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This new album is a collection of songs about a transformative journey and rediscovering grace.
This new album is a collection of songs about a transformative journey and rediscovering grace.
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My name is Marshall. 

I'm recording my first project in five years, and I want to do it with your help.

Some insight.

Let me start by saying that I'm excited! Excited about recording a new collection of songs that I love, excited to work with my friends, fellow artists and songwriters, excited to pour myself into creating something meaningful, but more than that, I'm excited about the album's core concept:

Grace

The everyday kind. The kind we breathe in when we wake up. The kind that feels like warm sun on our faces, and smells like the first blossoms of spring. It's the grace we forget to pay attention to - if we're not careful, we'll miss it. To experience it, we have to live with our hearts and senses wide open - and that is something we should endeavor to do. It's a reminder that we are cared for - that there's a grand love story that's continually being written, and we live and move within it.

I'm recording this new project because this grace inspires me, and...

...I want this grace to inspire you.

A little story.

It's a grace story. I've always answered the question, "what do you do?" with "I'm a singer and a songwriter." Well, about six years ago, my creative well dried up, or I had writer's block, or - I'm sure there are a hundred different ways to describe it, and even more reasons why; but it happened. After a couple years, I dropped "songwriter" from my answer. It felt like saying goodbye for the last time.

Fast-forward to this past winter. My wife and I were at our church, and there was a video prior to the main speaker. The message of the video, it's main phrase, was "runners run." They get up in the morning, they put on their shoes, they warm up their muscles and stretch, and then they run. They do this because that's what runners do. They don't concern themselves with soreness, lack of sleep, or anything else - they run.

It hit me so quickly: "writers write!" They don't allow past failures to dictate who they are - they write. They pick up a pencil, sit down at a piano, and do the work of writing. That occupied my thoughts for the rest of that day and through the night. The next morning I sat down in front of my little office piano, grabbed some paper, and there was water in the well. Grace. Now, don't get me wrong - there's plenty of crumpled up paper in my trash can, and some boring melodies that have been abandoned. But I'm writing, because that's what writers do.

So, I'm making this record.

Folks, I love making music. Recording it is one of the most exciting, emotion-filled, tiring, scary, exacting, purposeful, life-giving things I've ever thrown myself into. It is an undertaking. It's an adventure. The search for the right songs - for the right musicians. There are many moving pieces. There are many moving people; moving for many hours, over many weeks and months. Strumming, banging, scribbling, twisting, singing, listening, and fashioning the music until at long last, reluctantly and fearfully, we all say, "we're finished," and send it out into the world.

This is where you come in.

I can't wait to share this music with you and with others, but I NEED YOU to help make it a reality. I've set the budget at $25,000 - the bare minimum amount to complete the project. I'm hoping that we will eclipse that number and far exceed it! There's so much music I'm waiting to record, and any extra pledges will allow me to increase the scope of the project! More money means more music! 

To support the project, just select a Reward Tier. I've come up with some pretty cool rewards to make this interesting for everyone - please have a look --------------------------->

If giving to this project resonates with you, I encourage you to partner with me and choose one - a big one if you can. I believe in this!   

YOU + ME = A VERY GOOD THING!

Risks and challenges

One last thing...

Folks, this is where I remind you that I am not in control of the universe - of this I am quite positive. I have seen many recording projects through to completion and well within target deadlines. I have a good track record and experience with this process - but again, I am not in control of the universe.

I feel very certain that the delivery dates included for the reward tiers are more than attainable. But if, by chance, my lack of universal control plays against our deadlines, you will be the first to know about it.

I'll be posting progress reports here on Kickstarter, so you'll always know where we are in the process.

Rest easy:)

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    From me to you - a signed copy of the recording as well as a project download ahead of general release. To go along with my gratitude, a download of the song RIVER OF LOVE, from my Kickstarter video. Plus updates exclusively on Kickstarter.

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    MORE MUSIC PLUS

    I'm putting together some alternate/acoustic versions from the project, as well as some of the original demos. You'll receive a digital download of these, HANDWRITTEN LYRIC from one of the new songs, and everything from the $35 Reward Tier.

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    BEHIND THE SCENES

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    PERSONALIZED MESSAGE

    Want me to sing happy birthday to someone you love? Record your outgoing phone message? Send you a video shout-out? I'm ready (within moral reason) to be your singing telegram. Plus everything from the $60 Reward Tier.

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    MUSIC AND SPECIAL THANKS

    You'll receive 4 SIGNED COPIES of the new project. When you get them, look closely - I have THANKED YOU BY NAME in the liner notes! You'll also receive a download of the new project before it is released to the general public. Plus everything from the $60 Reward Tier.

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    ALL OF ME

    Kickstarter plus three! Along with a SIGNED COPY of the new project, you'll also receive my other solo releases: Wisdom of Fools, Boundless, and Brighter One. Plus everything from the $60 Reward Tier.

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    GVB FANATICS

    The clothes off my back! I'm not a superstitious person, but I did have three "LUCKY TIES" when I traveled with the Gaither Vocal Band. You'll receive the neckwear, signed on the back by me (and my trusty Sharpie), along with everything from the $60 Reward Tier.

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    VOICE LESSON VIA SKYPE

    That's right - a 45 minute VOICE LESSON over Skype. Get yourself a little vocal tune-up, or just enjoy doing something different. Just in case you wondered - yes, I've done this before:) Plus everything from the $60 Reward Tier.

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    THE JERRY STOVER SPECIAL

    My friend Jerry Stover contacted me to see if it might be possible to make a pledge in exchange for some clothes from the GVB album covers and photo shoots for $250 an item. I said "sure!" And you can too:) Thanks Jerry! Includes everything from the $60 Reward Tier.

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    EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

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    YOU'RE COVERED

    I'll record a cover song of your choosing (within reason - I'm someone's dad). You'll have me at a piano singing your favorites - I'll even capture it on video. Plus everything from the $60 Reward Tier.

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    WRITE YOU A SONG

    You tell me what it's about, and I'll take it from there. You'll receive a RECORDING of me singing YOUR FINISHED SONG, and I'll capture it on video as well. If you're a lyricist and have always wanted one of your lyrics set to music, we can do that as well. Plus everything from the $60 Reward Tier.

    Please be patient with the delivery date on this one - creating something out of almost nothing can take some time.

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    Music City USA! Come to Nashville, TN, and hang out with us at the studio while we get this recording underway. Plus everything from the $60 Reward Tier.

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    CONCERT

    Want to hear this live? I'll COME TO YOU! In your home, church, school - anywhere you think this music might do some good, I would love to share. Of course this includes everything from $60 Reward Tier.

    Concerts based on date and availability - weekdays and weekends both considered. Will do best to accommodate. (Travel expenses additional).

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    BENEFACTOR

    If you want to give more than I have rewards for - that's where this comes in. Just want to help out? Fantastic! Want every reward? You got it. Want to get creative? Send me a message and let's do something special!

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