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Driven, passionate, on-fire Country Music singer who is ready to make my mark on the Country Music Industry! Read more

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This project was successfully funded on May 31, 2012.

Driven, passionate, on-fire Country Music singer who is ready to make my mark on the Country Music Industry!

About this project

First, thank you, from my heart, for taking time to look over my project and giving it your consideration. 

After numerous requests from my backers of the last project, I have relaunched a new project in the hope that goal will be met this time and I can begin work on my Debut CD! I reached over $2,000 last attempt, with the help from 37 gracious supporters,  so I have set the goal just above that amount in hopes to meet goal and maybe even exceed it this time! Taking a leap of faith!  I can't thank each of you enough for your support!! 

I want to thank you for stopping by and ask that you will take a moment to look over the site and make an informed decision.  My hope is that you will join me on this journey!! 
 

There is one thing I am asked over and over… "Do you have a CD for sale?" I don’t! Only a demo Cd to date with one original, rough cut.  I have everything lined up to make my first EP! All I need is a little help from you! 

It's easy, and quick! Just click the big green button that says "BACK THIS PROJECT" located on this page then follow the simple steps. It's less than 2 minutes to complete the entire process.  Please continue to read below and get to know me a little better and why I am appealing to my friends. 

My Story - 

At three years old, music was already a huge part of my life. My mother was very instrumental in exposing me, as well as my siblings, to various styles of music.  From attending church to acting in theater, we grew up with a great respect for how music enriches our lives. Gospel, I would have to say, had the most impact on our family. We were raised and grounded on it,  but my mom also loved country music. Seems the two just go hand-in-hand when you are southern born and raised. I remember the first country song that I recall singing, and more times then not, found myself breaking out into dance. It was "“Man, I Feel Like A Woman”" by Shania Twain!  This is a fond memory and one that set the course in motion for my love of country music and the desire to sing it!

In Motion - 

I am well on my journey now having performed on stages throughout the US. I have been as far north as New York's Carnegie Hall, and had the pleasure of going on tour this past year visiting many states across the south and mid-west. Nashville has opened its arms to me at such venues at Hard Rock, The Listening Room, Tin Roof, The Nashville Palace,  and The Stage, to name a few.  I also perform on a regular basis in and around my hometown of Jacksonville, Florida.  I love every minute of it and wouldn't change it. BUT I am now ready to define myself as an artist and lay down my very first CD.  

Predicament - 

The only thing keeping this album from becoming a reality is the cost. In order to make this album I will need to book studio time, hire a producer, engineer, etc. I do not wish for my family to absorb the costs of this project.  They have been so gracious along this journey in giving of their time, and backing me financially. From traveling to gigs, band equipment, lessons, promo materials, you name it they have carried the brunt of the costs. I am appealing to my friends for help. With each donation, I will be one step closer to making this dream come true and in turn sharing my passion with you.  I have donated in the past to help various artist on their projects and it was so wonderful to be a part of that process. 

How can you help? 

There are many levels of donation. I hope there is one that will fit your budget, but if not, please do not feel bad. I completely understand. But I would love if you would please share this page with your friends. 

MY GOAL: is to raise $2,500.00 dollars. In the event my goal is exceeded, funds will be put toward distribution and marketing which is a never ending expense to independent artists.

Without the support from my friends, family, and fans, I would not be able to do all that I have so far.   This is why I want to include you in as much of the production process as possible.  In addition to offering new album related rewards to those who donate to my project, I will provide video updates during the process of this project and also during writing/recording. 

Please note -  If I  DO NOT hit my goal by MAY 31st, I will not receive ANY of the money set towards this project. SO I am asking you to please pass on this information to anyone you may know that would be interested in helping my cause!

Thank you all so much!! Can't wait to make it happen and share my CD with you!! 

Hugs, 

Lauren Elise

Please visit my Youtube channel for more videos/covers. 

http://www.youtube.com/user/Rechn4theStarz?feature=mhee

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    *EVERY DOLLAR COUNTS* And I would like to send a shout out to you on all my social networks thanking you for being a part of my journey.

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    SHOUT OUT & an autographed photo with a personal note thanking you for pledging towards this project.

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    A FREE early release MP3 download of a single off the EP along with a SHOUT OUT on all my social networks, and an autographed photo!

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    Receive a SIGNED copy of my CD prior to its official release, AND an autographed photo. Any postage costs needed will be covered by me. As well as shout out on my social networks.

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    *SPECIAL EDITION LAUREN ELISE T-SHIRT* That's right, we are making one just for you! Plus the CD and photo (autographed) AND a your name being placed on the wall of my website which will be dedicated to my friends that support me on this project, plus a shout out on my social networks.

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    ALL of the above rewards along with up to a 1 hour Skype session with me! We will sing, laugh and talk about our love of country music! How fun!!

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    *CREDITS* Because you are awesome, we want to list you as a backer in the thank you section of my album's liner. I also want to have a Skype session with you to say thank you, play you a song, etc. Plus all of the above!!

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    HUGE THANK YOU! You will receive any and all rewards of your choosing listed above. I will also send you a personal scrapbook that will be filled with handwritten lyrics, stories about the songs, pictures of the recording process, and more!! This will be a one of kind scrapbook!!

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    "HOUSE SHOW* I want to come sing for you and your closest friends. If you live more than 2 hrs outside of Jacksonville, travel and accomodations will need to be covered. *There may be schedule restrictions, but we will work w/ you as best as we can* Plus your name in the credits, Skype session, t-shirt, website mention, early release, autographed CD, and the shout out, and and .. basically everything above!! :)

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    YOUR ARE AWESOME!!! You are invited to attend any recording sessions you so choose, have dinner with me and my musicians, and attend a live show!! You will be the insider, receiving regular updates and information, along every step of the production process. And of course, your name, photo, or company logo, and a heart-felt thank you, printed on an entire page of the CD liner, as well as, all of the above!

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