder why the Nashville Scene has labeled Byrne, “Nashville’s Best Kept Secret.”