Musicians on Call is an organization with a mission to bring music to hospitalized patients, holding steadfast to the belief that music can help people throughout the healing process. The organization was formed in 1999 when patients at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center were wheeled into a room for a concert, and the medical providers and performer realized something rather amazing: The patients were nodding their heads and tapping their feet, responding to the music being played for them.
Once the medical personnel recognized the impact the music was having on the patients in attendance, the performers began circulating room-to-room, bringing their joy to those who were unable to participate in the concert. And so, Musicians on Call was born.
As of today, many well-known artists have followed suit and have begun to work with Musicians on Call, taking time out of their schedules to stop by hospitals and perform live for patients who are much in need of a dose of music and happiness. One of the latest country artists to put her name on the “On Call” list is Black River Entertainment recording artist and Country Music #CMchat friend Kelsea Ballerini.
Kelsea recently visited Vanderbilt’s children’s hospital to share her positive spirit and bright light with patients in need. One particular performance was for a young boy by the name of Cooper, an adorable patient who paused the movie Frozen to listen to the “Love Me Like You Mean It” singer-songwriter. Based on Cooper’s wide grin toward the end of the video, it seems as though putting Elsa on hold was certainly worth it for this little boy who had his very own magical princess with the voice of an angel standing right before him.