Kelly Clarkson Raises Funds for Musicians On Call
Kelly Clarkson's Nov. 14 performance at the Hard Rock Cafe in downtown Nashville raised over $106,000 for Musicians on Call, marking the highest-earning event the Nashville branch of MOC has held.
MOC was founded in 1999, and brings recording artists to the bedsides of patients in hospitals and other healthcare facilities. Clarkson's performance was part of a sold-out sixth anniversary party for the Nashville branch.
“When I first learned about MOC, it appealed to me for so many reasons," Clarkson says in a press release. "I love how it creates opportunities for musicians to play for kids and bring music to the families who are spending their time, especially during holidays, in the hospitals away from the comfort of their homes.”
The Grammy award-winning singer performed a selection of her biggest hits, as well as a few tunes off of her latest Christmas album, 'Wrapped in Red.' She also donated the dress she wore at her performance in the 2012 American Music Awards to the Hard Rock Cafe in exchange for a $9,000 contribution to MOC Nashville from the restaurant.
"This is by far the biggest event to date for Musicians on Call Nashville," says Dana Sones, program director for MOC Nashville. "We are beyond grateful to Kelly Clarkson for donating her time and talent to help celebrate our sixth anniversary. This event not only celebrates how far we've come in six short years, but allows us to expand our programs to bring music to even more individuals in the years to come."