There’s no denying music can be a healing force, and Michael Ray is among the artists who have traveled to Las Vegas to bring a little cheer to the first responders and victims of the Route 91 Harvest Festival tragedy as part of the non-profit group Musicians On Call.
“When I got the call and asked if I wanted to be a part of this, I said, ‘Absolutely!’ I was going to make any arrangements necessary to make sure I could be here with you guys,” Michael shares in a video.
Musicians On Call is an organization that recruits and schedules musicians to perform at the bedsides of hospital patients. Since 1999, Musicians On Call has been responsible for performances for over half a million individuals.
Michael was one of the artists performing a special “Concert of Healing” at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center in Vegas for patients, families, caregivers, first responders and staff affected by the Oct. 1 shooting. Helping those who are suffering is a cause close to Michael’s heart.
“My family are all first responders,” he told those assembled to watch him perform. “My dad is a paramedic/firefighter and [so is] my uncle. My stepmom is an RN [registered nurse]. I grew up watching, learning and seeing my dad and them at the fire station hanging out and talking, and then the next thing you know, they are having to do what y’all do,” he shared. “Thank God for you guys!”