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Hey. My name is Jake Ousley. I'm a traveling independent artist living in Nashville, Tn. The time has come for a new album! join me.

Like I said. And like THEY all said, if you've watched the video now. My name's Jake Ousley. I started playing music professionally almost 2 years ago with the release of my first EP called Times Like These. Since then, I've played over 200  shows all over the country.You've seen me in churches, bars, camps, and even your houses. I Love what I get to do. 

Lately, However - wherever I go, people are saying the SAME thing. 

"Jake, we love the music. THERE'S JUST NOT ENOUGH OF IT." 

Yes, people are saying that they are tired of the same 6 songs after two years of hearing them. And even though I love those songs, frankly, I am getting there as well. :)

I've been writing NEW songs since I recorded my last project and am almost ready to share them with the world. However, a very expensive recording budget stands in my way. To get the right producer, studio, and players on a record it can be VERY expensive. Luckily for you and me, Kickstarter has made a way. 

When you buy the packages that you see on the right side of this page, you partner with me and help me get one step closer to funding my new album. 

The goal is a big one. $10,000. But I really think we can do it. I'm scheduled to start recording an album in January with a tentative release date of 1-2 months after that. 

So many of you guys have encouraged me to go for this. And well...here we are. GOING FOR IT. This i not possible without YOU. YOU are the only reason i have continued to do this for a living. YOU buy the music. YOU come to shows. And I am forever grateful. I love more than anything that I get to do this WITH, and along side of YOU. I also, SERIOUSLY think we can reach the goal by the deadline. Thanks again for your support, and for taking the time to read this and watch the video. I'll see you out there and talk to you even sooner. 

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    PACKAGE 1- PRE-ORDER A digital download of the album before the release date.

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    PACKAGE 2 - GOODS + STICKER - Get a physical copy of the cd mailed to you before it releases with an exclusive " I kickstarted Jake Ousley " sticker. + package 1 (these are a one time only item…)

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    PACKAGE 3 - GOODS 2.0 + An "I'm Jake Ousley" / KICKSTARTER T-Shirt. - Everything in packages 1 & 2 plus an exclusive "i'm Jake Ousley" / Kickstarter SHIRT available ONLY through this kickstarter campaign.

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    PACKAGE 4 - FRIENDS TALK ON THE PHONE. - All previous packages +  a phone call/video chat from me expressing my heart felt thanks for your support. We can talk about the weather - songwriting or the weather, wait I already said weather. I'll take the initiative and CALL YOU!

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    PACKAGE 5 -  Get a JAKE OUSLEY PLAYS MUSIC T-SHIRT and have me write, and sing, a personal song for you at any show you attend. I will sing it unashamedly FOR YOU "Steve, you are my favooooooorrrrrriiiiitttttteeeeeeee….." (not actual song. : ) ) . + EVERYTHING ELSE ABOVE.

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    PACKAGE 6 - PHONE CALL + IN STUDIO FOOTAGE. Get exclusive "IN STUDIO" footage of me recording my album during the recording process. You'll see all the BEHIND THE SCENCES stuff as it happens. Just wanna chat or see how the recording process is going? Again, I'll Skype or call you from the studio so you can see exactly what's going on. you can even chat with my producer for a brief minute - Mr. Josh Robinson. . + EVERYTHING ELSE ABOVE

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    PACKAGE 7 - PHONE SONG + LINER NOTES. DOUBLE UP on package 7 and I'll call anyone you want and sing them a song. PLUS get your name in the album liner notes. You have the option of it being you or a friend, and i'll either just make it up, or play any song you want. + EVERYTHING ELSE ABOVE.

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    PACKAGE 8 - SEE THE WRITING PROCESS Listen to demos and see rough lyrical sketches of the songs. Get a tour of the songs as they were being created. I'll Skype you in right from my house and tell you exactly why I wrote a specific song. + EVERYTHING ELSE ABOVE.

