Willie Nile Turns the Charity Single Concept Upside Down
Unlike your standard charity song that is recorded by a large group of musicians in one room, Nile has, instead, contributed his song One Guitar to the One Guitar campaign and is asking as many musicians as possible to record the song. The proceeds from each of the recordings will be split 50/50 between the T.J. Martell Foundation and a charity of each performer's choice.
Bob Chiappardi of Concrete Marketing, who is running the campaign, said "With the One Guitar initiative we are looking to support a number of worthwhile charities and are doing so through several promotions organized by our different supporters. Kevin Lyman has graciously offered participating artists the chance to win a coveted spot on one of each of his tours next year [Van's Warped Tour, Country Throwdown Tour, Rockstar Mayhem Festival]; ReverbNation will be championing the cause by reaching out to its 2.25 million members inviting them to take part; and we are receiving invaluable support from companies like Indaba Music, who will help participating artists create their own version of the song."
The participants are also hoping to break a Guinness World Record for the most recordings of a song, a record which now stands at 3,049.
To participate or get more information, go to www.oneguitar.org.
Here, Nile talks about the campaign: