NASHVILLE, Tenn. – On July 26, country music artist Jerrod Niemann made a special visit to Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt to help launch the 11th Weekly Bedside Performance Program for Musicians On Call (MOC) Nashville. Performing his latest single, “Shinin’ On Me,” his round of performances coincides with MOC’s ongoing celebration recognizing five years of committed service to Music City, bringing live music to the bedsides of patients in healthcare facilities.
“Musicians On Call is an amazing program,” shared Niemann. “You get to meet all of these wonderful children and their families. They are going through such a difficult time and I hope my music can make a difference by brightening their day. It was such an incredible experience to perform - all these children have definitely made a difference in my life.” Video highlights of Niemann’s MOC visit available HERE.
MOC introduced its first program to the Nashville community in April 2007, bringing live music to patients’ bedsides at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Expanding its program, MOC Nashville now offers 11 weekly Bedside Performance Programs in six area hospitals. With the help of artists like Trace Adkins, Lady Antebellum, Kellie Pickler, Darius Rucker and many more, the organization has successfully delivered the healing power of music to more than 52,000 patients, families, and hospital staff in Middle Tennessee.
About Jerrod Niemann:
ACM nominated country music artist Jerrod Niemann (Sea Gayle/Arista Nashville) grew up in Liberal, Kansas and experienced groundbreaking mainstream success with the release of his debut album, Judge Jerrod & The Hung Jury. The critically-acclaimed release features No. 1 smash and platinum-selling hit “Lover, Lover,” Top 5 ballad “What Do You Want,” and latest Top 15 barroom anthem, “One More Drinkin’ Song.” His attention-grabbing lyrics, up-tempo cuts, heartache balladry and wicked wordplay all come together on the album with short comedic interludes to create a unique, progressive voyage into utterly unique territory in the country music landscape. Dedicated to quality craftsmanship and authenticity in his songwriting, Niemann draws from his own personal experiences in his songwriting and is also known for penning hits for Garth Brooks, Jamey Johnson, Julie Roberts and Blake Shelton. Currently, Jerrod is out on the road bringing his innovative, horn-infused show to fans across the nation while promoting his newly-released radio single, “Shinin’ On Me,” that is swiftly climbing up the Country Billboard chart, and on Tuesday, October 2, 2012 he will release his highly anticipated follow-up album, Free The Music. For a full list of tour dates and for more information on Jerrod Niemann, visit www.JerrodNiemannOfficial.com.
About Musicians On Call:
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 300,000 people nationwide. Musicians On Call continues its mission through room-to-room hospital performances by local musicians and national celebrities as well as the CD Pharmacy Program. www.musiciansoncall.org