All proceeds from the album are being donated to Feeding America
Bob Dylan has confirmed the release of a charity Christmas album to be released this October.
‘Christmas In The Heart’ features covers including ‘Winter Wonderland’, and is released on October 12. Dylan is donating all of his royalties from the album to charities including Feeding America.
Other songs featured include ‘Here Comes Santa Claus’, ‘Little Drummer Boy’ and ‘Must Be Santa’.
As well as Feeding America, Dylan will also donate royalties from the album to an as-yet unnamed UK charity and a charity working in the developing world.
In a statement, Dylan commented that he chose to link up with Feeding America because of their work with hungry people in the US during the Christmas period.
“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,” he said. “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.”
Vicki Escarra, president and CEO of Feeding America thanked the US songsmith for agreeing to get involved with the charity.
“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,” she said
“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.”