NASHVILLE, TN (CelebrityAccess) — Country star Blake Shelton has signed on as the headliner as the charity Musicians On Call hosts its 20th Anniversary Kick-Off benefit concert in Nashville on Friday, May 31 at the CMA Theater.
Proceeds from the concert will help to support Musicians On Call’s mission to leverage the healing power of music and will also feature an opening set from Shelton’s Warner Music Nashville labelmate Cale Dodds.
Shane Tarleton, longtime MOC supporter and SVP of Artist Development for Warner Music Nashville will be recognized as the organization’s first Lifetime Achievement Award recipient at the event for his decade-long support of MOC as an Advisory Board Member.
Tarleton has collaborated with health and music causes throughout Nashville including his volunteer service with Musicians On Call at Alive Hospice and Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.
Charlie Cook, VP/Country Formats, Cumulus Media, Operations Manager/Cumulus Media-Nashville, and Program Director/WSM-FM, will also be honored at the event with a Leadership in Music Golden Ukulele in gratitude for the support Cumulus and Nash FM has given to MOC.
Universal Music Group Nashville recording artist Lauren Alaina will receive the Music Heals Award thanks to her commitment to volunteering at 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. 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,” said Musicians On Call President & CEO Pete Griffin.
“It’s been an honor to bring this experience to facilities nationwide and we could not have done it without the support of our community, volunteers and artists who generously give their time and talents to brighten someone’s day, especially champions like Shane Tarleton, Charlie Cook, and Lauren Alaina. What better way to celebrate this milestone than with music icon, Blake Shelton,” Griffin added.
The Musicians On Call 20th Anniversary Kickoff Celebration is sponsored by City National Bank, Outback Presents, Warner Music Nashville, OnSite, HCA, RIAA, UMG, YouTube, Cumulus Media and John and Stephanie Roberts.