Already a year in the making, Jill's latest album reflects the passion she has for creation and her growth as an artist.
November 5, 2013
A love letter to my fans....
When I drove to Nashville almost two years ago with my son in the backseat, against the backdrop of the many cardboard boxes filled with all of those things we just couldn't leave behind, I was fueled by your encouragement. For sometime now, you and all of your kind words have pushed me out onto countless stages across this country, held my hand until the line that just couldn't be written finally appears, and kept my ears ever-straining to hear that next song.
I started working on a new record almost a year ago. I knew immediately that it was going to be different from anything I'd done before. I decided that I was going to really take my time with it, the time to experiment and make a truly incredible sounding album. I have been working so hard and have put so much of myself into this thing. I can't wait for you to hear it.
All of the Kickstarter funds raised will go towards:
Recording costs (studio time, musicians)
In total, this record is going to cost over $50,000 to make and release. But meeting the goal of $20,000 will be a HUGE help. If we exceed this goal, just know that all of the money raised will be put towards these costs.
I feel so lucky. Music is one of the things that I most love in this world. And the creation of each and every song is my favorite part. But thankfully I don't create in a vacuum. I do it for you. And because of you, I can keep doing it.
I truly appreciate all of the encouragement and support that you continue to give me. Thanks so much for helping me make this record.
Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
I know that I'm asking for a generous amount of support from you. But I feel very confident that I am making a record that you and many other people will be excited to hear. This will be the sixth studio album that I have made (or been a part of making). I feel like I've learned so much about recording and releasing an album through all of these experiences. And I'm going to be proud to share my latest work with you. I truly appreciate the loyalty of my fans and value their confidence in me.
Thank you so much to everyone for your amazing support this week. There was some confusion about Tier 3 that I wanted to clear up. It is a signed physical CD and not a vinyl record. We do hope to release the album on vinyl as well at some point. Sorry if there was any misunderstanding. Please feel free to contact me directly with any questions.
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Tier 1 – OUTTAKES - Thanks for your support! You’ll receive access to a special behind-the-scenes blooper reel from my Kickstarter video!Estimated delivery:
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Tier 2 – DIGITAL DOWNLOAD of the new album two weeks before actual release date + Tier 1.Estimated delivery:
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Tier 3 – SIGNED RECORD - A physical copy of the new album two weeks before release date, signed personally by me before its sent! + Tiers 1 and 2.Estimated delivery:Add $5 USD to ship outside the US
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Tier 4 - EXCLUSIVE VIDEO - A duet by Seth Avett and I in the studio, as well as Tiers 1-3.Estimated delivery:Add $5 USD to ship outside the US
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Tier 5 – BACK HOME - Receive an exclusive acoustic download of “Back Home” from the new album, in addition to Tiers 1-4. I will also send a personal “Thank You” note via snail mail.Estimated delivery:Add $5 USD to ship outside the US
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Tier 6 – UNRELEASED SONGS – Not only will you receive Tiers 1-5, but I’ll send you two of my unreleased songs. These songs are exclusive to Kickstarter fans and are not included on the new album!Estimated delivery:Add $5 USD to ship outside the US
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Tier 7 – PERSONAL PHONE CALL - You’ll receive Tiers 1-6 PLUS a phone call from me to you or a friend with a special message! (“Happy birthday,” “Congratulations,” “Happy Holidays”, etc.) Whenever is good for you!Estimated delivery:
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Tier 8 – HOLIDAY PACKAGE - This December you’ll receive a special recording of me singing a classic Christmas tune, a Holiday greeting by mail, and a unique Christmas ornament. You’ll also receive Tiers 1-6 in the spring!Estimated delivery:
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Tier 9 - FAVORITE SONG VIDEO - Pick any song and we’ll send a video of me playing that song acoustic, just for you. Also includes Tiers 1-6.Estimated delivery:
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Tier 10 - MUSIC CITY CARE PACKAGE – There are lots of reasons I love to call Nashville home! Your package will include food, art, and memorabilia hand-picked by me from Nashville’s most-loved local businesses. You’ll receive your package in December and Tiers 1-6 in the spring.Estimated delivery:
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Tier 11 - HANDMADE STUFFED ANIMAL-Lucky you! I will hand-sew a one-of-a-kind, oversized, and bizarre-looking stuffed animal created from my mind. Also includes Tiers 1-6.Estimated delivery:
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Tier 12 – LIVE ONLINE CONCERT-In addition to Tiers 1-6, you will also have access to a private online acoustic performance by me. You help pick the 30-minute set and we’ll set you up to watch the show live. Chip in with your friends and we’ll set it up so you can all watch the performance together!Estimated delivery:
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Tier 13 – BACKSTAGE PASS-This Spring, I will be hitting the road to promote the new record. We'll put you and 3 of your friends on the guest list to any headlining show of your choice. I'll play an acoustic set for you pre-show while you enjoy drinks backstage. Tiers 1-6 also included.Estimated delivery:
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Tier 14 – ACOUSTIC HOUSE SHOW- Rock on! In addition to Tiers 1-6, I will come play for you and your friends and you help write the set list! (Travel/lodging not included)Estimated delivery:
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Tier 15 – WRITE/RECORD A SONG WITH JILL - Come spend a weekend in Nashville working with me! The first day will be spent writing a song together and getting a glimpse into my writing process. The next day, we will record an ACOUSTIC VERSION of the song in the same recording studio where I'm making my new album. For full details send us an e-mail through the link on the "Comments Page." And Tiers 1-6 of course!Estimated delivery:
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Tier 16 – WRITE/RECORD A SONG WITH JILL AND THE BAND - We include all of Tier 14, but rather than record an acoustic version of the song, you will have the opportunity to record a FULL BAND version of the song. You’ll work with the studio musicians who have been playing on my new album! For full details send us an e-mail through the link on the "Comments Page." And Tiers 1-6 of course!Estimated delivery:
- (30 days)