SONGS FOR SOUND: Behind The Music

September 4, 2012

Join us for Songs for Sound: Behind The Music on Friday, September 21, 2012 at the Bluestone (583 East Broad St.). This intimate evening with the Nashville singer/songwriters directly benefits the ENT program at Nationwide Children’s. Visit or call the Nationwide Children's Hospital Foundation at (614) 355-0888 for ticket and sponsorship information.   

The event will feature Woody from 92.3 WCOL’s Woody and the Wake Up Call (emcee.)  RIVER RUTHERFORD who has written hits such as When I Get Where I’m Going (Brad Paisley), Real Good Man (Tim McGraw), and Tonight I Wanna Be Your Man (Montgomery Gentry).  KELLEY LOVELACE, hits include #1 hits from Carrie Underwood (American Girl), Brad Paisley and Joe Nichols. GEORGE TEREN who has written several hits for Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley, and Brittney Spears just to name a few will share his stories and hits. Back by popular demand, ANDREW PATES playing solo and former OSU football player EVAN BLANKENSHIP kicking off his career as Nashville’s Hottest new singer-songwriter.  

Songs for Sound 
Songs for Sound is an organization inaugurated by Kevin & Jaime Vernon, parents of cochlear implant recipient, “Lexi” Alexis Vernon. The focus of the organization is to financially support cochlear implant programs, tell the world about cochlear implants, how cochlear implants work, how bilateral implantation has changed our lives, and how cochlear implants can change the lives of thousands of deaf individuals. Many people are moderately deaf and benefit from hearing aids. There is a large group of severe to profoundly deaf people who receive no benefit from hearing aids, but they can benefit from cochlear implants. Simply put, Songs for Sound was established to restore hearing to the deaf through the miracle of cochlear implants. 
Give the gift of sound thru song, so they, too, can hear and heal through music. 

Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s Cochlear Implant Program and Hearing Clinic 
Nationwide Children’s Hospital is dedicated to helping infants and children with hearing loss/deafness and other communication challenges reach their highest potential for a full and productive life through therapeutic intervention and cutting edge technology. 

The Nationwide Children’s team assesses each patient and makes medical recommendations including further diagnostic testing, appropriate assistive listening devices and surgeries including cochlear implants. Parents are given information to connect resources in education and speech and language development. It is their mission to provide a family-centered visit where patients and families leave feeling educated and supported as they work to help their child with hearing loss.

About Nationwide Children's Hospital

Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report’s 2020-21 list of “Best Children’s Hospitals,” Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of America’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric health care systems providing wellness, preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative care for infants, children and adolescents, as well as adult patients with congenital disease. Nationwide Children’s has a staff of more than 13,000 providing state-of-the-art pediatric care during more than 1.6 million patient visits annually. As home to the Department of Pediatrics of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Nationwide Children’s physicians train the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric specialists. The Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the Top 10 National Institutes of Health-funded freestanding pediatric research facilities. More information is available at