John Legend is talented – and busy. The Academy, Grammy and Tony Award winner has a baby on the way. He’s been on a multi-city tour of Asia. And, he’ll star in a live television adaptation of “Jesus Christ Superstar” this Sunday on NBC.

As an American Family Dream Champion, John helps our brand deliver important support and inspiration – like during the One Saturday event in Minneapolis recently. He also helps us stand apart from our competition – because of his work as an artist, entrepreneur and social leader.

John was in Madison recently to perform for patients at the American Family Children’s Hospital, and at the hospital’s gala. John was a big reason the event raised a record-breaking $800,000. (I saw a lot of AmFam folks there, by the way. Thanks to many from our company who chipped in nearly $700,000, making the grand total $1.5 million!)

Before the gala, though, I sat down with John to talk about his career, but also to learn more about his work with Free America, an effort he’s leading to change the national conversation about America’s criminal justice system.

Listen to our full conversation here.