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So here we are. We find ourselves back in Denton, TX at Panhandle House Recording Studio ready to make a new album for you all. We've got the songs, the producer, and the band. All we need now is YOU. We need you to take ownership with us and show the world what can be done when you have the perfect mix of hard work and the best fans in the business! Will you join us in fighting the good fight?

About Breathless

Produced by Sam Riggs himself along with Eric Herbst, “Breathless” is a sincere, unfiltered look into the person Sam has become. The album’s first single “The Lucky Ones” represents the first leg of his journey, a story told through 20/20 hindsight about the fortunes of struggle with a cameo performance from the University of North Texas Drum Line. “Gravity” is a true anchor on the album depicting that specific period in life between when you have to get out, and when you actually can. Well throughout the album you get a real sense of Sam’s more vulnerable side, and the way he writes about a man’s response to a woman’s spell is the stuff of bestselling novels. Considering lyrics like “Just one kiss from your novocaine lips and you take all my pain away” (“Breathless”), “One more kiss is all I need to get through. I guess you’re just a habit I can’t break” (“Second Hand Smoke”), and “The fire in your touch, it’s like a needle in my veins” (“One More Chance To Stay”), you see a man who has warred with the dangerous addictions of love, but also one that has not been afraid to wave the white flag of surrender. All this is not to say that the album is without muscle. “Wake The Dead” feels like pure adrenaline, a heart racing ride in honky tonk rap style. And finally, “High On A Country Song” is the Sam Riggs live show experience coming through the speakers, where the energy is so thick you can cut it with a knife.

In total, “Breathless” is the sound you hear clearly above the racket of mediocrity, and it signals that a new age of “artist” has arrived.

Risks and challenges

Making and releasing a new album is a complex process. From staying on schedule in the studio, to coordinating with designers and and photographers for album artwork and packaging, to working with manufacturers and distributors to get the CDs and digital tracks created and released, there are a lot of things that need to go right. We will do everything we can to keep things on schedule so that we can get you your rewards by the estimated fulfillment date, but if we encounter a kink in the process, we'll be sure to let you know, and keep you updated on what we are doing to overcome any potential challenges.

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    VIP concert experience: you and a friend will get the full VIP treatment at the show of your choice. Arrive early for soundcheck, hang out with Sam backstage, and watch the show from the best seats in the house!
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    Own Sam's hat he wore in the studio while making this album
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