RODNEY ATKINS VISITS NASHVILLE VA HOSPITAL WITH MUSICIANS ON CALL
Musicians On Call is Celebrating Six Years of Continued Service to the Nashville Community
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Nov. 13, 2013) - In honor of Veterans Day, country artist Rodney Atkins made a special visit to the Tennessee Valley Healthcare System’s Nashville Campus VA Hospital yesterday, which was arranged through one of Musicians On Call’s weekly Bedside Performance Programs to visit with patients who have served in the U.S. military. The country music singer/songwriter went room to room personally thanking vets for their service and uplifting their spirits with performances of hits such as "Farmer's Daughter," "If You're Going Through Hell" and his latest single "Doin' It Right."
“Any time I can support our military heroes, I’m honored to be involved,” said Atkins. “Music is a powerful healer, and I’m grateful that programs like Musicians On Call provide these opportunities for artists to connect through music.”
Founded in 1999, Musicians On Call offers musicians such as Atkins the opportunity to bring their music to patients' bedsides. To date, these volunteers have played for over 400,000 people in healthcare facilities nationwide. The Nashville branch alone has visited nearly 60,000 patients in Middle Tennessee and will celebrate its sixth anniversary this week with an intimate concert headlined by Kelly Clarkson.
About Musicians On Call (MOC)
Musicians On Call (MOC) was founded in 1999 with the mission of bringing live and recorded music to the bedsides of patients in healthcare facilities. To date, its volunteers have played for over 400,000 people nationwide. Musicians On Call continues its mission through room-to-room hospital performances by both local musicians and national celebrities as well as the Music Pharmacy Program. www.musiciansoncall.org
About Rodney Atkins
Award-winning singer/songwriter Rodney Atkins has an impressive track record with hitting on sentiments that strike a chord with the country listener. Atkins has landed six No. 1 hits, including the platinum-selling chart-topper, "Take A Back Road," and has more than five million single sales in the past five years alone. His current single, “Doin’ It Right,” is the first release from his fifth studio album for Curb Records, due out in early 2014.
In 2006, Rodney was named ACM's Top New Male Vocalist while also garnering back-to-back recognition with Billboard's Most Played Song of the Year Award for "If You're Going Through Hell" (2006) and "Watching You" (2007). Since the start of his success, Rodney has appeared on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, The Early Show on CBS, Good Morning America, Fox & Friends, CNN Headline News and many more. He is also involved with many charitable organizations, and served as the national spokesperson for the National Council for Adoption. For more information on Rodney Atkins, visit www.rodneyatkins.com.
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