Brantley Gilbert Visits Hospitalized Vets For Veteran's Day

11/30/2012
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(CBS Local) Despite Brantley Gilbert's busy concert schedule, he recently took time out on Veteran's Day, to volunteer with Musicians On Call, whose volunteers bring music to the bedside of veterans and others who are hospitalized.

Founded in 1999, Musicians On Call affords musicians like Brantley the opportunity to bring music to patients' bedside. To date, these volunteers have played for over 350,000 people in healthcare facilities nationwide. The Nashville division alone has visited nearly 60,000 patients in Middle Tennessee and recently celebrated its fifth Anniversary. After Brantley spent time entertaining and talking to these hero's who served our country, and defended our freedom, the southern rocker tells us:

"I have never experienced anything quite like playing for these veterans. These men and women have sacrificed their lives for our freedom my freedom to be able to play my music. I have so much respect for them. It was an honor to be able to spend time with them and hopefully brighten their day a little. I know it has certainly changed my life."

Watch a video that was filmed during Brantley's visit here.

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