Make-A-Wish Helps Child Meet Country Stars

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - It wasn’t just country stars and hockey players living out their dreams this week. Thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, one little boy also lived his dreams.

Michael Yatest Jr., age 11, and his family were flown from Philadelphia to meet some of his favorite country stars, including Easton Corbin.

Yatest and about a hundred others were treated to a private concert by the star at Thursday's Kretschmar Legendary Wishes Campaign lunch.

Michael's dad, Michael Yatest Sr., said country music has given his son happiness while living with cerebral palsy.

"He's a big country music fan, and he loves listening to the radio,” his dad said. “New, old, anything country is the way he goes, and he likes to sing along but he gets a little shy when people are around so he keeps the beat with his hand."

“Anytime you can grant a wish for a child... it’s a great thing to do,” Corbin said.

Corbin wasn't the only star Michael got to meet. He also met Carrie Underwood on Wednesday, and get this, the Pennsylvania family said they were rooting for the Predators Thursday night!

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