American Idol Winner and singer/songwriter Kris Allen and the Music Empowers Foundation have announced that a portion of the proceeds from each sale of his newest album, “Horizons” will be given to the Music Empowers Foundation.

“Horizons” was released on Tuesday, August 12, 2014.

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 is founding in 2010 Music Empowers Foundation has awarded over $700,000 in grants, helping to provide music education to hundreds of thousands of children.

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,” he said. "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 Kris Allen’s third full-length album and was produced by Grammy nominated Charlie Peacock. Drawing inspiration from beloved artists like James Taylor and Paul Simon, “Horizons” is built on intensely intimate and inward looking songs that ultimately take on a universal dimension.

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