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Scotty McCreery and the Grand Ole Opry Join Forces for a Great Cause

Scotty McCreery performed at a children’s hospital as part of the Grand Ole Opry’s Cause for Applause initiative.

The Grand Ole Opry is celebrating its 90th birthday by teaming up with some of the biggest stars in country music to support nine causes over nine months throughout 2015. On April 14, the Opry joined forces with Scotty McCreery at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

McCreery performed a four-song acoustic set for patients and their families. He then met with the kids, signed autographs and shared toys and toy musical instruments from the Opry’s retail collection.

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“These kids have big hearts and big dreams, and this hospital is helping make those dreams possible,” said McCreery. “Coming over here and doing what I can to lift spirits is something that I hold close to my heart.”

The Opry formed a partnership with the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, called “Thank God For Kids.” Throughout April, Opry fans can designate Opry show and merchandise funds to be donated to the hospital by using the code “4THEKIDS.”

McCreery is currently working on his third studio album. The American Idol champion said the songs will have a more traditional country sound than his previous albums.

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Scotty McCreery and the Grand Ole Opry Join Forces for a Great Cause