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Singer-songwriter Benton Stokes is ready to sing you some new songs. Catchy melodies, transparent lyrics, tons of heart.
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HI. 

My name is Benton and I’m a singer/songwriter, born and raised in Nashville. I started picking out popular melodies on my grandmother’s piano at age 4 and made up songs while riding my bicycle at age 8. I played my first original instrumental piece for a packed out War Memorial Auditorium at age 15 and never looked back after that. 

After college, I joined a band, made a record and toured the country for a couple years. My time on the road led to cuts with a number of successful Christian artists (among them, Natalie Grant, Point Of Grace, Sandi Patty) and a writing deal with Sony Tree. 

During a period of self-discovery, I left the music business to work in a coffee shop and return to my love for writing transparent songs about life, love and hope. The songs I wrote and recorded over the next three years became ‘Grace & Gravity,’ my first solo record. And I’ve been writing and singing lots more songs since then. 

FAST FORWARD. 

I’m here at Kickstarter asking for your help because I’ve started a new project that I’d like to finish for you. I'm looking to accomplish some new and exciting things from this new record, including getting it heard by a larger audience. My goal is to raise $2500 by July 1 to cover the cost to finish recording, mixing and mastering a full-length project. I am working with my long-time friend and co-producer, Dennis Dearing (Menace Music). 

In exchange for your financial support, I am offering some cool perks. Check the side column. 

ONE MORE THING. 

Please reach out to your friends (and your “friends”) via your social network site of choice. I have a music player that you can share on your Facebook page. (Visit me at facebook.com/bentonstokesmusic to check it out.) Thank you so much! 

Risks and challenges

I am confident I can deliver my project and my incentives by this fall. But you can bet I'll be making every effort to get the goods to you ASAP if I fall behind. I appreciate your faith in me to deliver and I have no intention of letting you down.

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    LEVEL 1: A digital download of the new CD this fall.

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    LEVEL 2: Level 1 + a written ‘thank you’ from Benton.

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    LEVEL 3: Level 1-2 + Lunch for four at Benton’s Cafe in Nashville. (Travel expenses not included.)

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    LEVEL 4: Sixty minutes of Skype time with Benton in a songwriting lesson, a personal concert or co-writing session. + Levels 1-2

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    LEVEL 5: A 2-hour co-writing session with Benton in Nashville and coffee after (Travel expenses not included) OR a 90-minute Ustream concert for you and your friends (you share the link with whoever you want in on it) + Levels 1-2

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    LEVEL 6: A walk-on role in Benton’s next music video! (Travel to Nashville not included.) + Levels 1-2

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    LEVEL 7: A 3-hour songwriting workshop in Nashville with Benton and a couple of his songwriter friends. (Travel expenses not included.) + Levels 1-2

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    LEVEL 8: Be Benton’s guest to his album release concert and party in Nashville! (Travel not included.) + Levels 1-2

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    LEVEL 9: Benton will play an hour-long concert in your living room or any other venue you’d like him to (in the continental U.S. --Travel and venue costs not included.).  + Levels 1-2

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    LEVEL 10: Benton will host your special event (wedding reception, birthday bash, graduation party) complete with food and beverages at his cafe on Nashville’s Music Row. (Certain restrictions apply. Travel expenses not included.) + Levels 1-2

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