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The Lumineers donate proceeds from Christmas single to worthy charity

The Lumineers are supporting rainforest charity Cool Earth this holiday season by donating all proceeds from their cover of Willie Nelson's classic festive song "Blue Christmas" to the organisation, which works to stop deforestation.

The band's Wesley Schultz issued a statement on the news, which reads: “I grew up listening to Willie Nelson's Xmas album Pretty Paper and this was always my favourite song on it."

He added: "Of any Christmas song out there, this one stands out to me as a truly good song, Christmas or not. All proceeds from our cover will be donated to Cool Earth, an organisation that works alongside indigenous villages to halt rainforest destruction.”

The director of Cool Earth, Matthew Owen, added: “We were humbled and thrilled that such a fantastic band is supporting our work. The generosity of The Lumineers and their fans means that we’ll be able to protect more trees than ever before in 2017."

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