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Kenny G, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Chris Evans, Anna Faris, Chris Pratt and Kevin Bacon completed the #22PushUpChallenge

Kenny G Completes #22PushUpChallenge to Help
Bring Attention to the Issue of Veteran Suicide

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (August 30, 2016) – Kenny G has joined the growing list of celebrities, including Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Chris Evans, Anna Faris, Chris Pratt and Kevin Bacon, that have completed the #22PushUpChallenge to help bring awareness to the issue of veteran suicide. The #22PushupChallenge was started by the veteran empowerment group Honor Courage Commitment. The group's 22KILL movement works to build a community of support for veterans and raise awareness for mental health challenges they face. The ultimate goal of the project is to reach 22 million pushups, and the group uses people's tags to keep a live tally. At the end of his video, Kenny challenges Michael Bolton, Richard Marx and Amy Alcott to show their support by making videos of their own.

Watch Kenny G complete the #22PushUpChallenge here.

“Awareness, support and appreciation can help our veterans overcome the challenges they too often face after leaving their uniform behind,” said Kenny. “I encourage all of my fans to complete the challenge and help bring attention to the issue of veteran suicide.”

About Kenny G:
In January 2015, Kenny G reached another career milestone with the release of his fourteenth studio album Brazilian Nights via Concord Records. The ten-song set, Kenny’s tribute to the ‘masters’ of Bossa Nova, is a mixture of classics and Kenny G originals. Melodies and music have long been a signature part of Kenny G’s life. Since releasing his self-titled debut disc in the fall of 1982, Kenny G has become the biggest selling instrumental musicians of the modern era and one of the best-selling artists of all-time with global sales totaling more than 75 million records. His biggest album was 1992’s Breathless – which sold a staggering twelve million copies in the United States alone. In addition, his 1994 Christmas disc Miracles: The Holiday Album ranks as one of the most successful Yuletide albums ever – with sales over eight million copies. Seven of his singles have hit the Top-40 on the Billboard Hot 100. He has also been ranked as one of the most-played artists in the Adult Contemporary format – with nine top ten singles. Kenny G has collaborated with some of the biggest names in the business during his legendary career, ranging from Michael Bolton to Katy Perry to Weezer to Whitney Houston.

Kenny G On Tour:
Aug 30 AT&T Winspear Opera House Dallas, Texas
Sep 1 Florida Theatre Jacksonville Jacksonville, Fla.
Sep 2 Beau Rivage Theatre Biloxi, MS
Sep 3 Sharon L. Morse PAC The Villages, Fla.
Sep 4 The International John Coltrane Jazz & Blues Festival High Point, N.C.
Sep 9 Oriental Arts Center Shanghai, China
Sep 10 World Expo Plaza Multifunction Hall Dalian, Liaoning Province China
Sep 11 Bailu Music Square Xiamen, Siming District China
Sep 13 Qujiang International Conference Center Auditorium Xi’an, Shaanxi China
Sep 17 Nanning Theater Nanning, Guangxi Province China
Sep 18 Studio City Ballroom Macau, China
*Oct 9 Microsoft Theater Los Angeles, CA
Nov 29 King Center for the Performing Arts Melbourne, Fla.
Nov 30 The Plaza Live Orlando, Fla.
Dec 1 Parker Playhouse Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
Dec 2 Kravis Center Dreyfoos Hall West Palm Beach, FL
Dec 3 Youkey Theatre Lakeland, Fla.
Dec 5 Ryman Auditorium Nashville, Tenn.
Dec 7 Wellmont Theatre Montclair, N.J.
Dec 8 Shubert Theatre Boston, Mass.
Dec 9 Mt. Airy Casino Resort Mount Pocono, Pa.
Dec 10 Golden Nugget Atlantic City Atlantic City, N.J.
Dec 11 Theatre At Westbury Westbury, N.Y.
Dec 13 Riviera Theatre & Performing Arts Center North Tonawanda, N.Y.
Dec 14 Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield, Ohio
Dec 15 Genesee Theatre Waukegan, Ill.
Dec 16 Gallagher Bluedorn Cedar Falls, Iowa
Dec 17 J. Scheidegger Center for the Arts Saint Charles, Mo.
* with Toni Braxton

 Photo by Chapman Baehler

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