On the night of Saturday July 18th the three year old Mallory Hall and her sister got to sing on stage with Lady Antebellum and Hunter Hayes in from of a sold out crowd in Atlanta.
When Mallory Kate Hall was born to Jessica and Dustin Hall in Cumming Georgia was a normal baby girl but ten days later heart was attached by a virus leaving her with dilated cardiomyopathy. He mother Jessica Hall explained how it enlarged her heart and weakened it permanently.
At the age of 2 Mallory was put onto the heart transplant list and moved into the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta where she would live with her parents alternating stays with Mallory and back at home with their older daughter Madison.
During this time the family found a connection with the hit single by Lady Antebellum “Compass” especially to the lyrics “So let your heart, sweet heart…Be your compass when you’re lost.”
Jessica Hall talked to ABC News saying, “It was kind of the first song that our kids knew the words to and sang,”. “Always in the hospital we listened to it, and that’s what Mallory always asked to hear.”
The song stayed as inspiration as the family learned, there was an available heart that matched and during the nine hour transplant surgery. The surgery was successful and recovery went better than predicted. Jessica Hall stated, “When we woke up the next morning, her breathing tube was out and she was up eating crackers. It was unbelievable.”
Mallory was able to go home five days after receiving a new heart and went back to her normal dancing and singing self. When Lady Antebellum announced they were going to tour through Atlanta the Hospital encouraged the Hall to make a video of the girls singing Compass because of how much it had influenced the family.
Lady Antebellum team eventually saw the video and invited the family to the sold out show. According to Jessica Hall, they got the V.I.P. treatment with a limo ride and a back stage intimate pre show performance and meet and great. When the family got to take pictures with the band Mallory went right up to them and asked if she could sing with them on stage.
The band said yes
Mallory and her sister got to sing with the band on stage along with Hunter Hayes, who had actually visited the Atlanta hospital while Mallory was there and had met her.
Check out the cutie performance underneath.