November 20, 2018

Children’s Hospital patient Caroline Lantz has a special night with Maddie and Tae at the CMAs

Hanging out at a fancy hotel, getting glammed up, walking the red carpet and taking in the CMAs.

Photos by Sara Kauss.

Caroline Lantz, 5, a patient at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, was surprised with tickets to the 52nd annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, along with glamour treatment and a red carpet appearance. Caroline’s companions for the evening were Maddie Marlow and Tae Dye, who perform as the country music duo Maddie and Tae.

Caroline peeks outside the hotel room where her family and Maddie and Tae are about to get ready for the CMAs.
Caroline has big decisions to make about her choice of outfit.
Maddie and Tae show Caroline a standard rule of hotel rooms — there’s no point being there if you’re not going to jump on the bed.
Maddie and Tae help Caroline “glam up” as her brother Andrew updates friends by text.
Caroline takes her first peek.
Getting ready to leave the Noelle Hotel for the CMAs at Bridgestone Arena. Caroline is surrounded by, L-R, her mom, Margaret; her brother, Andrew; Maddie; Tae; and her dad, Mark.
On the red carpet at the CMAs.
…and showing how to REALLY rock the red carpet at the CMAs.