Brantley Gilbert Makes Special Visit to Veterans Hospital with Musicians On Call

Written by SLN Staff Writer
Brantley Gilbert Makes Special Visit to Veterans Hospital with Musicians On Call

Photo By: Glenn Sweitzer

This Veterans Day (11/12) was an especially memorable one for Brantley Gilbert, who spent the morning with Musicians On Call visiting veterans at Nashville’s VA Hospital. The chart-topper took time from his “Hell On Wheels” Tour to spend the holiday sharing his music and honoring some of the men and women who’ve served.

The Southern rocker said, “I have never experienced anything quite like playing for these veterans. These men and women have sacrificed their lives for our freedom … my freedom to be able to play my music. I have so much respect for them. It was an honor to be able to spend time with them and hopefully brighten their day a little. I know it has certainly changed my life.”

Founded in 1999, Musicians On Call affords musicians like Brantley the opportunity to bring music to patients’ bedsides. To date, these volunteers have played for over 350,000 people in healthcare facilities nationwide. The Nashville division alone has visited nearly 60,000 patients in Middle Tennessee and recently celebrated its fifth Anniversary.

For tour dates and more information on Brantley, check out Brantley’s Facebook. For more information on Musicians On Call visit, musiciansoncall.org.

Check out a video and more pictures from Brantley’s visit below.