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    PACKAGE 9 - ALL THE GOODS. Get a digital download of my christmas ep for the holiday season (you'll have it in time for christmas), a personal, signed, copy of my EP TIMES LIKE THESE to you, and dinner with me and a band mate at our choice of restaurant in the town that you come to see a show. (yes, the price of meal is included for a couple folks. :) we'll choose the place! ) + EVERYTHING ELSE ABOVE.

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    PACKAGE 10 - SONG WRITING SESSION - Come to nashville and write a song with me. We'll get going around 10 am, break for lunch and then come back to finish it up. (Travel Expenses not included.) If you can't make it to nashville, we'll just write it over Skype or ichat. It can work, trust me. + EVERYTHING ELSE ABOVE.

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    PACKAGE 11 - IN STUDIO DAY + FULL TEAM DINNER Have you ever wondered what its like to be in a real studio with a real producer? Come sit in on the recording process. Then at night, we'll go out to dinner with the ENTIRE creative team. From the guy who designed the album cover all the way to the guy who played drums on the album. You can sit and ask them all kind of questions. The price of your dinner is included. just not all the other guys. :) (Also, this unfortunately, is subject to the schedule of other people. But we'll make it work!) + EVERYTHING ELSE ABOVE.

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    PACKAGE 14 - BREAKFAST AND A CONCERT - I'll come to your house and play a house concert. I'll even cook breakfast for dinner. That's kind of my specialty. So it'll be like dinner and a movie, except, breakfast and a concert…moving on…I'll sing the song i wrote for you and your friends, tell stories,and the like. It'll be unforgettable. (dates have to fit in with touring schedule and other scheduled events, but don't worry, we'll get you in! - also does not include travel expenses if more than 400 miles from nashville.) + EVERYTHING ELSE

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    PACKAGE 12 - NASHVILLE TOUR. Come to Nashville for a day, and i'll take you on a tour to all my favorite places. Includes lunch at a surprise destination. (3 person max on the lunch. :) ) GO IN WITH YOUR FRIENDS on this one and let's make it a memorable day.

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    PACKAGE 13 - SING ON MY ALBUM - That's right. Are you an aspiring vocalist? Come to the studio in nashville where i'll record my album and you can show us what you can do. Work with the producer to sing background vocals on an actual song of mine. Wanna go in with some friends and do a group vocal? LET'S DO IT. You'll also be featured in the "FEATURED" section in the back of the album (must actually be able to sing. sorry ryan. JUST KIDDING…) + EVERYTHING ELSE.

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    "I'M JAKE OUSLEY" - Wonder what its' like to be a touring artist? Ever want to do that yourself? Come with me and band member to a show to see what " a day in the life looks like on the road…" Travel with me and pick the set list. + EVERYTHING ELSE ABOVE. Go in with some friends on this one and you can drive another car. You can hang out with us all day. We'll make some fun stops and give you the high class treatment at the show of your choice. Sit in the green room. Eat the fruit, drink the water. We'll pamper you. promise. (Sorry, does not include House concert - package 14)

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    CAROLS & EXECUTIVE PRODUCER - You'll have your name listed as EXECUTIVE PRODUCER on the album. I will also dress up like Santa and come sing Christmas songs to whoever you want. It could be in an office building, on a street corner, or your garage. Think of it like a sing-o-gram. I could even just sit in your living room and sing to your family while you open presents. I'll do it. Seriously. Go in with your friends on this one. It'll be BUCKETS of fun. + EVERYTHING ELSE. (carol session must be within 400 miles of nashville. Must fit within touring schedule, HOUSE CONCERT IS INCLUDED IN THIS, Just not the nashville tour. :) )

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    PACKAGE 17 - YOU BE THE STAR - Come write a song with me and get it recorded! We'll spend all day in the studio recording your song and we'll send you home with your own version. (Does not include the house show. but does include the nashville tour if you want it & dinner with some of the guys who worked on the record! Like I said, go in with some friends, and we'll all get in there and have some fun. It'll be a full day of. (Sorry, also, doesn't include travel expenses for ya if further than 400 miles from Nashville. DOES NOT INCLUDE HOUSE CONCERT, OR PACKAGE 15.)

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