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Country duo Maddie & Tae raise their voices for the kids of Nashville’s Children Hospital Rare Country
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Maddie & Tae’s inspirational hit, “Fly,” has encouraged millions of people to continue reaching for their goals, but the song took on a much deeper meaning as the duo performed it at the Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital in Nashville.

Take a look at this heartwarming video of the duo entertaining young patients and their families during their recent appearance. If Maddie & Tae gave encouragement to those patients, the brave young fighters encouraged the two singers that much more.

Maddie & Tae’s Maddie Marlow tells Rare Country, “We just get so much inspiration from how brave these kids are. They’re going through so much at such a young age, but they are fightin,g and they’re so strong and so brave. Just to be a part of this is so incredible.”

This performance served as the launch for the Shine Bright campaign, encouraging people in the Nashville area to write encouraging letters to patients undergoing treatment at Vanderbilt University.

This isn’t the first time Maddie & Tae have performed at the Children’s Hospital. In fact, they sang many of the songs on their debut album, “Start Here,” for patients at the hospital before they ever released their monster debut hit, “Girl in a Country Song.”

Marlow explains, “We used to just come and it would be, like, five kids, and and they would have their shakers and tambourines and they would be our drummers, ’cause we didn’t have a drummer at that time.”

Hunter Kelly is a senior correspondent for Rare Country. Follow him on Twitter @Hunterkelly.
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