Multi-platinum Streamsound recording artist, Kristian Bush, will meet and greet Goodwill donors during an event from 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. on Wednesday, June 10, at the Rivergate Goodwill store, 2101 Gallatin Road in Madison.
Bush, a Knoxville-born singer/songwriter, is half of the platinum-selling duo Sugarland. He is partnering with Goodwill Industries International for a #GiveItAway campaign based on the hit song, Trailer Hitch, which is the lead single from his debut solo album, SOUTHERN GRAVITY. A recent video for the song was partially filmed at Goodwill’s Brentwood store.
At the Rivergate store, Bush will meet and greet Goodwill donors, sign autographs and pose for photos. Goodwill will give away an iPad mini to one lucky donor, and the first 50 people to deliver donations to the store after 3 p.m. will receive an autographed CD of SOUTHERN GRAVITY.
Bush’s partnership with Goodwill is intended to raise awareness of Goodwill’s mission of transforming lives through the power of work. Since the partnership began last year, he has been performing around the country, encouraging music fans to donate clothing, electronics and household goods in their communities.
“The song, ‘Trailer Hitch’ says, ‘I may not have that much but I don’t mind spreading it around.’ Almost everyone knows someone who is struggling to make ends meet, and unemployment in our country is still a problem,” Bush said. “The simple act of giving away what you no longer need to Goodwill can help someone find a job. That’s pretty amazing to me.”
This is his first public appearance in the Nashville area to support Goodwill’s mission of providing job training and placement opportunities for those struggling to find work through the revenue from the sale of donated goods.