The other day, Chad and I were wondering where Billy Gilman had gone to. Well, the folks at have heard. "Gilman has found his voice again, and he’s choosing to use it for the sake of others.

In true ‘We Are the World’ collaborative style, Gilman gathered up 18 of country music’s top names to sing on a song called ‘The Choice,’ which he co-wrote with songwriters Dan Murph and Philip Douglas to benefit Soles4Souls. The charitable organization works to provide shoes to people across the world who don’t have any. Gilman says he didn’t even realize all the limitations of not having shoes until he familiarized himself with the organization."

Well, lots of country stars who eagerly got on board include Reba McEntire, Keith Urban, Alan Jackson, LeAnn Rimes, Rodney Atkins, Amy Grant, Vince Gill, Montgomery Gentry, Steve Holy, Wynonna Judd, Richie McDonald, Ronnie Milsap, Craig Morgan, Kellie Pickler, Diamond Rio, Randy Travis, Josh Turner and even Kenny Rogers, who was involved in the original ‘We Are the World’ recording.

The song is available for download on iTunes now, and the full music video premieres on CMT April 16.