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Billy's video for the history-making
song 'THE CHOICE' is now appearing on CMT (CMT main
channel, CMT.com, CMT mobile, CMT Insider, CMT Radio, and
CMT blogs) ... Radio is now playing the song - keep those requests coming ... don't forget
to download on iTtunes ... Billy is still Top 5 on Play MPE's Country downloads and streams
Billy will appear at The Grand Ole Opry on May 19
will donate $1 to Soles4Souls for every in-store purchase of a pair of shoes. The outdoors retailer will offer a free download of 'The Choice' with every footwear purchase made in any of their 114 lifestyle stores.
Buy the single now at iTunes
the Official Video
Billy Gilman Joins 18 Top Country Artists to Sing 'The Choice' Benefitting Soles4Souls
Join them in in their quest to donate 500,000 pairs of shoes to those who need them worldwide. Download 'The Choice' from iTunes. One Download=One Pair.
Artists include: Alan Jackson, Reba McEntire,
Craig Morgan, Rodney Atkins, Kenny Rogers, LeAnn Rimes,
Steve Holy, Billy Gilman, Kellie Pickler, Keith Urban, Wynonna
Judd, Amy Grant, Montgomery Gentry, Diamond Rio, Vince Gill,
Ronnie Milsap, Richie McDonald, Randy Travis, and Josh Turner.
'The Choice' is being released through Cotton Valley Records
(CVR) by the generous support of recording studio veteran
J. Gary Smith.
Charity single brings together 19 Top Country Music Artists for international shoe charity Soles4Souls. Billy Gilman spearheads historic project to sponsor 500,000 pairs of shoes.
Nashville, TN ‚ Multi-platinum
selling artist and Grammy nominee Billy Gilman, will make
his much anticipated return to music with the April 16th
release of 'The Choice,' a charity single that will benefit
Soles4Souls. In addition to Gilman, the song features 18
of country music's top artists, including Alan Jackson,
Reba McEntire, Josh Turner, and Keith Urban (see entire
list of artists above). Through the strong support of CMT
and Regal Entertainment Group, the music video associated
with the song will get great national exposure with its
premiere on April 16th.
Gilman, who has sold more than
six million albums worldwide and garnered awards and nods
from The Academy of Country Music, the Country Music Association,
Billboard Magazine, The American Music Awards, and The Grammy Awards, was in
the process of writing material for his upcoming music project
with two of his co-writers, Dan Murph and Philip Douglas,
when the idea for 'The Choice' was born. The group watched
a YouTube video in which Soles4Souls challenged people from
all across the country to start their own shoe drives in
their communities and do something to benefit those living
in adverse poverty and in need of footwear. But instead
of setting up a collection bin on a crowded street, they
got the idea to do what they do best--write a song. They
agreed that every penny generated from the song, including
the songwriters' and publishers' shares, would go to Soles4Souls.
Within one week, the trio penned 'The Choice' and pitched
the idea to the charity organization.
'This pretty much started out
as just a song for Billy,' said Murph. 'Then he called and
asked a fellow artist to sing on it with him. And that led
to another artist. And before we knew it, all of these amazing
iconic country artists were lining up to volunteer their
time and talent to this song and this amazing cause. The
support for Soles4Souls among the country music community
has grown beyond our wildest expectations.'
'The Choice' was recorded in
a Nashville studio one week following the meeting between
Gilmanís team and Soles4Souls. It is being released on the
Cotton Valley Records (CVR) label through the generous support
of recording studio veteran J. Gary Smith. 'Having partnered
with some of the world's finest talent, CVR is proud to
participate in this amazing project,' said Smith. Soles4Souls
is a wonderful organization and 'The Choice' a truly inspiring
song. One hundred percent of the proceeds go directly to
In addition to premiering the
music video, CMT is putting its muscle behind the song with
an extensive marketing campaign that will include promotion
on the CMT main channel, CMT mobile, CMT Insider, CMT Radio
and CMT blogs. Regal Entertainment Group, the largest movie
cinema company in the United States, will air an exclusive
30-second clip of 'The Choice' for a two-week period beginning
April 13th on all of its 6,775 screens. The clip features
a performance by Gilman and a special message urging people
to download the song and bring the goal of placing 500,000
pair of shoes one step closer to reality.
'Soles4Souls is a very worthwhile
cause and Regal Entertainment Group is proud to support
this initiative by featuring the message on our screens
to be viewed by moviegoers all across the country,' said
Dick Westerling, Senior Vice-President, Regal Entertainment
Gilman burst onto the national
stage in 2000 at the age of 12, releasing the hit single
'One Voice' and becoming the youngest singer to land on
the Top 40 country charts. His debut album was certified
double platinum in the United States, and he was included
in the Guinness Book of World Records for being the youngest
singer to ever reach #1 on the Billboard Top Country Album
Dedicated to providing shoes to children and adults
around the world who live in adverse poverty, Soles4Souls
has donated more than 17 million pairs of shoes across 129
countries since its inception in 2004.
About 'The Choice'
Never in the history of country music have so many stars
united on one single song. 'The Choice' was co-written by
multi-platinum-selling GRAMMY nominee Billy Gilman to bring
attention to the world wide plight of children in desperate
need of shoes. One hundred percent of the proceeds from
digital downloads of 'The Choice' go directly to Soles4Souls,
one of the fastest-growing nonprofits in the country whose
goal is simply to put shoes on people in need. 'The Choice'
came to life through the contribution of the voices of Gilman
and fellow country artists Rodney Atkins, Montgomery Gentry,
Amy Grant, Steve Holy, Alan Jackson, Wynonna Judd, Richie
McDonald, Reba McEntire, Vince Gill, Ronnie Milsap, Craig
Morgan, Kellie Pickler, LeAnn Rimes, Diamond Rio, Kenny
Rogers, Randy Travis, Josh Turner and Keith Urban. Scheduled
to be released on April 16, 2012, the objective of The Choice
is to put 500,000 pairs of shoes on children in need.
Based in Nashville, Tenn., Soles4Souls collects new shoes
to give relief to the victims of abject suffering and collects
used shoes to support micro-enterprise efforts to eradicate
poverty. The organization also provides clothing and other
necessities under the names Clothes4Souls and Hope4Souls.
Donating parties may be eligible for tax advantages. Visit
www.giveshoes.org, www.clothes4souls.org, or www.hope4souls.org for more information.
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3805 Rolland Road, Nashville, TN 37205
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