Reba McEntire, Jon Pardi to Perform in Virtual Christmas Concert for Hospital Patients

by Taylor Cunningham
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Reba McEntire and a few of her fellow musical stars are bringing joy to hospital patients this holiday season.

Through the non-profit Musicians On Call, Reba and 24 other cross-genre singers performed in a streaming event called Hope for the Holidays Presented by Citi.

The organization created the festive virtual show for hospital patients, their families, and frontline caregivers.

“Hospitals are a tough place to be this time of year,” said Musicians On Call President & CEO Pete Griffin. “But we know a dose of holiday music is exactly what’s needed to help lift spirits. Musicians On Call is honored to be joined by such incredible artists to put smiles on the faces of adult and pediatric patients, veterans, and caregivers everywhere. Thanks to sponsors like Citi and the American Hospital Association, who believe so strongly in the healing power of music, we are proud to host the largest virtual holiday concert exclusively for hospitals.”

Musicians On Call has been bringing smiles to patients for two decades. And when the COVID pandemic struck last year, musicians wanted to continue their efforts. So Musicians on Call joined forces with the American Hospital Association (AHA). And together, they created a streaming event that reaches more than 5,000 hospitals nationwide.

“We are honored to continue our support for Musicians On Call and this important cause, Hope for the Holidays,” said Citi Interim CMO Tina Davis. “The pandemic continues to impact all of us. But it has disproportionately impacted vulnerable groups, including our country’s hospitalized patients and their caregivers. Citi is deeply proud to help spread the healing power of music this holiday season to all those who tune in to this special virtual concert.”

Since getting its start 20 years ago, the organization has brought music to over 900k people. This year’s concert will stream for patients through the end of the month.

Reba McEntire is Starring in a New Lifetime Christmas Movie

Country songstress Reba McEntire is making hearts melt in a new music-themed Lifetime Christmas flick titled Christmas in Tune.

In the movie, McEntire plays alongside fellow country crooner John Schneider. The story follows Belle, a high-powered marketing executive whose job is on the chopping block. While trying to win over her bosses, Belle asks her parents to sing in a charity Christmas concert.

Belle’s parents are a retired world-famous singing duo, who divorced years prior. And they’ve been enemies since the split. However, they agree to get the band back together to help their daughter. And of course, they rekindle the flames along the way.

Watch Christmas in Tune on Lifetime on Demand or Hulu Live.

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