For Immediate Release May 11, 2015
Robby Johnson Gives Back At McDonald’s McHappy Day
Country Singer-Songwriter Returns To Teenage-Job To Raise Funds
On May 6th, country singer-songwriter Robby Johnson spent time behind the counter at McDonalds for a good cause. On a break from the recording process of his debut album, Johnson returned to the restaurant in his hometown in Quebec where he worked as a teen to participate in McHappy Day.
Every year, McDonald’s Canada celebrates McHappy Day, a fundraising event where $1 from every Big Mac® sandwich, Happy Meal® and any hot McCafé® beverage sold is donated to Ronald McDonald Houses, which provide a home for families while their child is at the hospital, and other local children’s charities across Canada, including the Kiwanis Foundation, whose mission it is to change the world one child at a time through fundraisers and activities including programs like Project OLO (eggs-milk-orange), which consists of sponsorships that provide single mothers with eggs, milk, and oranges during their pregnancies as well as a camp for autistic children.
“Having been through tough times as a kid, I understand how important this project is,” said Johnson, “I was honored to for the invitation to participate in such a worthy cause. I worked behind the counter and
then spent the rest of the day signing autographs and took pictures with fans, it was just a great day.”
The owner of the restaurant, Chantale Ross, also honored Johnson with a plaque at the end of the day in recognition of his efforts for children in need during McHappy Day.
Back in Nashville, Johnson is wrapping up production on his upcoming album, Don’t Look Back. With a single ready to impact at radio later this month, the singer-songwriter will stay in Music City to take part in the ultimate country music fan experience – the 2015 CMA Music Festival on June 11 through 14.
On July 10, Johnson heads back to Canada to open for Keith Urban on the main stage at the Festival d’ete de Quebec, one of North America’s largest outdoor music events having drawn crowds of up to 120,000 fans of all genres of music. This is the first time the event organizers have included a country night on the main stage of the festival.
The new album, which was produced by esteemed producer James Stroud (Tim McGraw, Shelby Lynne, John Anderson), will continue Johnson’s rise in country music which started with the hit singe, “South Of Me.” The song kicked things off with a music video that quickly turned over millions of views and topped CMT Pure’s 12-Pack Countdown an impressive seven times. Johnson went on to perform the track on the Late Show With David Letterman.
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