Sixpence None the Richer climbs into the Top 5 on this week’s Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart with “Kiss Me,” the breakthrough single from the group’s 1997 self-titled debut (which was re-released in February 1998).The chart wealth has apparently gotten the Nashville, Tennessee, trio in a charitable mood, and the band has agreed to roll up its sleeves for Habitat For Humanity’s 1999 Easter Morning Blitz Build. Sixpence and several of the staff members from the band’s record label, Squint Entertainment, will head to Americus, Georgia, on March 29 and 30 to join 1,000 other volunteers in helping build an estimated 25 homes for the poor and needy. “Because we believe our music is a gift,” offered Sixpence guitarist Matt Slocum in a statement, “we believe the best response to success is to serve. And I can’t think of a better way to serve than to work with Habitat for Humanity.” According to the nonprofit organization, Habitat for Humanity has built more than 70,000 houses
for more than 350,000 people worldwide since its creation in 1976.