When you want to play country music, you need to be where country music is at it's best. Nashville, Tennessee. Help me get there!
Thanks for taking the time to check out my little Kickstarter project! I'm here pleading for your help to take my music to the next level. Read on to see more about what this is all about!
Who's this Chris Merrill?
I've been writing and performing music since before I could read. Okay, we know that's not true, but I grew up with a passion for music and credit my musical inspirations to such diverse artists as Stevie Wonder and Matchbox Twenty to Keith Urban and legends such as Johnny Cash. I've been playing with my band Merrill since 2006 up and down much of the west coast and couldn't love what I do any more.
I'm a writer, a performer and beyond all things, a dreamer. The idea of living and breathing music in Nashville is something that has recently become very real for me. After a recent inspirational visit, I fell hard in love. I'm ready to take my music further, play harder, work harder and make it happen. Sooooo.....
I am moving to Nashville!!
My bags will be packed and ready to go on January 23, 2012. While I'll be leaving behind so many family and friends, I'll be living the dream and making everyone back home proud. I've spent my whole life in the great northwest so this is a BIG move for me...but it's the right move. I'll be working with other songwriters and artists in Nashville to help craft the future of country music. Blending my love of traditional pop with rock grooves, undeniable soul, and the essence of country, we'll take our music to the forefront!
Why help by donating?
Just like nothing in life is free and money doesn't grow on trees....making it in Nashville is no guarantee and I'll be starting out fresh and far away from the steady paycheck I've come to know playing in the NW.
I've been networking like crazy and have made some great industry connections in my soon-to-be home of Nashville and can't wait to get over there and start making music. I know I have what it takes. My wings have been clipped and I am ready to fly, but I need your help getting there!
Where will your money go?
By donating to the Chris Merrill cause, you'll not only be helping make my transition into Nashville smoother and easier (perhaps I won't have to eat canned beans and Top Ramen every night!) but you'll also help me get right into the studio and recording my first full-length country album.
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Thanks you so much to everyone in advanced for your kind donations! Your support means the world to me and I can't wait to show everyone how this move to Nashville is going to be so successful!
Much Love ~ Chris Merrill
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Jan 4, 2012 - Feb 3, 2012 (30 days)
Pledge $10 or more
For a pledge of $10, you get the latest copy of our latest digital single "Say You Will" personally e-mailed to you AND a digital copy of our latest full album 1 week prior to release!Estimated delivery: Feb 2012
Pledge $25 or more
For $25, you'll get not only Merrill singles "Say You Will" & "Loves of Yesterday" but our latest album 1 week prior to release sent directly to you by us!Estimated delivery: Feb 2012
Pledge $50 or more
For a kind donation of $50, we'll send you a digital copy of our full album "Evolutions" + full album "A Beautiful Disaster" + singles "Say You Will" and "Loves of Yesterday" + a digital copy of our latest album 1 week prior to release AND a personalized signed hard copy mailed to you from us!Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
Pledge $75 or more
For helping us out with $75, you get a one of a kind Merrill t-shirt + all the musical goodies mentioned above. That's 3 full digital albums + 1 signed hard copy album + 2 digital singles + an original t-shirt!!Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
Pledge $100 or more
9 backers Limited (16 of 25 left)
By Supporting us with a pledge of $100, we're giving you even more great stuff! You get your name on our album! That's right, we'll personally give thanks to you inside our album cover. Not to mention, you still get the awesome one of a kind Merill t-shirt + digital copies of our albums and singles + a signed hard copy of our latest album prior to release! Early digital album one week prior to release + CD one week prior to release + signed copy of Merrill's "A Beautiful Disaster" CD + Merrill singles "Say You Will" & "Loves of Yesterday" (singles received before 1/23/12) + a Merrill t-shirtEstimated delivery: Nov 2012
Pledge $300 or more
Help us out even more with $300 and we'll help you get more Merrill goodies! Along with the complete digital catalog of Merrill's songs, you also get an early release digital and signed hard copy of our latest album + personal thanks in the album + one of a kind Merrill t-shirt + a shout out in our monthly newsletter AND signed photograph of Chris made out to anybody you want!Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
Pledge $500 or more
1 backer Limited (99 of 100 left)
For $500 we'll write you a song! Personalized just for you or that someone special in your life. Not to mention you still get all the digital music + signed hard copies + pre-releases + one of a kind t-shirt + CD credit + newsletter shout-out + signed photo of Chris!!Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
Pledge $1,000 or more
For helping us immensly with $1000 Chris will perform a personalized solo acoustic house concert anywhere in the continental US. Oh yeah, and you still get ALL the goodies mentioned above!!Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
Pledge $3,000 or more
For being an amazing, crazy, awesome supporter of musicality and donating $3000, you will get a personalized full band acoustic house concert anywhere in the continental US -or- Chris will perform a solo acoustic house concert (almost) anywhere in the world. Again, you still get all the digtial music + signed hard copies + pre-releases + t-shirt + CD credit + newsletter shout out + signed photo of Chris + we"ll still write you a song!!Estimated delivery: Nov 2012