There are many young country artist role models that we do not hear of often, and this is one who deserves a nod. Known for her “big voice and even bigger heart,”(Celeb Mix) rising singer, songwriter and philanthropist Macy Martin stopped by Seacrest Studios at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt on April 2nd to chat with new friends, perform new music, play Disney trivia and pass out Tumbles The Bear, the official mascot of her non-profit organization, Macy’s Toy Box.
This young lady started Macy’s Toy Box at age seven, faced with the dilemma of needing to part ways with some of her most cherished belongings: her toys. Rather than hold a garage sale, she told her parents that they needed to find their way to the hands of a child in need who would truly appreciate them. Thus, Macy’s Toy Box began, donating new and gently used toys to local law enforcement and underprivileged children in her hometown of College Station, TX. After a short while, the cause outgrew Texas and spread throughout the country to later benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, The Make-A-Wish Foundation, Nashville’s Bridge Ministries and numerous children’s hospitals.
Macy Martin, center, with volunteers of Seacrest Studios at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital (photo credit: Lyndsey McFarlane)
In addition to growing her non-profit, the 20-year-old Texan has also been hard at work focusing on her other passion: music. Macy is scheduled to perform her current single, “Take It Now” – dubbed by Her Campusas “the perfect addition to your road trip Spotify playlist” – on Hallmark Channel’s Home & Family on April 20. Embracing the journey of “finding her melody,” (Billboard) Macy is gearing up to release new music in the coming months.
We had the pleasure of a visit with Macy last year at CMA Fest. Check it out here and know why we really love her big heart.