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Update #14

Need your help - Monday, June 3 - CD Release Day!

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Hey Kickstarter friends! I hope that you've received your CD's in the mail by now! Thank you for being such an important part of this project and my journey this year. The album is officially out on iTunes starting TODAY and we are going on a Texas tour next week (see below for some dates - would love to see you!). I'm still working on a few additional rewards for some of you, and those are coming soon.

But first, may I ask for your help just one last time?

Help Me Break Into the Top 20 on iTunes Today?
Today (Monday, June 3) is the day the CD releases on iTunes!  I have a (kind of crazy) goal to break into the top 20 in the Christian/Gospel genre on iTunes today, and I'd love your help trying to make this happen!  Here's how you can help:

1) Go to iTunes, then rate and review the album. iTunes takes ratings and reviews into account somehow as they rank the albums!
2) "Gift" it to your friends through iTunes today (see pic below).  Who would like this album? Do you have any friends who need to hear this Story?
3) Share the iTunes link on Twitterhttp://itun.es/i6xD8Pr
4) Share the iTunes link on Facebook by clicking here.

As an independent artist, I don't have a publicist or a record label to get the word out, so you guys are most definitely my "front lines" in terms of word of mouth and getting the music out there!  Thank you so much for all that you do. I cannot say enough how much I appreciate your support!

Texas Tour:  
The whole family is going on tour next week!  We're loading up the "tour bus" (aka the Ford Fusion) and hitting the road.  By the way, we'd love to come to other parts of the country this fall and spring, so let me know if you are interested in hosting a house or church show! For tickets and details, visit http://carolinecobb.com/shows.

Friday, June 7 - Tyler, TX
Monday, June 10 - Kerrville, TX
Tuesday, June 11 - Temple, TX
Wednesday, June 12 - Austin, TX
Thursday, June 13 - Houston, TX (private show)
Friday, June 14 - Houston, TX
Saturday, June 15 - Sugarland, TX
Friday, June 21 - Dallas, TX

Thank you, thank you for making this album possible!  I am so excited that you finally have it in your hands!

-Caroline


Update #13

Please Share with Your Friends?

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Hey friends! 

I hope you all received a message from me with your download link for the new album... And I hope you have enjoyed listening!  I am so excited that you have the songs now - it feels great to share them with you.  As a reminder, I'm planning to take down the dropbox folder tonight, so download it ASAP... 

The album pre-order launched today on iTunes (woo!), and I've also put up a 3 song album preview on NoiseTrade (double woo!).  This means people can finally start listening to some of the songs, which makes me so glad.  But, only you guys - the Kickstarters - have access to the full album for another month yet (release date is June 3).

If you've liked being a part of this project and you've enjoyed the album so far, I'd love it if you helped me get the word out about it via Facebook, Twitter, e-mail, etc.  Here's how you can help in this month leading up to the release date: 

1) Share the brand new promotional video (you guys are the first to see it!) that I've worked really hard on (see below)....

2) Share this FREE 3 song album preview on NoiseTrade 

Here is the promo video!  Hope you like it....  Thanks so much for sharing! And thank you, as always, for your great support.


Update #12 - For backers only

Preview 2 Songs

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Update #11

VIDEO: Behind the Scenes, Part I

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Hi friends, 

I just finished up my time in the studio a few weeks ago, and I've been really excited to tell you guys all about it.  It felt great to have this Kickstarter community "with" me as I finally had the opportunity to go to work on this project!  

I made a little behind-the-scenes video about my time in the studio and wanted you guys to be the first to see it. In the video, you'll get to see the studio and hear a little bit about the 2 bearded musicians that made everything happen.  You'll also hear me compare going into the studio with going into labor. I hope that's not too awkward for you non-moms out there?  Because that's seriously what it felt like!       

These songs and this album are turning out GREAT - even greater than I could have anticipated.  It was an incredible experience to hear these songs finally come to life after so much work and so many years.  I can't wait for you to hear them!  Can. Not. Wait.  Thank you for making this happen!!!


