Nashville, TN. (Top40 Charts/ Big Machine Records) - Big Machine/NSA/Midas recording artist Adam Gregory recently wrapped up a successful six-week tour partnership with Nashville-based charity organization Soles4Souls.
Gregory visited select markets across the country during his "What It Takes 2009" club tour, playing shows and partnering with local radio stations to raise money and awareness for the Soles4Souls organization.
"Soles4Souls is a great charity that's really helping out a lot of people," says Gregory. "People forget about the basic comforts that most of us take for granted, like a simple pair of shoes, but think about how miserable you'd be without them. I'm proud to say that we helped make a difference in a lot of people's lives through this partnership."
The tour generated thousands of dollars in donations and gently worn shoes. Each show benefited from local radio tie-ins and included a singles mixer component. In some cities, Gregory personally visited shelters to distribute shoes to needy individuals within the community.
"Adam Gregory is a talented young artist with a big heart," said Wayne Elsey, Founder and CEO of Soles4Souls. "We expect big things from him in the future and look forward to working with this young man again."
Gregory's newest album, Crazy Days, was released in Canada on March 24. Gregory's current tour resumes May 16 in Detroit, Mich. For more information and tour dates, visit www.AdamGregory.com.
Twenty-three-year-old Big Machine/NSA/Midas recording artist Adam Gregory is a native of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. After signing his first record deal with Sony Music Canada at age 13, he scored several Top Ten hits and Gold records in his native country before permanently relocating to Nashville in 2007. The rising star sped up the U.S. charts in the summer of 2008, breaking into the Top 30 with his first stateside single, "Crazy Days." Gregory released his follow-up single, "What It Takes," in November, followed by promotional tours with both Cricket Communications, Inc. and Soles4Souls. His album, Crazy Days, was released in Canada in March, with a U.S. debut to follow. Visit www.AdamGregory.com for more information.
Nashville-based Soles4SoulsTM facilitates the donations of both new and used shoes, which are used to aid the hurting worldwide. Soles4Souls has distributed more than 4.3 million pairs (currently donating one pair every 17 seconds) to people in over 125 countries, including Honduras, Uganda, Romania, and the United States. The charity has been featured recently in Runner's World and the Green Guide by National Geographic. It has also appeared on CNN, NBC, ABC, FOX, CBS, and hundreds of regional outlets around North America. Soles4Souls is a 501(c)(3) recognized by the IRS; donating parties are eligible for tax advantages. Visit www.giveshoes.org for more information.