Republic Nashville’s Martina McBride, performed to a sold out Hard Rock Cafe Nashville crowd on Fri., Nov. 16 with all proceeds directly benefitting Musicians On Call (MOC) Nashville. The non-profit brings music to the bedsides of patients in six area healthcare facilities. Breaking MOC Nashville fundraising records for a single event, the benefit amassed over $35,000 all of which will be used to support the MOC Nashville branch and help to continue and expand its Bedside Performance Programs. The funds were raised from ticket sales, a silent auction, and a unique online auction that afforded one lucky winner the opportunity to join McBride on stage for a song to which winning bidder, Lyndsi Riley, chose “This One’s for the Girls.”
“We could not imagine a better way to celebrate our fifth anniversary in Nashville. It was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see such an icon perform in an intimate setting,” shared Katy Epley, MOC Nashville’s Program Director. “Martina and her entire team could not have been more gracious or supportive of our efforts to bring the healing power of music to the bedsides of patients.”
McBride, who also sang her current hit “I’m Gonna Love Your Through It,” said, “I was so happy to be a part of the fifth anniversary of Musicians On Call in Nashville. We put together an eclectic set list of hits mixed with some of our favorite album cuts for a show that was one-of-a-kind. It’s a great organization doing important work and I was proud to be a part of that very special evening.”
Visit www.MusiciansOnCall.org for more information on upcoming events or on how to donate or volunteer.