Update #10 - For backers only

The Cover Art Unveiled (& Into the Studio on Monday!)

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    THE GUIDEBOOK: The “Bundle” plus a free download of what I’m calling the “guidebook” for now. Part devotional, part companion piece, part “deluxe” liner notes, it will include the story and biblical context behind each song, the scripture passages used, and a short explanation of how this song has affected me personally. The guidebook may also include photos from recording and really cool extras that I haven’t even thought of yet!

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    THE BIGGER BUNDLE: Everything in the “Guidebook” package, plus a physical copy of my second album Sing (2009) and a free download of my first album Far Beyond Me (2005).

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    THE AUTOGRAPH: Everything in the “Bigger Bundle” package, plus a frameable, 8x8 album cover or photograph signed by producer Josh Moore, the musicians that will be a part of the album (they’ll be cool and there may be some surprise special guests!), and me (but I’ll probably be the least cool person signing it!). You’ll also be invited to a really fun CD release celebration party (see "The Party" package below).

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    THE PARTY: Everything in the “Bigger Bundle” package, plus an invitation to an intimate CD release celebration party (location TBD, but it will probably be in Tyler, Dallas, or Houston), which will be almost exclusively for Kickstarter backers that give at this level or more.

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    THE SHARE THE STORY, PART I: Everything in “The Party” package for you, plus 5 physical copies of the album and a free download of the “guidebook” sent to a ministry or missionary of your choosing, for them to give away as they please. I will even happily ship the CD’s overseas. The heart behind this is that ministries or missionaries would be able to share “the Story” in a fresh, creative, and hopefully non-threatening way. If you don't know anyone to send this to, I have some great missionaries in mind!

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    THE HOUSE SHOW: Everything in "The Party” package, plus an intimate house show for you and your friends. At the house show, you and your friends will be able to sit and listen to the story of scripture through the songs that I share, and I’ll be sure to include context and stories behind each song to help connect the dots. The new album will also be “name-your-own-price”, so everyone will be able to walk out of your home with the new album (or two!) in hand.... P.S. I’m willing to go anywhere inside the continental US, but we would have to get creative regarding travel and lodging costs if it’s further than 250 miles away from Tyler, TX.

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    SHARE THE STORY, PART II: Everything in "The Party" plus I will come play a show at your church, youth group, ministry, school chapel, or organization! At each show, I will share the story of scripture through song, being sure to include the biblical context and stories behind each song so that I communicate the full picture, and I will tailor it to the specific audience. P.S. - I’m willing to go anywhere inside the continental US, but we would have to get creative regarding travel and lodging costs if it’s further than 250 miles away from Tyler, TX.

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    THE SONG: Everything in “The House Show” and "Share the Story, Part I", plus I will write a brand new song just for you, based on a scripture passage/story of your choosing. Before I write the song, I will talk with you specifically about the passage and what it means to you so that I can make the song as personal as possible. I can also write this song for your child, your friend, etc. and you could give it to them as a gift. You will receive a demo of this song and I will also upload a video to YouTube for you to share with your friends if you'd like. If I ever record the song, I will thank you in the liner notes for your inspiration!

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    THE DOUBLE: Everything in "The Song" but DOUBLED (at least kind of). I will write one additional song for you from a scripture passage/story of your choosing AND give you an additional House Show for you to give away to someone else. So, you’ll get not just one - but TWO - songs. And you’ll get not just one - but TWO - house shows. See? Doubled! I'm also happy to work with you to customize a reward package just for you.

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    THE NAMESAKE: Everything in “The Double” plus we will name our next child after you. No, seriously. Well, maybe not, but we will strongly consider it. Ok, but seriously... If you back at this level, you will almost-cover the cost of recording, mixing, and mastering one full song, so we will be forever grateful. So, this is what we'll do: we'll turn "The Double" into "The Triple" (i.e. 3 house shows, 3 songs, plus everything else), I'll throw in a "Share the Story, Part I", and I will specifically thank you in the liner notes (if you want). I'm also happy to work with you to customize a reward package just for you.

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