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Singer/Songwriter Radney Foster is releasing a book of short fiction, a companion piece to his new CD. Be one of the first to read it!
Singer/Songwriter Radney Foster is releasing a book of short fiction, a companion piece to his new CD. Be one of the first to read it!
Singer/Songwriter Radney Foster is releasing a book of short fiction, a companion piece to his new CD. Be one of the first to read it!
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RADNEY FOSTER - Sycamore Creek: Book and CD/stories & songs

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Singer songwriter Radney Foster has been telling stories professionally for over 35 years. His songs have reached over 50 million people, whether through his own hits ("Crazy Over You," "Just Call Me Lonesome," "Nobody Wins," "Texas in 1880" and "Angel Flight") or those he wrote that became hits for others (Keith Urban's "Raining On Sunday," Sara Evans, "A Real Fine Place To Start," The Dixie Chicks "GodSpeed" and a host of others).

2016 saw him expanding his definition of storytelling. Along with songwriting and performing, he began acting (in the upcoming feature film "Beauty Mark," and onstage at the Alliance Theatre in "Troubadour.")

He also began writing short fiction, taking his focus from 3 minute songs and diving deeper into each story. His new project is a collection of songs, each with a short story to go with it.

The stories are not a retelling of the songs, but rather a companion piece. Sometimes they are based on the storyline, sometimes just on something the lyrics touch on. Often the song talks about what the characters were feeling at the time. Watch the video above to get an idea of the song.

We are raising money for producing, manufacturing, shipping, marketing and promotion. This is an innovative project that has never been done, so it's important we raise the funds to get the word out.

The book and CD are expected to be released mid-September of 2017. Many of the rewards will ship sooner. 

   

All formats available!
All formats available!

 

Kickstarter Exclusive Hardcover
Kickstarter Exclusive Hardcover

 

List of songs to cut
List of songs to cut

 

 

Tickets and meet & greet to any show
Tickets and meet & greet to any show

 

Get your book club involved!
Get your book club involved!

 

VIP Meet and Greet at Nashville release!
VIP Meet and Greet at Nashville release!

 

Special Fly fisherman's package
Special Fly fisherman's package

 

 

 

Autographed Gibson Hummingbird Pro acoustic with a personalized video
Autographed Gibson Hummingbird Pro acoustic with a personalized video

 

Join Radney in the studio + lunch in Nashville
Join Radney in the studio + lunch in Nashville

 

Fly fishing trip with Radney, gear and stream side lunch included!
Fly fishing trip with Radney, gear and stream side lunch included!

 

Private concert at your house!
Private concert at your house!

 

Radney will hand deliver this Telecaster!
Radney will hand deliver this Telecaster!

 

Risks and challenges

Creativity always involves risk. You have to put yourself out there.

For those pledging, there is no risk. If we don't reach our goal, your money will be refunded. We will still carry on with the project, but it will be delayed as we try to raise the capital needed.

The challenge will be to get the book finished, edited and manufactured and the CD recorded, mixed, mastered and manufactured by September. Radney is up for the challenge.

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    I'm broke, but I'm In!

    Thank you for backing this project! You will get a behind the scenes updates on Radney’s upcoming project.

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    Social Media shout out

    Radney will give you a personalized social media shout out, and you will also receive behind the scenes updates on Radney’s upcoming project. C'mon, you've spent more than this at Starbucks this morning.

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    Advance copy of the eBook

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    Early bird special - Autographed CD

    $20 gets you an advance, autographed copy of the CD, as well as behind the scenes updates. Free shipping in the US!

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    Autographed, advance copy of the book

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    Early bird! Autographed book/MP3s

    You'll receive an advance autographed copy of the book with a download card of the album, as well as behind the scenes updates. Free shipping in the US!

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    Best deal! Autographed book/CD

    You'll receive an advance autographed copy of the book along with the companion CD,as well as behind the scenes updates on Radney’s upcoming project. This is your best deal! Free shipping in the US.

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    Limited edition hardbound copy with MP3s

    This limited Kickstarter edition of the book in hardcover comes autographed with download card. You will also get behind the scenes updates. Free shipping in the US.

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    Limited Edition hardbound + CD

    This limited Kickstarter edition of the book in hardcover comes autographed along with the companion CD. You will also get behind the scenes updates. Free shipping in the US!

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    North American VIP

    Receive an advance, autographed copy of the book and CD and a ticket to one of my shows in support of this album. Come backstage for a private meet and greet and photo with Radney.

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    Book Club kit! (Wine not included)

    Order a Sycamore Creek Book Club kit. You'll receive six advance copies of the book and six download cards, as well as a autographed photo personalized for your book club. This is a fantastic deal. Shipping included!

