Past Rock the Cradle performers have all generously donated their time and talents to support premature newborns and babies with special needs born at Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital each year.
Martina McBride and Faith Hill sang duets to an awestruck audience during Rock the Cradle 2010.
"It's hard to image that ten percent of babies born end up in the NICU," says Faith Hill, "but Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital is the place to take care of those babies." Faith knows this first-hand, as her third daughter was born nearly 8 weeks early. "If it had not been for the neonatal unit at Saint Thomas Midtown...there is just no telling. They were amazing." For Faith Hill and Martina McBride, who also had two girls born at Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital, singing together on stage was a great way to support the hundreds of newborns and families who face difficult challenges each year.
Big & Rich performed several of their hit songs during Rock the Cradle 2011 and shared personal stories throughout the evening. "There's no more important thing you can do with your life...than to raise money for something like this," says Rich, "...that's God's work all day long."
Daryle Singletary, whose twins were born at Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital one year ago, also gave a special performance during Rock the Cradle 2011. The twins - Jonah and Mercer - were born prematurely and were cared for in the NICU. "I am honored to be a part of a fundraiser and foundation like Rock the Cradle," says Singletary. "The care they got in the first few hours allowed them to be healthy and strong...we're just honored to be able to give back a portion of what they gave us when our babies were born."