Casey Donahew is trending . . . and it’s not just because of his new album, One Light Town, which dropped on July 26.
The proud son of Texas has come to the aid of teachers in his home state–and beyond–with his involvement in a viral charity campaign (#ClearTheList) that helps educators raise money to buy classroom supplies.
On Aug. 3 via Twitter, Texas teacher Lori Wroblewski tagged Casey–and a handful of others, including Kelly Clarkson, Ivanka Trump, Ariana Grande and more–asking for assistance: “You can help my students who come hungry, abused, and neglected. I get to be the best part of their day #clearthelist #texasteacher.”
Casey responded by “clearing” Lori’s list.
Casey’s simple act of kindness opened the floodgates. As more teachers asked for assistance, Casey stepped up to help. In addition to clearing more than 30 teachers’ lists, he implored his musical cohorts to get involved, including Wade Bowen, Randy Rogers, Kevin Fowler, Josh Abbott, Stoney LaRue, William Clark Green and more.
To further the campaign, Casey started a GoFundMe page on Aug. 3 with a goal of raising $50,000 to buy supplies. More than $47,000 has already been raised.
Casey’s new 15-song album was produced by Josh Leo and features eight tunes penned by the Texan. Additional songwriters include Tim Nichols, David Lee Murphy, Jeff Hyde, Ben Hayslip, Jon Randall, Brad Tursi, Matt Ramsey and Trevor Rosen.