With a surprise performance for patients at The Children’s Hospital at TriStar Centennial Medical Center in Nashville, Keith Urban kicked off the 10th anniversary of Musicians on Call, a nonprofit organization that brings live and recorded music to the bedsides of patients in hospitals across the country.
In addition to visiting with patients, families and caregivers in attendance, Keith played some of his biggest hits, including “Blue Ain’t Your Color,” ”Wasted Time,” “You Look Good in My Shirt” and “Somebody Like You.”
“The power of music to not only connect people, but to bring comfort into someone’s life is something quite divine,” said Keith. “Visiting with these kids and their families yesterday was truly inspiring, as was the chance to play for them and bring a little light to their day, even if for a few moments. I’m very grateful to Musicians on Call for the good work they do and honored to be a small part of that.”
Musicians on Call will ramp up its 10th anniversary celebration in the fall with more hospital performances, a community engagement campaign and a high-profile event.
photo by Andy Snyder