Country music superstar Luke Bryan recently partnered with the nonprofit group Musicians on Call to bring the healing power of music to doctors, nurses and hospitalized patients at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York.
Turns out that the experience touched the 41-year-old country crooner’s heart too, so much so that he shared an album on Instagram of his time at the healthcare facility. He also included the heartwarming caption, “Won’t be forgetting today. Thank you @musiciansoncall for having me out, such an honor.”
The first photo from Luke’s album, which you can see above, shows him proudly sporting a “Musicians on Call” pin on his plaid, buttoned-down shirt. As you click to the right, you’ll see even more pins with the program’s logo written across them. The last shot shows Luke holding his acoustic guitar in hand, ready to play for his audience in an intimate setting.
Luke, of course, wasn’t the only one to share footage from the special event. In fact, one Instagram page dedicated to the country star showcases video of him performing one of his biggest hits for the nurses and doctors.
As you can see in the clip above, Luke belts out the chorus from “Play It Again,” – a hit from his 2014 album, “Crash My Party.” Meanwhile, the doctors and nurses can be seen singing along to the song with giant smiles on their faces.
And, let’s not forget the brave and sweet patients who, sadly, might not get to go home for the holidays.
“The food sucks, but the music ain’t bad … When Luke Bryan serenades you and hospital roomie ❤️🎄😇,” one patient wrote on Instagram, alongside an album that shows her posing next to Luke from her hospital bed. The next clip shows Luke singing his new song, “What Makes You Country.”
Speaking of “What Makes You Country,” Luke just dropped his sixth studio album of the same name, and was in New York on Dec. 6 promoting the project at a Pandora showcase ahead of its release. It’s so nice that he was able to take time out of his busy schedule to help brighten the day of some of the most underrated heroes and the fighters at the hospital. While in the Big Apple, Luke also visited with a group of the city’s brave police officers.
Perhaps his big heart is the reason why Luke has been nominated for Fan Moment of the Year in this year’s Rare Country Awards. He also earned nods in the categories of Tour of the Year and Male Artist of the Year. It’s up to you to decide the winners. Vote now through Dec. 13 at RareCountryAwards.com. Winners will be revealed during a livestreamed concert event on Dec. 14 in Nashville.