"American Idol" Kris Allen to Donate a Portion of "Horizons" Album Proceeds
Wed, 13 Aug 2014 14:06:54
Music education is on the Horizons.
American Idol winner and singer/songwriter Kris Allen, who beat Adam Lambert during Season 8, is teaming up the Music Empowers Foundation to donate a portion of the proceeds from each sale of his newest album, Horizons [iTunes link]. The album came out Tuesday, August 12 aka yesterday!
Music Empowers Foundation awards grants and funding to organizations across the country that provide music education programs to children in communities without adequate access to affordable music education.
Since its founding in 2010, Music Empowers Foundation has awarded over $700,000 in grants, helping to provide music education to hundreds of thousands of children.
Wow, that's an awesome program and we love seeing a former Idol winner support the arts.
Kris Allen has long been an advocate for music education and a strong supporter of the Music Empowers Foundation. "Access to good music education had a tremendous positive impact on my life," explained Allen. "It gave me a purpose in school and helped me find something that I was actually good at. I'm glad that I have this opportunity to once again support Music Empowers, and that my fans can join me in supporting music education for kids just by purchasing Horizons."
Horizons is Allen's third longplayer.
Will you nab Kris Allen's Horizons? Learn more about Music Empowers on their website.