Christian artist Matthew West performs for Vandy nurses, patients over Skype

Posted at 6:50 PM, Apr 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-01 20:05:23-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Christian artist Matthew West performed a song over Skype for some of the nurses and patients at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt Wednesday.

Coordinated by Vanderbilt and the Ryan Seacrest Foundation's Seacrest Studios, West greeted the nurses - who work in the pediatric intensive care unit - with applause for all of the hard work they've been putting in lately.

"That's not a very loud round of applause, but it sounds like my first 200 concerts, where there was just one person there," West joked.

When West asked the nurses how they're holding up, they assured him they were doing okay, and that morale was still relatively good among them.

West then performed one of his songs, "Strong Enough," for the nurses, as well as patients watching on hospital televisions.

Before the end of the call, the nurses had a friendly question for West as they asked him if he believes hot dogs should be considered a sandwich.

"A hot dog is not a sandwich; it's a hot dog," West replied.