A cool, uplifting record of original songs that share simple truths about life, love and God.
*NOTE*: By "pledging", you are actually pre-ordering a CD and bonus package.
Hi, Friends! I am going into the studio in 2012 to create a new project!!!!
While it's always exciting to record, this particular project will be extra special for me because it turns over a new musical leaf in a sense. "What???" You may ask. Have no fear. Let me explain...
In Nashville (or any other music industry mecca), it's super easy to fall into this trap where you stop thinking, "Who am I?" and you start thinking "Who am I supposed to be?" For this project, I'm not going to lament about pleasing a man behind a desk. If I do, that's icing on the cake! Rather, my creative goal is simply threefold: please God, be authentic and speak truth through some GREAT music.
The project will be produced by Dove Award winning producer Rusty Varenkamp (WOW Hits, Tenth Avenue North, Jimmy Needham). Every song on the recording is either written or co-written by me and reflects a particular truth I've learned about God, life and love.
I'm using Kickstarter because it gives me an opportunity to connect with friends and music fans on a whole new interactive level by allowing you to actually be involved in the album process. Here's the catch: Kickstarter is ALL or NOTHING. That means I can surpass the minimum amount, but if we don't at least meet it by the listed date, no one gets anything. No funding for me, no pre-orders for you. Even if we're $1 short. Zip. (*NOTE*: Kickstarter funds are processed through Amazon Payments, so all information is handled with the same trusted security as ordering from Amazon.com.)
I have set a smaller goal for Part I. After we complete it, we'll launch Part II.
Thank you for your support. It can be terribly hard for artists who feel like they're in it alone, but I've always been so fortunate to have friends like you who believe in my music and the message behind it. You are a blessing in the truest sense. Love you all!
A) I want to provide you with a method of getting personally involved in my new album process through reward packages and give you a place to pre-order.
B) I believe that God has specifically called me to speak truth into people's lives through music, and if I'm doing something that people associate with Jesus Christ, I don't want it to be second rate. He deserves the best. In my situation, the best requires some capital.
Kickstarter is an all or nothing crowdfunding platform. In other words, if I get nothing, you get nothing. It obviously costs waaaay more than $500 to do a professional studio project here in Nashville. I chose to break it up into multiple phases instead of one giant campaign to make it easier for those who support me to receive their reward packages. I believe if I do my best to see that you're taken care of, you will see that I'm taken care of! :)
No. Your credit/debit card will only be charged if the goal is met or surpassed.
A) I need your help right now.
B) It makes a statement to the world that you support the music and message I'm promoting. It also means a lot to me and my team to visibly see how people are willing to step up to the plate when it counts.
C) If you wait until the Kickstarter is over, you get music. Why not get other cool added items for your money, too?
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Pledge $1 or more
MP3 of a song from the album and a big 'Thank Ya'!Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
Pledge $10 or more
MP3s of all the songs on the album and a personalized thank you.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
Pledge $15 or more
For $15, you'll get a physical copy of the new CD with all the artwork, plus a handwritten thank you note, a fist bump and a hug next time I see you. :)Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $25 or more
Yay!!! You rock. For $25, check this out: You'll get an autographed copy of the new CD with all the artwork, a handwritten thank you, a signed photo, plus handwritten lyrics for one song. And the fist bump and big hug. :)Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $50 or more
It only keeps getting better from here! So for $50, you get the autographed CD w/ artwork, signed photo, handwritten lyrics to one song and thank you note, PLUS a tote bag and a personal phone call or Skype chat from me to say thanks.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $100 or more
So you want something really cool, eh? How about everything in the $50 package, plus a nice custom photo book of the making of the album (complete with pics from the studio and captions). You'll also gain access to an EXCLUSIVE webinar where I will share the stories behind songs on the album and show you some writing tips & personal secrets of how I craft my songs. Who knows? I might even have a couple of "special guests" drop in...Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $250 or more
Wow, that's so kind! To show my gratitude, I will include YOUR name in the liner notes of the album (you know that's cool), record a special YouTube video of a song from the project dedicated to you, and to top it off, you'll get exclusive access to some of the ORIGINAL worktapes from the writing sessions! PLUS, I will give you all of the above incentives (Autographed CD, signed photo, thank you note, handwritten song lyric, tote bag, personal phone/Skype call from me, photo book and exclusive webinar access)Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $500 or more
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Shut the front door! Are you seriously that awesome!?!? Because you obviously are, I will give you all of the above, plus I will write a custom ORIGINAL SONG and corresponding YouTube video for you. You choose the topic (This could be anything from a worship song for your church praise band to a love song for a proposal/anniversary, song about your child, etc). **OR** If you are a small business, I will write a jingle for you and promote your organization on my website and merch table at every event I play for an entire year!Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $1,000 or more
Oh...I think I just fainted! Seriously, you are a godsend. And for that, I want to give you the hookup. You get all of the above, PLUS the exclusive opportunity to come to Nashville, TN and spend part of the day in the recording studio with me (lodging not included)! You'll meet award winning music industry veterans and get to literally be the album. I will even give you a personal tour of Music Row. Great experience by yourself or go in together to do as a group...A potentially once in a lifetime bucketlist experience!!!Estimated delivery: Dec 2012