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John Rich Releases “For the Kids” Album at Dollar General

<p class='bwalignc'> <i>Rich will donate a portion of the proceeds from the album to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital</i> </p>

Friday, May 20, 2011

John Rich Releases “For the Kids” Album at Dollar General10:41 EDT Friday, May 20, 2011 GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. (Business Wire) -- Award-winning artist, renowned producer, chart-topping songwriter and finalist on NBC's The Celebrity Apprentice John Rich's latest album For the Kids is now available at Dollar General (NYSE: DG) stores and online at www.dollargeneralmusic.com. “Dollar General is honored to have John Rich launch For the Kids in our stores,” said Rick Dreiling, Dollar General's chairman and CEO. “Our customers will enjoy Rich's heartfelt music and feel good about supporting an artist who is committed to helping the kids at St. Jude.” Rich was inspired by the kids fighting for their lives at St. Jude, and he wrote and recorded For the Kids just for them. He will donate a portion of the proceeds from the sale of the album For the Kids to St. Jude. “Thank you to Dollar General for the longtime support of St. Jude and for putting thousands of copies of my new release For The Kids in their stores,” said Rich. “Dollar General Rawks!” For the Kids features the album's title track and five additional songs: For the Kids Thank God for Kids Where Angels Hang Around She's a Butterfly Simplify Rescue Me About John Rich Renowned artist, producer and songwriter John Rich currently competes on the hit NBC television show “The Celebrity Apprentice” and is also one-half of the multi-platinum duo Big & Rich. He has garnered multiple GRAMMY, ACM, CMA and CMT Music Award nominations and is a three-time ASCAP Songwriter of the Year recipient with 13 top ten hits including Faith Hill's “Mississippi Girl,” Faith and Tim McGraw's “Like We Never Loved At All,” Gretchen Wilson's “Redneck Woman” and Jason Aldean's “Hicktown.” Rich's publishing company, Godfather Rich Muzik, recently received their first No. 1 award for publishing Jason Aldean's hit “Don't You Wanna Stay” feat. Kelly Clarkson. Rich's first solo release, Son Of A Preacher Man, featured the hit single “Shuttin' Detroit Down,” which was his first solo hit to land in the Top 15 on the Country Singles Chart. Rich is the only country music artist who has garnered a Top 15 single as a part of a group, duo and solo artist. About Dollar General Corporation Dollar General Corporation has been delivering value to shoppers for more than 70 years. Dollar General helps shoppers Save time. Save money. Every day!® by offering products that are frequently used and replenished, such as food, snacks, health and beauty aids, cleaning supplies, basic apparel, house wares and seasonal items at low everyday prices in convenient neighborhood locations. With more than 9,300 stores in 35 states, Dollar General has more retail locations than any retailer in America. In addition to high quality private brands, Dollar General sells products from America's most-trusted manufacturers such as Procter & Gamble, Kimberly-Clark, Unilever, Kellogg's, General Mills, Nabisco, Hanes, PepsiCo and Coca-Cola. Learn more about Dollar General at www.dollargeneral.com. Social media:Facebook: www.facebook.com/dollargeneralTwitter: @dollargeneral About IMImusic.com IMI is an international, Emmy award winning, multiple Billboard #1, 10 platinum, 3 time Grammy nominated music and media company based in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. IMI specializes in creating, producing, distribution, and marketing music, video, and audio books with many various artists, tv/film and retail chains globally in both physical product and digital product outlets. For more information, visit http://www.IMImusic.com. Dollar General CorporationTawn Earnest, 615-855-5209orEmily Weiss, 615-855-5210