Dylan’s Xmas LP to Benefit Charity




Announces all
royalties will go to the Feeding America organization. That’s some
Santa Claus.


By Blurt Staff


As previously announced, Bob Dylan will release a brand new
album of holiday songs, Christmas In The Heart, on October 13 via his
longtime label Columbia Records.  All of the artist’s U.S. royalties from
sales of these recordings will be donated to Feeding America (http://feedingamerica.org),
guaranteeing that more than four million
will be provided to more than 1.4 million people in need in this
country during this year’s holiday season.   Bob Dylan is also
donating all of his future U.S.
royalties from this album to Feeding America in perpetuity.


     Additionally, the artist is
partnering with two international charities to provide meals during the
holidays for millions in need in the United Kingdom and the developing
world, and will be donating all of his future international royalties from Christmas
In The Heart
to those organizations in perpetuity.  Details regarding
the international partnerships will be announced next week.


     “When we reached out to Bob Dylan
about becoming involved with our organization, we could never have anticipated
that he would so generously donate all royalties from his forthcoming album to
our cause,” said Vicki Escarra, president and CEO of Feeding America. “This
major initiative from such a world renowned artist and cultural icon will
directly benefit so many people and have a major impact on spreading awareness
of the epidemic of hunger in this country and around the world.”


     Bob Dylan commented, “It’s a
tragedy that more than 35 million people in this country alone — 12 million of
those children – often go to bed hungry and wake up each morning unsure of
where their next meal is coming from.  I join the good people of Feeding
America in the hope that our efforts can bring some food security to people in
need during this holiday season.”


     Christmas In The Heart will
be the 47th album from Bob Dylan, and follows his worldwide
chart-topping Together Through Life, released earlier this year. 
Songs performed by Dylan on this new album include, “Here Comes Santa Claus,”
“Winter Wonderland,” “Little Drummer Boy” and “Must Be Santa.”



A message from Feeding


“Feeding America
provides low-income individuals and families with the fuel to survive and even
thrive.  As the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief charity, our
network members supply food to more than 25 million Americans each year,
including 9 million children and 3 million seniors.  Serving the entire United States,
more than 200 member food banks supports 63,000 agencies that address hunger in
all of its forms.  For more information how you can fight hunger in your
community and across the country, visit www.feedingamerica.org .”



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