I need your help to make my next album. Give me a hand and you will receive some cool incentives and rewards in return!
It's been two years since I left the music ministry due to financial difficulties. Although I had 10 years and 4 albums behind me, I was unable to continue. So, in 2008, I was forced to announce my departure to the industry. I truly thought I was done and for a season I was. It felt as though everything that was built over the years had crumbled and burned to nothing. But then God began to rebuild my faith and slowly my hope returned as I turned all that I had over to Him. He began to show me the beauty that still lingered amidst the ashes; the rubble waiting to be rebuilt. I strongly believe God allowed everything that happened in the past both good and bad. I also believe that he has given a vision for a new and fifth album, "Beautiful Ashes".
The purpose behind this album will be to encourage others that God is a restorer of hope, and that He is a restorer of dreams. That no matter what has happened in their life and no matter how bad their circumstances seem around them, God wants to bring their situation back to life that it may become beautiful once again. Although my own financial circumstances haven't changed much, my excitement of what God can do has... and that's where you come in!
You have been directed to this page by someone or some other site because I need your help! At the end of October, I am supposed to head back in the studio with Travis Wyrick (Pillar, Disciple, P.O.D) to begin the new album. As many of you know making an album is very expensive and funds are hard to come by, especially without label backing. From this Kickstarter site I am trying to raise $18,500 to fund this project. The funding will help cover production, the hiring of musicians, distribution, artwork, mailings, and travel/hotels while making the album. It will also help cover the replication of at least 3,000 albums so that we are able to sell them to not only you, but get them into the stores that have carried my albums in the past. While this raised amount may not actually take care of all the obligations, it will definitely make the project possible by bringing our expenses to a manageable point.
PLUS there is a BONUS for YOU!! As a thank you for donating to help fund my album I've prepared some great gifts and opportunities. :) On the right side of this page there are many diverse "incentive" packages for you to choose from. You choose the amount you want to donate and then I send you your reward once the album is complete.
HERE'S HOW IT WORKS! We have 75 days to raise the funds and it's an all or nothing kind of deal. If we can reach the goal by the deadline of October 2nd, the project will be funded and you will get some amazing rewards for donating once the album is complete. If we fail to reach the goal, however, I will get nothing, you will not be charged, and no amount of amazing rewards will be mailed out. So once you donate, please help me spread the word so that we can reach the goal in time! And think of it this way....if you were going to get the album once it came out anyway, go ahead and "pre-order" it today. Then you can tell others you helped in the making of the new album! (In fact with the $40.00 package incentive...I will thank you in the liner notes of the album for the world to see! :)
Lastly, if you help fund this project please know that you are taking part in a ministry that's main focus is to reach the youth around the world. Éowyn Music has always been a ministry that reaches out to youth, especially those who are cutters, those who may be suicidal, dealing with depression, or anger. With every album that I have ever created I always pray it will hit home for those youth and ultimately lead them to a hope that is in Jesus Christ. With the help of kickstarter and YOU, I believe we can accomplish this! So please pray about what you should donate and I thank you in advance for whatever you do. It means the world to me!
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Jul 19, 2010 - Oct 3, 2010
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The great feeling of knowing you have helped Éowyn's ministry!
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Advanced download of first radio single off the new album + The great feeling! :o)
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Advanced digital download of album before the official release date! You will be able to download the new album before anyone else can get it!!
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Advanced Digital Download + Advanced Signed "Beautiful Ashes" CD + Handwritten thank you letter from Éowyn! That's both a digital download and a signed CD before the release date! Plus, Éowyn personally thanking you in ink for making this album possible!
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All Of The Above + Burned copy of a bonus feature DVD including footage of the making of "Beautiful Ashes" + Your name will appear in the liner notes of the new album thanking you for your contribution to the project!
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All Of The Above + Special edition t-shirt that will only be released as a gift through this Kickstarter promotion + Advanced signed poster from the new album!
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All Of The Above + 5 minute phone call from Éowyn personally thanking you for your support (US Only) + Reserved special seating up front at the CD Release party in Nashville, TN! Your seats will be waiting, all you have to do is get there!!
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All Of The Above + Éowyn's First CD (never released and out of print!) + Meet and greet with Éowyn and her band at cd release party in Nashville, TN. IF the bus is available, the meet and greet will take place on the bus.
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BULK PACKAGE 1: Includes: (10) Advanced signed "Beautiful Ashes" CD's + (3) Special edition t-shirts + (3) Advanced posters + (3) Stickers + (3) Buttons
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BULK PACKAGE 2: Includes: (25) Advanced signed "Beautiful Ashes" CD's + (5) Special edition t-shirts + (5) Advanced posters + (5 ) Stickers + (5) Buttons
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Advanced digital download + Advanced signed "Beautiful Ashes" CD + Your name will appear in the liner notes of the new album + 5 Min. Phone Call with Éowyn giving you much thanks and praise (US Only) + Huge Éowyn banner that she will personally sign for you! This banner is a one of a kind and measures 10 feet wide by 7 feet tall! Believe me, its HUGE!
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Advanced digital download + Advanced signed "Beautiful Ashes" album + Your face featured in Éowyn's new music video + Dinner with Éowyn and her band afterwards! Éowyn pays hotel and food for one night, all you have to do is get to Nashville and you will be captured in a music video forever!!
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Advanced digital download + Advanced signed "Beautiful Ashes" album + Your choice of ONE piece of furniture purchased by Éowyn for her antique business. She will provide up to 5 pieces for you to choose from. It will be signed by her with a special letter of thanks. Come pick up the piece you select and have dinner with Éowyn or have it delivered free within 200 miles of Nashville, TN.
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Advanced digital download + Advanced signed "Beautiful Ashes" album + Your face featured in Éowyn's new music video + A one-of-a-kind, custom, handmade music box that plays the introduction to one of Éowyn's new songs, "The Musicbox"!! **See the $1000 pledge for details concerning the video shoot.
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Advanced digital download + Advanced signed "Beautiful Ashes" album + One (1) full day in studio with Éowyn as she makes the album. Éowyn picks up the tab for one night of hotel and your meals, all you have to do is get to Knoxville, TN!!
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You will get the above "Bulk Package 2" + phone call from Éowyn with all her love and thanks + Dinner with Éowyn if you are in the Nashville area or if she is near your area while she's touring; during which she will sing 60 secs of a song from the new album aloud and it will be captured on video to be given to you as a gift + Your name will be placed in the liner notes + You are named as the Executive Producer on the "Beautiful Ashes" album + Special thanks will be given to you on all Éowyn's websites for a minimum of one full year!!