Nineteen of country music’s biggest names, including Rodney Atkins, Alan Jackson, Reba McEntire, Kellie Pickler, Josh Turner and Keith Urban, have teamed up to release the charitable single “The Choice.” The single benefits the nonprofit organization Soles4Souls. For every download of the song, a pair of shoes is donated to a person in need. More than 30,000 people around the world, many of them children, have already received a pair of shoes thanks to the song.
“When I was approached to contribute vocals on ‘The Choice,’ I immediately reverted back to my adolescence and when I first heard ‘We Are The World’ in the ‘80s,” Rodney Atkins said. “The impact that song and message had worldwide is still incredible. Today, we have the opportunity to make an impact on children and adults in a very real way, and I hope people will once again come together to support this song benefiting Soles4Souls.”
Other artists participating include Vince Gill, Billy Gilman, Amy Grant, Steve Holy, Wynonna Judd, Richie McDonald, Ronnie Milsap, Craig Morgan, LeAnn Rimes, Kenny Rogers, Randy Travis, Diamond Rio and Montgomery Gentry.
Fans can download the song HERE and are encouraged to spread the news via social media by tweeting and posting a link to the song along with the hashtag #TheChoice. The song is available through iTunes, Amazon and other digital retailers.
Soles4Souls is based in Nashville and collects new shoes to give to relief victims of abject suffering. They also collect used shoes to support micro-business efforts in the fight against poverty.