American Idol alum and now superstar Chris Daughtry used to be a guy who jammed out every single night without a care in the world, but since getting married and having two little kids to take care of and provide for, Daughtry’s priorities have changed.
In an interview with People, Chris talks fatherhood and charity. “Being a father has made me grow up,” Daughtry, 33, says. “Life is about more than just me. I’ve got a great wife, great kids and a great life now.”
So when it comes to getting a free moment between his rockstar life and his family life, Daughtry acknowledges that giving back is just as important. He tells the magazine, “I have been blessed a lot in life and it’s the least I can do to give back.”
And so, he has teamed up with DC entertainment (comics) to be an ambassador for the We Can Be Heroes giving campaign that helps to fight hunger in Africa. He explains, “I always wanted to be a superhero. That’s why I work out so much. So teaming up with DC Comics for a charitable campaign just made sense to me.”
In addition to his work with DC Comics, Daughtry did not hesitate to do something for those affected by the Sandy Hook school shooting. “As a father, I was just heartbroken,” he says, “I can’t even imagine what these families are going through.” That is when Daughtry decided to donate 100 percent of the proceeds of the song “Gone Too Soon” to the Connecticut School Shooting Victims Fund.
“I’m not the type to give a lot of advice,” he says. “But to be a good dad, you have to be present. When I’m home, I’m home. I don’t work at home unless it’s after the kids go to bed. I don’t want my kids to say, ‘My dad never had time for me.’ They understand that there is a time I have to work, but when I come home, they need my undivided attention. I try to make every moment count.”
It sure sounds as if Chris has things figured out!
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