Bobby Bones And Charles Esten To Be Honored For Commitment to Spreading The Healing Power Of Music

Bones will be recognized by Musicians On Call with Leadership In Music Award and Charles Esten will be honored with the Music Heals Award at special event featuring exclusive  performances from MULTI-PLATINUM Selling Artist Thomas Rhett and Warner Music Nashville rising superstar Chris Janson

is hosting A Night To Celebrate the Healing Power of Music on Wednesday, October 10 at the CMA Theater at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville. The event will honor Nationally Syndicated On-air personality and Musicians on Call Board Member Bobby Bones with the Leadership in Music Golden Ukulele Award. The evening will also honor CMT’s Nashville star and Musicians On Call volunteer and supporter Charles Esten with the Music Heals Golden Ukulele Award.

Current multi-CMA Nominee Thomas Rhett and Warner Music Nashville’s rising superstar and 3-time CMA nominee Chris Janson will be featured in special performances in the CMA Theater following the exclusive VIP reception in the Grand Foyer. Tickets to the concert become available to the general public on Sept. 13 and can be purchased at or

As a Musicians On Call Volunteer Musician, Bones has played at the bedsides of patients at the Nashville VA and Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt and has supported Musicians On Call’s Project Playback, where he wrote and recorded music with patients at TriStar Centennial Hospital. “Since he first became involved with Musicians On Call, Bobby has been an incredibly passionate and vocal supporter of our mission,” said Musicians On Call President Pete Griffin, “He has a positive energy that is impossible to ignore and has used it over and over again to bring joy to patients, families and caregivers in hospitals. Through his generous support of MOC, Bobby has personally enabled us to spread the healing power of music to thousands of patients around the country.”

Over the past four years Esten has been an active Volunteer Musician and regularly plays for the patients and staff at the Nashville VA. In October 2017 Esten joined Musician On Call on the #MOCheals trip to Las Vegas to play for victims, families, caregivers and first responders immediately following the tragedy at the Route 91 Harvest Festival. “We are very fortunate to have Charles continuously give his time to bring smiles to everyone at the Nashville VA,” said Griffin, “We witnessed his kindness and compassion first hand last fall when he spent time with survivors in Las Vegas, helping them heal through his music and infectious positivity. Charles has had a significant impact on our organization and it’s our honor to recognize his contributions.”

Golden Ukuleles will also be presented to Outstanding Volunteer Guide Mary Lee Bennett and Outstanding Volunteer Musicians Chris Swift and Laura Vance for their commitment to Musicians On Call’s Bedside Performance Programs at Nashville-area hospitals.

Musicians On Call Presents A Night To Celebrate the Healing Power of Music is sponsored by Warner Music Nashville, Red Light Management, CMT, City National Bank, Jobu Presents, Tim Scarvey, CAA, RIAA, UMG Nashville, MusiCares, Deborah Robbins, HCA, the Grand Ole Opry and ASCAP. Limited sponsorship opportunities are available for this one-of-a-kind night. Bid now or purchase sponsorships at

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