Bob Dylan‘s touted festive album is reportedly to be titled ‘Christmas In The Heart’ and will be released by Columbia Records in the US on October 13.
A statement from the record company says that all album royalties will be donated to the Feeding America charity, which provides meals during the holiday season. Royalties will also be shared with international charities who provide similar schemes to feed the hungry.
CEO of Feeding America Vicki Escarra explains how they got Dylan on board to help, stating: “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.
“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 adds: “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 is Dylan’s 47th studio album from Bob Dylan. Song titles confirmed for the forthcoming album are “Here Comes Santa Claus”, “Winter Wonderland”, “Little Drummer Boy” and “Must Be Santa”.
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