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We've  been at it again...more memorable songs from the masters of Texas honky-tonk, shuffles, and boogie.

This will be our 20th CD.
We've been at it again...more memorable songs from the masters of Texas honky-tonk, shuffles, and boogie. This will be our 20th CD.
111 backers pledged $9,408 to help bring this project to life.

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Hello my friends -

This upcoming Cornell Hurd Band CD will be our 20th self-produced and self-released CD.

Very few bands have done anything close to this.

Releasing a self-produced CD can cost anywhere from 10K-25K depending on several factors.
We’ve been making our own records and CDs since 1974, so we've learned a lot about how to produce a CD efficiently.

On this CD we’re only recording originals, so royalty payments to other writers will be ZERO.
We produce our own records. We do NOT pay for an outside producer. Studio time and engineering only.


Our producer, Allen Crider, owns his own facility. This basically cuts our costs by one-half in this area.
I don’t over-press. We learned this lesson the hard way. Generally, we press 2,000 copies only in our first wave.


For the most part, the CHB plays on its own records. Very little spent on outside players.

What are the expenses?
1) Studio time
2) Studio engineering
3) Musicians
4) Graphics
5) Photography
6) Printing and pressing of CDs (approx $2500)
7) Shipping/promo costs

PROGRESS: Once again, some of the pre-production work has already been done. Some of the funding we can, as on every project, provide ourselves.

Initial tracks have been produced on the following songs:

1) Over the Hill and Down the Road
2) The Death of A Honky-Tonk Fool
3) Pretty Little Lies

4) Blues for the Big State
5) The Company of Strangers
6) While the Band Plays "Every Time We Say Goodbye"
7) (Real Love is) A Hard Act To Follow
8) Life as You Want It
9) Your Faith in Me
10) She's Like Brown Sugar
11) The One You Still Love
12) Cemetery Road

13) Instrumental

14) Coming Down (After Being in Love)

We have been performing Pretty Little Lies, Over the Hill and Down the Road and Blues for the Big State to an overwhelmingly positive response for months. We think this will be an excellent CD.

ANY funds we receive above our pledge goal will be used to produce this CD. All money will be accounted for.

thanks for stopping by,

Cornell Hurd

Risks and challenges

Risks and challenges?

By participating, you've entered SHOW BIZ, as tough a business as exists on the planet. You are to be commended for your courage. It's a business where almost anything can go wrong.

BUT, by joining forces with the CHB, you've hooked up with a band that has released nineteen previous CDs and has been in fact, making commercial recordings since the mid 'seventies.

Hang on.

The exact release date is, of course, dependent on a number of factors. We hope to release this CD by August.

ALL OTHER rewards are shipped shortly after successful conclusion of this Kickstarter effort.

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    Cornell Hurd Band poster plus one of our latest CDs (Drop in on My Dream, Big State, A Bad Year for Love or Beyond the Purple Hills)... the new CD when released...an emailed mp3 of a single track from this CD...AND my undying gratitude...ALL CDS WILL BE SIGNED.

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    Cornell Hurd Band vinyl 45 RPM or EP record ...plus two different posters plus two of our latest CDs (Drop in on My Dream, Big State, A Bad Year for Love or Beyond the Purple Hills)...the new CD when released...an emailed mp3 of a single track from the CD...AND my undying gratitude... ALL CDS WILL BE SIGNED.

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    3 Cornell Hurd Band posters plus five of our latest CDs (Drop in on My Dream, Big State, A Bad Year for Love, Beyond the Purple Hills, American Shadows or Fan Mail from the Lost Planet)...a Cornell Hurd Band vinyl EP...the new CD when released...an emailed mp3 of a single track from the CD...AND my undying gratitude... ALL CDS WILL BE SIGNED.

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    Cornell Hurd Band vinyl record package (2 LPs + 1 EP) ...chic black CHB polo shirt...plus CHB "latex novelty" (whoopie cushion or inflatable musical instrument)...SEVEN of our previous CDs ...CHB posters...the new CD when released...an emailed mp3 of a single track from the CD...plus undying gratitude... ALL CDS WILL BE SIGNED.

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    YOUR NAME LISTED (as an executive producer) in the liner notes ...Cornell Hurd Band vinyl record package (2 LPs + 1 EP) ...chic black CHB polo shirt...CHB posters...CHB "latex novelty" (whoopie cushion or inflatable musical instrument)...SEVEN of our previous CDs (your choice) ...the new CD when released...an emailed mp3 of a single track from the CD...AND my undying gratitude... ALL CDS WILL BE SIGNED.

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    Dinner with Cornell at a "nice" Austin, Texas Mexican restaurant...plus YOUR NAME LISTED (as an executive producer) in the liner notes ...Cornell Hurd Band vinyl record package (2 LPs + 1 EP) ...chic black CHB polo shirt...plus CHB "latex novelty" (whoopie cushion or inflatable musical instrument)...SEVEN of our previous CDs (your choice) ...the new CD when released...an emailed mp3 of a single track from the CD...AND my undying gratitude... ALL CDS WILL BE SIGNED.

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    Private acoustic concert featuring Cornell and Allen Crider (backer responsible for airfare and accommodations)... an AUTOGRAPHED guitar from Cornell's collection... dinner with Cornell at a "nice" Austin, Texas Mexican restaurant... YOUR NAME LISTED (as an executive producer) in the liner notes...Cornell Hurd Band vinyl record package (2 LPs + 1 EP) ... chic black CHB polo shirt... CHB "latex novelty" (whoopie cushion or inflatable musical instrument)... A COMPLETE COLLECTION of our previous CDs ... This CD when released... an emailed mp3 of a single track from the CD...AND undying gratitude... ALL CDS WILL BE SIGNED.

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