What does the end of poverty look like? For Nashville music star Drew Holcomb, it’s the beginning of opportunity.“Poverty crushes opportunity. It crushes people’s dreams to create a life for themselves and their families,” he says. “So when I hear ending poverty, I hear beginning opportunity.”
For his part, Holcomb tours continuously with his band, The Neighbors, playing roughly 150 shows a year, giving him ample opportunity to raise awareness about social responsibility. “With the platform of music, you have the opportunity – not to force anything on your audience – but to let them know about things,” says the 33-year-old star. “A lot of times, I think people do want to be involved in solving problems but they just don’t know where to begin. Sometimes the problems seem so enormous, you think, well, what can I do? I’ve found that people, if they know of a need, they tend to find some generosity.”
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