Kelly Clarkson spent her holiday making spirits bright! The singer stopped by Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt on December 22nd to sing and celebrate the holiday season with patients, families and staff. Representing Musicians on Call Nashville, Clarkson packed the room for a Christmas carols singalong in addition to performing an acoustic set in the Children’s Hospital Theatre.
Clarkson sang “Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer,” “White Christmas,” and “All I Want for Christmas is You” while encouraging those present to sing and dance along. For those children who couldn’t attend the festivities, Clarkson paid a special visit to the rooms of those patients.
“This is such a special time of year and I’m so happy to be able to share it with all of these great kids. I’m probably having just as much, if not more, fun than they are,” exclaimed Clarkson. “I heard about Musicians On Call from a friend of mine,” she continued, “and I thought this would be the perfect way to get involved with a hospital music program here in Nashville. I love playing for the kiddos!!”
The Musicians On Call Nashville charity is celebrating its fifth anniversary this year and since its inception, the Music City branch has grown to provide 11 weekly bedside performance programs throughout six area healthcare facilities and has played for over 60,000 patients. Talk about amazing! With the help of artists like Clarkson, Brantley Gilbert, Hunter Hayes, Martina McBride, Jerrod Niemann, Kellie Pickler, Darius Rucker, Blake Shelton, and so many more, MOC Nashville will continue to expand its reach within the Nashville community and deliver the healing power of music to those who need it most.
For more information on MOC, please visit www.MusiciansOnCall.org.