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500 Miles to Memphis is ready to hit the studio again for our fourth studio-recorded album which we believe is our best to date!

Dear friends,

We are very excited to get back into the studio to record our latest album.  We have a new batch of songs that I believe are the best to date.  We are stripping things down a bit compared to our last album "We've Built Up to Nothing".  The new one will be a better representation of what we do live.  Lots of guitars, steel and fiddle.  We're going with a more upbeat rock 'n' roll approach to the new one as well.  It'll rock from start to finish.  This next album is not yet titled.  We have fifteen songs ready to go, but will most likely scale it down to eleven or twelve.  

500mtm has been at it for a while.  We've toured religiously since about 2007.  We've had a lot of success and great times over the years, however it is tough for an independent band to get ahead these days without the backing of a major label....But we keep on trucking.  Why?  Because we love it.  We love releasing new music and getting it out to you guys in hopes that you'll enjoy it and come out to the shows.

That's where Kickstarter comes in!  It allows us to raise money for our project and provide you with incentives to donate.  Depending on how much you want to spend you'll get a reward, i.e., $50 gets you a pre-release digital download of the album, a signed cd of the same album, t-shirt, stickers and a signed poster.  It's a pretty good deal right?  Just look at the column to the right and choose how much you'd like to donate.

If you donate to our cause I promise you your money will be put to good use and we'll work our hardest to give you the best album possible.  No corners will be cut and not one dime will be wasted.  We can't do this without you.

Thank you all so much,

Ryan, David, Noah, Kevin, Aaron

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

There are countless risks and challenges in the music business. We could release this new album and it could very well flop. I think our track record has proven that no matter what obstacles are thrown at us, we always overcome. This year will mark our 10th anniversary of being a band, which is an obstacle in itself.

With the funding we receive we are going put the money towards not only recording the album, but promoting it as well, which is something we've never done. Considering the success we've already had, I believe setting aside money to promote will do wonders for us.

No matter what happens we will always be out there playing and releasing new music. Thank you all for taking the time to visit our page.

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    Above + Backstage passes to a show of your choice(500mtm must be headlining), Drinks/food with the band after the show, Digital download of all of the demos from the new album.

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    Above + Ryan Malott will play a private acoustic set at your house or neighborhood bar (Must be within 500 miles of Cincinnati and pay for fuel. Can not conflict with the band's touring schedule.)

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    Above + 1 hour music lesson with a band member of your choice (Must be willing to travel to Cincinnati or use Skype unless you choose Ryan who will be performing at your house anyway)

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    Above + Dinner for two with the band before a show or any time in Cincinnati, An open invite to come sit in the studio with the band for a day while recording their newest album.

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    Above + Lifetime tickets to any show in which 500mtm is headlining(for you and a loved one), Free merchandise any time you come to a show

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    Above + Executive producer credit on the album, Ryan will write you a personalized song and record it with the band, Plus one brand new iPod Shuffle!

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    Above + You will play a lead role in our upcoming music video. You will also be involved in the creative process of the video. All ideas are welcomed. Dinner at Chuy's Mexican restaurant for you and a loved one, Tickets to a Reds game, One brand new iPod Nano (Must be willing to travel to Cincinnati on a weekend that does not conflict with tour schedule)

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