Reigning ACM New Female Vocalist of the Year and Black River Entertainment artist Kelsea Ballerini joined Musicians On Call (MOC), a nonprofit that brings live and recorded music to the bedsides of patients in healthcare facilities, to bring the healing power of music to patients at Phoenix Children’s Hospital on Friday. A longtime MOC supporter, Ballerini performed for patients, families and caregivers in the hospital’s Zone area before visiting with patients who were unable to make it to the lobby. Kelsea took the time to visit patients while on the Rhythm & Roots Tour with Rascal Flatts. Performing her hits including current chart-rising single “Peter Pan” and two consecutive No. 1 smashes “Love Me Like You Mean It” and “Dibs,” Ballerini brought smiles to everyone’s faces during her visit.
“Musicians On Call is a truly inspiring organization and the smiles that they bring to patients and families is immeasurable. To be here, in Phoenix, and a part of the launch of a brand new program is a real honor,” shared Ballerini.
“We’re so excited to have Kelsea here to support the launch of our 60th Bedside Performance Program and first Children’s program in Phoenix,” said Pete Griffin, Musicians On Call President. “Throughout the years Kelsea has been a huge supporter of ours. Kelsea’s fun music and energy always brightens the days of these patients.”
MOC’s expansion to Phoenix Children’s Hospital is thanks in part to support from ACM Lifting Lives, the philanthropic arm of the Academy of Country Music dedicated to improving lives through the power of music
MOC currently brings the healing power of music to patients in 20 cities including New York, Miami, Nashville, Dallas, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Denver, Washington D.C., Baltimore, Denver, San Francisco and Atlanta. MOC has also just reached the milestone of playing for half a million patients, families and caregivers and launched its Half A Million Moments Campaign. For more information on the campaign and MOC visit www.musiciansoncall.org