Musicians On Call Brings the Grand Ole Opry to Hospital Patients in NYC with the Help Of RaeLynn and William Michael Morgan
Warner Music Nashville artists RaeLynn and William Michael Morgan joined Musicians On Call (MOC), a nonprofit that brings live and recorded music to the bedsides of patients in healthcare facilities, to perform for patients and families in the cardiac and orthopedic wing of Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City yesterday. The visit was in partnership with the Grand Ole Opry and its Circle Throwdown which brings impromptu performances with Opry artists and a replica of the famed six-foot Opry Circle of wood symbolizing the oak center stage at the Opry House to new locations across the country. Both artists serenaded patients during MOC’s Bedside Performance Program, where volunteer musicians across the country have delivered the healing power of music to over half a million patients, families and caregivers. The two artists also performed with the Circle Throwdown in the Infusion Center at Lenox Hill Hospital, bringing much needed joy to the patients and staff.
“Musicians On Call is a great organization that helps a lot of people because music is definitely healing for the soul,” said William Michael Morgan. “Today was a perfect example of that so thank you to Lenox Hill Hospital and MOC for having myself and RaeLynn!”
“I love being a part of Musicians On Call because I understand the healing power of music,” said RaeLynn. “Getting to spend time with patients and sharing music with them is a powerful thing. It brings us all together and gives us as much joy as it does them, it’s a blessing really.”
“We’re so fortunate to have two of Warner Music Nashville’s rising stars RaeLynn and William Michael Morgan donate their time and talent to deliver the healing power of music to patients in New York City today,” said Pete Griffin, MOC President. “It has been such an honor to continue our partnership with the Opry to make moments like these just that much more special for patients, families and caregivers.”
With her powerful new song “Love Triangle” impacting the singles and sales charts, RaeLynn has been waiting a long time to share more of her life story with her Warner Bros. Records/Warner Music Nashville debut album WildHorse, set for release on December 2. The pre-order is available now. Featured as a CMT Next Women of Country, RaeLynn is currently in the studio putting the finishing touches on her debut record with her producers and co-writers, Jimmy Robbins and Nicolle Galyon and is set to open Blake Shelton’s 2016 Tour Presented By Gildan®. On the heels of Friday’s release of William Michael Morgan’s highly anticipated debut album Vinyl, the breakout star notches his first No. 1 on country airplay with the album’s lead single, “I Met A Girl.” A single that wouldn’t quit, “Girl” spent 58 weeks at radio and 49 weeks on the Mediabase/Aircheck chart, boasting the longest chart run to No. 1 in its history. The 23-year-old Vicksburg, MS native continues to hit the road throughout the fall, including a performance at the historic Ryman Auditorium on Thursday, October 6 to perform on Opry Country Classics and will celebrate the release of Vinyl the following evening. The singer/songwriter will kick off 2017 by joining country music stars Lee Brice and Justin Moore on the “American Made” Tour. Morgan will start the trek January 12 in Indianapolis, IN and continue through March, playing 20 cities across the country.
MOC currently brings the healing power of music to patients in 20 cities including New York, Miami, Nashville, Dallas, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Denver, Washington D.C., Baltimore, Denver, San Francisco and Atlanta. MOC has also just reached the milestone of playing for half a million patients, families and caregivers and launched its Half A Million Moments Campaign.