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St. Pierre's trip to St. Jude

Some photos from St. Pierre's trip to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital for the 2013 Country Cares conference.

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    This is a sign of hope for every parent that finds their child with a life-threatening disease.
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    In the hallways of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital you'll find plenty of artwork created by the patients. One of the most amazing sights is the alphabet wall right near the cafeteria. I had a minute so I took a snapshot of each letter to share with you.
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    Myself with two of my WPOC sales staff, Stephanie McVeigh and Liz Davis.
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    All of the artwork drawn up by the patients at the hospital is inspiring and heartwarming, but these three really caught my eye.
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    I love how the patient looked up all of the different ways to spell "hope" from around the world.
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    A look at some of the St. Jude campus. Note the word, "some." The place is huge.
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    My weekend in Memphis was nothing short of life-changing, but there was also some fun involved. We ran into a few up-and-coming country artists. Here Stephanie, Liz and I ran into Maggie Rose.
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    This girl is great. If you haven't heard of Joanna Smith, do yourself a favor and look her up. We have a little connection. I introduced her at a concert at Power Plant a few years back. It was my first intro at WPOC and it was her first radio concert.
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    Stephanie caught up with X-Factor winner Tate Stevens.
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    Stephanie and I ran into the guys in High Valley. Keep your eyes on them. I think 2013 could be a big year for these Canadians.
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    Allow me to introduce you to The Henningsens.
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    This is Ruth Collins from the group Sweetwater Rain. I don't know where the other 3 guys were but I wasn't about to pass up a chance to chat with Ruth for a few minutes.
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    Somehow I ended up sitting at a dinner table with the head of Big Machine Records, Scott Borchetta, and a bunch of other heavy hitters from the Big Machine Label Group. Brantley Gilbert was there (he's on Valory Records) and we celebrated his birthday.
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    I will admit, it was a little intimidating to sing happy birthday to Brantley Gilbert, but I think we did a good job for him. Jana Kramer would have been proud.
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    Just in case you were wondering, he did blow out all the candles in one shot. And, the cake was delicious.
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    Alabama's Randy Owen was a key figure in getting country music involved with St. Jude. He performed a few songs with a group of songwriters that have been behind some of the biggest hits from Garth Brooks, Rascal Flatts, Taylor Swift, Kenny Chesney and so many more. The list was incredible and they sounded great. I'm surprised none of them had their own solo careers.
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    No trip to Memphis would be complete without a stop at Graceland.
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    We had to pay our respects to The King.