Country music is perhaps the most charitable genre in the music world, and the Country Music Association demonstrated the truth of that during a very special ceremony on Tuesday (Oct. 20).

Kix Brooks and Lady Antebellum singer Hillary Scott were on hand at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt to help the CMA present a check for $3 million to the children's hospital, whose mission is to help critically ill and injured children in all circumstances.

According to Nashville's Tennessean newspaper, the donation will help pay for a four-floor expansion at the children's hospital, which will add 160,000 square feet. The first two floors alone will add somewhere around 80 beds, with the donation focusing on immediate needs including premature infants, neurosurgery, organ transplant and other critical care patients.

The radio personality and Brooks & Dunn singer serves on boards for both CMA and Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital. "Country music is a format known for telling stories,” Brooks says in a press release. “Now the country music community will be known for building them. Building floors means helping more children and families — locally, regionally, and around the world — and I can't imagine anyone with a heart not embracing what is going on at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt.”

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