"Each of us has a gift. Each of us has something that we have been given. Each of us has something that we can share with others. That's part of what today is about: using the gifts that we were given to make the world a better place," Mitchell said.
"Music has this strange power, more than any other art form, to talk to your soul directly," he said. "In some ways, it can bypass your brain and it goes right into your heart, right into your soul, right into your being."