Kellie Pickler, Casey James, and a sold-out crowd celebrated four years of Musicians On Call’s (MOC) dedication to the Nashville community last Saturday, November 12. The intimate affair, held at the Hard Rock Cafe Nashville, raised over $10,000 for the cause which will, in-turn, be used to launch a new weekly Bedside Performance Program this January. This new addition marks their eleventh LIVE music program since the MOC Nashville inception in 2007.
Pickler, who entertained the crowd with selections from her forthcoming album 100 Proof, expressed her gratitude to MOC noting, “Thank you so much for everyone who’s been a part of Musicians On Call. You’ve put a lot of smiles on people’s faces!” 100 Proof will be available beginning January 24, 2012.
“Kellie Pickler and Casey James put on a fantastic show and because of their generosity, we will be able to bring the healing power of music to even more patients,” said Katy Epley, Program Director of Musicians On Call’s Nashville branch. “We are so grateful for the Hard Rock Cafe and WSIX for all their support in making our 4th Anniversary concert a sold-out success!”
MOC Nashville has been able to serve over 43,000 individuals with the support of the local community and with the help of artists like Pickler and James. The organization offers a variety of ways to be involved, including the new “Rock A Patient’s World” initiative where a company or individual(s) can sponsor a hospital room ensuring that patient a visit by a musician every week for one year through the MOC Bedside Performance Program. The $500 sponsorship includes a decorative keepsake for your home or office and you are able to choose which of the six local hospitals to support. For a full list of participating area hospitals and more information, please visit the MOC Nashville website HERE.
For more information on Musicians On Call and how you can get involved as a volunteer guide, musician, or to donate, please visit www.musiciansoncall.org/nashville.