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Last Thursday (Nov. 14), Kelly Clarkson lent her time and talent to the annual Musicians On Call (MOC) fundraiser concert that pulled in more than $106,000 for the organization. The tally marked the highest-earning single event ever for the branch.
Kelly treated those in the room of Nashville's Hard Rock Cafe to an intimate performance that included several of her hit songs, as well as some new tunes found on her latest Christmas album, Wrapped in Red.
“When I first learned about MOC, it appealed to me for so many reasons,” says Kelly. “I love how it creates opportunities for musicians to play for kids and bring music to the families who are spending their time, especially during holidays, in the hospitals away from the comfort of their homes.”
“This is by far the biggest event to date for Musicians On Call Nashville,” notes Dana Sones, MOC Nashville’s program director. “We are beyond grateful to Kelly Clarkson for donating her time and talent to help celebrate our sixth anniversary. This event not only celebrates how far we’ve come in six short years, but allows us to expand our programs to bring music to even more individuals in the years to come.”
In addition to the music portion of the event, a silent auction also took place, benefitting MOC. Those in attendance were able to enjoy a VIP cocktail reception while bidding on auction items throughout the night, such as autographed collectibles from Tim McGraw, Blake Shelton, Taylor Swift, and Nashville Predators and Tennessee Titans players, vacation packages and tickets to some of Nashville’s most popular attractions.
Kelly also donated her 2012 American Music Awards performance dress to the Hard Rock Cafe for display in its world-famous memorabilia collection in exchange for a $9,000 contribution to MOC Nashville.
For more information on the organization, visit musiciansoncall.org .