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    North American VIP with hardbound book

    You'll receive a limited edition hardbound book, autographed along with an advance copy of the CD, and a ticket to any of my shows in support of this album. Come backstage for a private meet and greet and photo with Radney.

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    VIP ticket to Nashville release party

    Score a VIP ticket to the record and book release party, a copy of the book and CD, preshow meet and greet and VIP seating. Transportation not included. Of course, you will also be getting behind the scenes updates all along.

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    VIP tickets to Austin release party

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    Personalized voicemail message!

    Pledge this amount and Radney will record a personal outgoing voicemail message for you. You will also receive an advance autographed copy of the book along with the companion CD when it is released, as well as behind the scenes updates on Radney’s upcoming project.

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    Original autographed manuscript

    You will receive the original manuscripts of one of the short stories, personalized and autographed by Radney. You will also get an advance copy of the book and CD, and behind the scenes updates.

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    Fly Fisherman! Hand tied flies PLUS

    Receive an advance, autographed copy of the book and CD and three hand tied flies. Presented in a shadow box, you can use 'em or display them. Shipping included

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    2 VIP tickets to Nashville release party

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    2 VIP tickets to Austin release party

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    1 hour Skype lesson with Radney

    Whether you are looking for guitar tunings, songwriting advice, mentoring or life coaching, this is for you! Radney will spend one hour with you on Skype/Face Time. You will also receive an advance, autographed copy of the book, as well as behind the scenes updates.

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    Autographed Guitar with video

    Pledge $800 and you will receive a Epiphone Hummingbird acoustic guitar with a pickup. Radney will record a video of him playing the chorus to your favorite song, autograph the guitar and ship it directly to you! You will also receive an advance, autographed copy of the book and CD, as well as behind the scenes updates on the project.

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    VIP at Radney's next recording session!

    Attend Radney’s next Music Producer’s Institute session in Nashville, March 3-5, 2017 PLUS have lunch with Radney before the session. You will also receive an advance, autographed copy of the book and CD. No lodging or transportation provided.

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    Private lunch for 5 with Radney/Texas

    Pledge $2,500 and you and 4 friends can have a private lunch with Radney, in any city in Texas within an hour of a SW airport. If you need advice on the music business, or just want to break bread, this is for you. You will also receive four advance copies of the book and CD, as well as behind the scenes updates.

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    Private lunch for 5 w/ Radney/Nashville

    Pledge $2,500 and you and 4 friends can have a private lunch with Radney. If you need advice on the music business, or just want to break bread, this is for you. You will also receive four advance copies of the book and CD, as well as behind the scenes updates.

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    Private lunch for 5 with Radney/Dallas

    Pledge $2,500 and you and 3 friends can have a private lunch with Radney. If you need advice on the music business, or just want to break bread, this is for you. You will also receive four advance copies of the book and CD, as well as behind the scenes updates.

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    FlyFishing experience

    Private flyfishing trip with Radney down the Caney Fork River. Gear, guide and streamside lunch included, as well as transportation from Nashville to the Caney Fork included. You will also receive an advance copy of the book and CD, as well as behind the scenes updates.

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    Private mentoring for your band

    Radney will spend a day mentoring your band in Nashville, Austin or San Antonio.

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    Private house concert for 25

    Radney will perform a private show at your location for up to 25 people. Hosts will receive two advance copies of the book and CD. Fee does not include sound and lights. PLEASE NOTE: Buyer must live within a two hour drive of any US airport Southwest services.

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    Epiphone guitar hand delivered!

    Radney will personally hand deliver this rare Epiphone Master Built guitar and have a jam session with you.* Radney has written several songs on this guitar, including "Holding Back," and used it in studio on "The Back Porch Sessions," and Includes a certificate of authenticity, and an advance copy of the book and CD.
    *PLEASE NOTE: Buyer must live within an hour's drive of any US airport Southwest services.

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    Telecaster hand delivered by Radney!

    Radney will personally hand deliver this 1990's Butterscotch Telecaster ('52 Reissue) and have a jam session with you.* Radney has played this guitar for years on the road and in the studio. It can also be seen in "The Running Kind" video. Includes a certificate of authenticity, and an advance copy of the book and CD.

    *PLEASE NOTE: Buyer must live within an hour's drive of any US airport Southwest services.

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    Gourmet dinner and private concert for 8

    Radney will come to your kitchen to cook a gourmet dinner for 8, followed by an intimate concert/reading. Each person will receive a copy of the book and CD.
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