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The long-awaited full-length album from Nashville Americana Singer-Songwriter Josh Gray
The long-awaited full-length album from Nashville Americana Singer-Songwriter Josh Gray
90 backers pledged $8,753 to help bring this project to life.

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Since the release of my debut EP in 2015 I've wanted to create a full length album. The goal was to feature a full band sound while remaining true to my folk/singer-songwriter roots. To reach this goal I've assembled a group of Nashville's most talented musicians. For the past five months the band and I have been arranging and practicing these ten new songs. 

Josh Gray and The Dark Features
Josh Gray and The Dark Features

The plan is to record in East Nashville's Bomb Shelter Studios. They're known for their work with The Alabama Shakes, Hurray For The Riff Raff, Margo Price, and many other great artists!

The Bomb Shelter
The Bomb Shelter

I truly feel that these are the best songs I've written to-date and I can't wait for you to hear them. They feature the poetic storytelling you've come to expect from a Josh Gray release along with new sounds I know you'll love.

T-Shirt and Poster Art
T-Shirt and Poster Art

Why do you need so much money?

We want to make the best album possible because we really believe in these songs. The Bomb Shelter Studios records to tape, which results in a warmer sound that really fits this music. We are going to need to hire a pedal steel player, additional string players, and backup vocalists to bring these songs to life. I've already put up $5,000 of my own money towards this project because this album deserves to see the light of day.

When you start adding up costs you start to realize just how much it takes to create a professional album. There are things that many people don't think about like the videographer for the video at the top of the screen. The photographer for the album photos. The art commissioned for the shirt and poster, the printing of the shirt and poster. Album design, CD duplication, mastering. It starts to make your head spin! But trust us we will only spend money to benefit the album and bring you the best experience possible.

Josh Gray
Josh Gray

Why should you support this album?

"More than your typical singer/songwriter. He is a storyteller, is true to himself, and is a talented artist who cares so much about his art”  

— Savvage Media

Now more than ever we need songwriting that speaks it's mind and comes from the heart. My debut EP featured a song called "Stand Together" speaking out against police brutality. This new album will also feature songs about social justice in addition to love, loss, and suspenseful storytelling.

My main focus when I write a song is the lyrics and I put my heart into every line.  Everything the band and I play is also done to serve the song. So if you appreciate good songwriting supported by great musicians I really believe you will love this album.

There's one final aspect that I really want to emphasize. What's unique about funding an album this way is you are voting with your dollars. When you pre-order the album you are saying yes I want this to exist. Instead of merely buying something that was going to exist anyway you are a part of the reason for its existence. And I think that's really cool. To think that so many people could come together to help make something. Especially in a time when it's easy to feel like we're in this alone.

Objects in the Mirror
Objects in the Mirror

Risks and challenges

This is an all-or-nothing campaign. If we don't reach our goal we don't get any of the money and can't record the album or print the rewards. Thank you for reading this, we hope you will join us in making this album a reality!

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    "Songs of the Highway" Digital Album

    Receive a digital copy of the album to download once it's released.

    Ten poetic songs of love, loss, justice and suspense. These are the Songs of the Highway.

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    "Songs of the Highway" Physical Album

    Includes CD, case and lyric booklet.

    Ten poetic songs of love, loss, justice and suspense. These are the Songs of the Highway.

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    Digital Discography

    Get Josh Gray's complete digital discography. You'll receive digital downloads of both the brand new album and the EP that started it all!

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    Signed "Songs of the Highway" Album

    Includes Signed album with CD, case and lyric booklet.

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    Passenger Bundle

    Hop in and join us as we take to the open road. With this bundle you'll receive a digital download of the album upon release. You'll also be mailed a "Songs of The Highway" T-shirt and "Songs of the Highway" Sticker.

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    Road Warrior Bundle

    Join us Road Warrior as we ride on that endless highway. Select this bundle and you'll receive a digital download of the album upon release. You'll also be mailed a "Songs of the Highway" T-shirt, Poster and Sticker.

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    King of The Road Bundle

    You're the King of The Road, drive in style. This reward contains every item from the new release!

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    King of The Road *Signature Series*

    This is the Limited version of the King of The Road bundle. This reward contains every item from the new release and in addition the Album and Poster are signed!

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    • Signed "Songs of the Highway" Poster
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    The Completionist

    The journey is not complete until you own all of Josh Gray's releases. With this bundle you can do just that!

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    • "Songs of the Highway" Physical Album
    • Josh Gray Physical Debut EP
    • "Songs of the Highway" T-shirt
    • Josh Gray EP T-shirt
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    Signed Handwritten Lyric Sheet

    *Only 50 of these will be made. After they run out they will not be sold again!

    Here’s your opportunity to own a true one-of-a-kind piece of art: a handwritten lyric sheet from one of the ten songs contained on "Songs of the Highway" or any of the five original songs from the self-titled debut EP. Written and signed by Josh Gray, each lyric sheet is the ultimate keepsake so that you can hang it up and begin cherishing it just as soon as you memorize the lyrics.

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    Sacred Scrolls Bundle

    *Only 50 of these will be made. After they run out they will not be sold again!

    Here’s your opportunity to own a true one-of-a-kind piece of art: a handwritten lyric sheet from one of the ten songs contained on "Songs of the Highway" or any of the five original songs from the self-titled debut EP. Written and signed by Josh Gray, each lyric sheet is the ultimate keepsake so that you can hang it up and begin cherishing it just as soon as you memorize the lyrics.

    This also includes all of the items from the King of The Road *Signature Series* bundle.

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    • Signed "Songs of the Highway" album
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    Acoustic Rarity Bundle

    *There are only ten of these downloads, after that they will not be sold again.

    Included in this bundle is a download of a solo acoustic demo of the entire "Songs of the Highway" album. Why is this special? Well for one this recording will never be on Spotify, Amazon, Itunes etc. You'll be one of the few to hear what the complete album sounds like stripped down. You'll be able to compare these tracks to the final album recordings and see how they evolved.

    This also includes everything from the King of The Road Signature Series bundle.

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    Private Josh Gray Acoustic Concert

    Have you ever wanted Josh Gray to play a private concert in your home? Well now's your chance. Josh will perform for you and your family and friends. This option is only available for those in the continental US; contact us to discuss before you commit.

    This also contains all of the items from the new release.

    Please note: We will work with you to find a mutually agreeable date in 2019.

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    Private Full Band Concert

    Our biggest reward! Become a legend when you bring Josh Gray and The Dark Features to play a full Live set for your friends and family . This option is only available for those in the continental US; contact us to discuss before you commit.

    This also contains all of the items from the new release.

    Please note: We will work with you to find a mutually agreeable date in 2019.

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