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BUSH AND GOODWILL INDUSTRIES OF HOUSTON CONNECTED DONORS AND GOODWILL®
PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS WITH CONCERT AND DONATION EVENT
It Away’ Message from Multi-Platinum Recording Artist’s Top
30-and-Climbing Single “Trailer Hitch” Comes to Life Through Partnership
with Goodwill and Encourages Donations
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Kristian Bush
NASHVILLE, TN (Dec. 12, 2014) – Multi-platinum Streamsound recording artist Kristian Bush and Goodwill Industries of Houston
connected donors and Goodwill job connection program participants with a
benefit concert and donation event held in Houston, TX last night
(12/11). Through a national partnership between Bush and Goodwill
Industries International, fans were encouraged to provide an item or
financial donation for free entry into Bush’s live concert, meet some of
Goodwill’s job connection center program participants in person, and
see how their donations directly impact lives and help create jobs.
event brought to life the meaning of Bush’s Top 30-and-climbing single
“Trailer Hitch,” which reminds us that we collect so many things that we
don’t need and we can’t take it with us when we go… so why not “give it
Industries of Houston President and CEO Steve Lufburrow attended the
event, hosted by KKBQ “The New 93Q,” to talk about the initiative and
help kick off the live concert with Bush.
you to everyone who came out to last night’s event. It was an honor to
help Houstonians make the connection between the everyday items they
donate to Goodwill and the members of their community who have received
jobs or are going through training for future careers because of those
donations. Goodwill’s message is ‘Donate Stuff. Create Jobs.’ And last
night, we got to see the magic of that message in person,” said Bush.
are honored that the Houston community was chosen as the kick-off for
Kristian's partnership with our Goodwill agencies across North America,"
said Steve Lufburrow, president and CEO of Goodwill Houston.
"Kristian's concert last evening drew hundreds of Houston area residents
who brought used clothing, household goods and monetary donations. The
revenue from the sale of these donations empowers community residents to
meet their goals and fulfill their futures through job training
programs and support services. We are grateful for Kristian's support of
Goodwill, and encourage others to donate what they no longer need."
this week, Bush performed an exclusive concert preview for Houston
media in a news conference at Goodwill Houston headquarters. He visited
with staff, toured the job connection center and talked about the
importance of the partnership and the #GiveItAway campaign.
“Trailer Hitch” is the lead single from his forthcoming debut solo album, SOUTHERN GRAVITY (Streamsound Records), executive produced by Byron Gallimore.
About Kristian Bush
Bush has been leaving his mark on music for more than two decades. The
singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist started his
career with folk rock duo Billy Pilgrim in the early ‘90s, releasing a
much-lauded pair of albums for Atlantic Records (self-titled debut and BLOOM).
In 2004, he exploded onto the country music scene with Sugarland,
surpassing sales of over 22 million albums worldwide, achieving five No.
1 singles and winning numerous awards, including GRAMMYs, AMAs, ACMs,
CMT Music Awards and CMAs. To date, Bush garnered six BMI Awards for his
songwriting, and in 2011 founded the music publishing company and
songwriting collective Songs of the Architect. Recent
producing/songwriting collaborations include Mike Elizondo, Rita Wilson,
Dia Frampton, Ellis Paul, Matt Nathanson, the dB’s, Martin Johnson of
Boys Like Girls, Pretty Little Liars star Lucy Hale, and up-and-comers
including Larkin Poe, Natalie Stovall, Canaan Smith, Jaida Dreyer, Alana
Springsteen, and The Voice contestant Savannah Berry.