This Veterans Day, Jimmy Wayne, country music singer and songwriter, visited Veterans with Musicians On Call (MOC), a nonprofit that brings live and recorded music to the bedsides of patients in healthcare facilities at the Nashville VA. The singer serenaded Veterans with his hits including “Sara Smile” and “Do You Believe Me Now” at MOC’s Bedside Performance Program, where volunteer musicians across the country have delivered the healing power of music to nearly half a million patients, families and caregivers.
“Serving our nation’s service men and women on Veterans Day is a privilege and we’re thrilled to make it even more special with this Grand Ole Opry Circle Throwdown partnership,” said Pete Griffin. “For Musicians On Call however, Veterans Day is every day and I’m proud that the Nashville VA is just one of the many facilities nationwide where our volunteers deliver the healing power of music to military and Veterans on a weekly basis. To date, our amazing volunteers have performed for over 23,000 Veterans and family members.”
The visit was the first in partnership with the Grand Ole Opry, who is celebrating its 90th anniversary, and its Circle Throwdown, which brings impromptu performances with Opry artists and a replica of the famed six-foot Opry Circle of wood symbolizing the oak center stage at the Opry House to new locations across the country.
For more information, visit www.musiciansoncall.org.