Top 30-and-Climbing Single “Trailer Hitch” Sparks #GiveItAway Campaign to Encourage Donations This Holiday Season
Nashville, TN (Dec. 1, 2014) – In October, multi-platinum Streamsound recording artist Kristian Bush and Goodwill Industries International announced their #GiveItAway partnership to encourage donations of used clothing and goods. To get in the holiday spirit and help kick off the new campaign, Bush and Goodwill are teaming up for a full-band concert and donation event, sponsored by KKBQ-FM “The New 93Q” in Houston, TX, to be held on Thursday, December 11 at the Big Texas Dancehall (South). Fans are encouraged to bring either an item or financial donation for FREE entry into the concert event, with all donations benefiting Goodwill Houston.
The #GiveItAway campaign was sparked by 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 away”? The goal of the campaign is to raise awareness of Goodwill’s mission to transform lives through the power of creating jobs.
“This feels perfect,” says Bush of this upcoming concert. “KKBQ was the first radio station I visited to play my new music at the start of this year. So now it just seems right to wrap up this amazing 2014 with a big holiday blowout in Houston. I’m excited that I get to use my partnership with Goodwill to do something good for this community, and I hope country fans will come out for a great night of live music in the name of giving back.”
Using the catchy, irresistible hook of “Trailer Hitch,” Bush is helping to spread the word that when fans “give it away” to Goodwill, the revenue from the sale of their donated clothing, electronics, and small household goods goes directly to create employment opportunities for people in their communities with disabilities or disadvantages.
“The simple act of giving away what you no longer need builds independence and dignity for people who need support to provide for themselves and their families,” said Jim Gibbons, president and CEO of Goodwill Industries International. “Bush’s message in ‘Trailer Hitch’ aligns perfectly with Goodwill’s mission by helping people realize the impact they have by donating the items they no longer need to Goodwill.”
“Trailer Hitch” brings Bush’s voice to the foreground and is the lead single from his forthcoming debut solo album, SOUTHERN GRAVITY (Streamsound Records), executive produced by Byron Gallimore. “Trailer Hitch” is available on iTunes, HERE.
WHEN: Thursday, December 11
Show starts at 9PM / Doors open at 6PM
Open to 18+
WHERE: Big Texas Dancehall (South)
803 E. Nasa Rd. 1
Webster, TX 77598
For more information about the upcoming event in Houston, visit http://kristianbush.com/news/234043.
Fans are encouraged to donate at the event in Houston and to continue donating to Goodwill year round. For more information on the #GiveItAway campaign, click here: /trailerhitch/.
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.
For more information on Kristian Bush, visit www.kristianbush.com.
About Goodwill Industries International
Goodwill Industries International is a network of 165 community-based agencies in the United States and Canada with a presence in 14 other countries. Goodwill is one of America’s top 25 most inspiring companies (Forbes). Goodwill agencies are innovative and sustainable social enterprises that fund job training programs, employment placement services and other community-based programs by selling donated clothing and household items in more than 3,000 stores and online at shopgoodwill.com®. Local Goodwill agencies also build revenue and create jobs by contracting with businesses and government to provide a wide range of commercial services, including packaging and assembly, food service preparation, and document imaging and shredding. In 2013, more than 9.8 million people in the United States and Canada benefited from Goodwill’s career services. Goodwill channels 83 percent of its revenues directly into its programs and services. To learn more, visit goodwill.org.
To find a Goodwill near you, use the online locator at locator.goodwill.org, or call (800) GOODWILL. Follow us on Twitter: @GoodwillIntl or @GoodwillCapHill, or find us on Facebook: GoodwillIntl.
For Kristian Bush:
Jensen Sussman & Michelle Lorge, Sweet Talk Publicity
615.320.9616 / Jensen@sweettalkpr.com or email@example.com
Karen Tallier, Streamsound Records
615.377.0495 / firstname.lastname@example.org
For Goodwill Industries International:
Lauren Lawson-Zilai, Director of Public Relations
240.333.5266 / Lauren.Lawson@Goodwill.org
For Goodwill (Houston):
Kym King, Director Public Relations & Community Affairs Goodwill Industries of Houston
713-699-6331 / email@example.com