Blake Shelton to Headline Musicans On Call Anniversary Event

Hit maker Lauren Alaina is among the night's special honorees.

Written by Chris Parton
Blake Shelton to Headline Musicans On Call Anniversary Event
Blake Shelton; Photo credit: Andrew Eccles

Blake Shelton is set to honor a pair of big-hearted executives and one fellow star at the 20th anniversary celebration for Musicians On Call. The charity organization brings live and recorded music to the bedsides of patients in healthcare facilities all around the country, fostering healing through the power of music.

The event will take place May 31st at the CMA Theater inside Nashville’s Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and features an an opening performance from newcomer Cale Dodds, plus a full-band performance from Shelton. The superstar will be on hand not just to kick off a night of good times, but also to say thanks to some civic-minded heroes.


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It all started with one song. Now, Musicians On Call is celebrating TWENTY YEARS of delivering the healing power of music right to patients’ bedsides. Join us in celebrating with the hashtag #MOC20 The 20th Anniversary Kickoff Celebration is May 31st in Nashville with a performance from @blakeshelton and @caledodds at the CMA Theater at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum! We’ll be honoring Warner Music Nashville Senior Vice President of Artist Development and Long-Time MOC Volunteer and Advisory Board Member, @shanetarleton, Cumulus Media’s Charlie Cook, and Universal Music Group Nashville recording artist @laurenalaina! Tickets go on sale Friday, April 26th at 10AM, so set your alarms to grab your spot! Link in bio for more info!

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Shane Tarleton, the Senior Vice President of Artist Development for Warner Music Nashville, will be recognized as the organization’s first Lifetime Achievement Award recipient. His honor owes to 10 years of support as a Musicians On Call Advisory Board Member, and for volunteer service with Alive Hospice and Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

Meanwhile, Cumulus Media executive and WSM-FM program director Charlie Cook will receive the Leadership in Music Golden Ukulele for the support he’s given Musicians On Call. And hit maker Lauren Alaina will receive the Music Heals Award, thanks to her commitment to volunteering with Musicians On Call’s Bedside Performance Program.

“Over the past 20 years we’ve brought the healing power of music to over 700,000 people in hospitals nationwide,” says Musicians On Call President and CEO Pete Griffin. “A single song has the ability to lift a patient’s spirit unlike anything else and science has proven that music does actually help patients heal.”

A limited number of tickets go on sale to the public April 26 at 10 a.m. CT. Pre-sales begin April 24 for existing Musicians On Call volunteers and supporters.

Musicians On Call began in New York in 1999, and is now active in 20 markets nationwide. Superstars like Bruce Springsteen, Kelly Clarkson, Luke Bryan, Keith Urban, Justin Timberlake, Ed Sheeran, Reba McEntire, Pharrell, Nick Jonas and more have all lent their time and talent to the cause.