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God has given us all the gift of music. I want to share these new songs from my heart with your ears. Feel good music for the soul.
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well friends it's been since 2011 when my first solo record came out.  to say it was a blast to create would be an understatement.  creating music period is amazing as a producer.  but there is no feeling like creating your own songs.  i am grateful to all who bought and supported the first recording.  i did the the record from top to bottom mostly on my own.  however i did include some wonderful friends along the way to sing with me.  my bud, mac powell from the band third day joined me. my sweet wife kacie, emily hearn, bethany olds, chrystina fincher, lacey brown.  and a host of "backyard" singers.  they were my sweet daughters serai, aslyn and among other sweet friends, steve fee, dusty takle, jenny doss and others.  the project wouldn't have been success without each of them.  there's strength in numbers.  for this project "sounds of sunnyland" i'd like to collaborate with a producer, other song writers, and include more duets from friends.  thats the reason for the kickstarter.

we've been kicking around the idea about a kickstarter.  should we do it, should we not.  most of you know that i make a living recording and producing other at it music and that affords my family to live and pays our bills thru the grace of our Heavenly Father.  however recording my own music doesn't pay me. and i'm not looking to make really any money from this.  i'd just like to be able to pay those i'd like to involve in the process of recording these songs.  

first of all i count it a huge blessing from God to be able to wake up everyday and record with some of the earths finest people.  music is such a gift to us all from he Father.  i want to be a good steward of it in every way.  i feel like He's given me some new songs that i'd love to share with you all.  

second of all in addition to this solo recording my parents and i started a recording late last year that some of you may have heard about thru the grapevine.  we went into the studio to record songs together that i grew up playing with them in our family band.  that was the beginning of it all for me and my journey in music.  so we have 3 songs finished but want to finish it out as well.  so in addition to releasing "sounds of sunnyland" my family record will also be finished in this time frame and released.  if you donate at any level to this kickstarter i'll throw in a digital download of the family band bluegrass / folk project as well just as a thank you.  

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so again thank you for considering donating to this project. kickstarter works like this. if my goal is met your card will be charged, if the goal is not met then no money gets released to me. so lets try to get this thing funded. i can do this with your help. it would make my dreams of releasing new music to you come true and mean the world. i'll be posting updates when it gets funded along the way. posting video updates. as soon as the project is funded we will begin recording. the record will be a southern, folk feel good, uplifting project top to bottom. and many guest artist to be involved that you'll be sure to love. thanks again for checking in on this project and for considering helping me to do this. the project will be completed around the first of november and released later that month.

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    receive digital download of the recording before release day. as a bonus get the Jason Hoard and Family EP Digital Download as well.

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    receive digital download of the recording before release day and get a signed cd from me to you.
    as a bonus get the Jason Hoard and Family EP Digital Download as well.

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    receive digital download of the recording before release day and get a signed cd from me to you, annnd get a limited edition Sounds Of Sunnyland T-shirt
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    receive digital download of the recording before release day and get a signed cd from me to you, annnd get a limited edition Sounds Of Sunnyland T-shirt. but wait theres more

    with this you will also receive a signed vinyl of the record.
    as a bonus get the Jason Hoard and Family EP Digital Download.

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    receive digital download of the recording before release day and get a signed cd from me to you, annnd get a limited edition Sounds Of Sunnyland T-shirt. but wait theres more

    with this you will also receive a signed vinyl of the record as well. now we are adding a FaceTime or Skype call from the studio while we're tracking from me to you.
    as a bonus get the Jason Hoard and Family EP Digital Download as well.

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    receive digital download of the recording before release day and get a signed cd from me to you, annnd get a limited edition Sounds Of Sunnyland T-shirt. with this option forget the FaceTime call. you can come and hang at Black Cat Studios with us for the day starting at 11am, have lunch and hang till the session wraps up. probably around 6pm because i have the most wonderful i must get home to.
    (your travel and stay not included)
    (email bcsrecording@gmail.com to schedule your day)
    as a bonus get the Jason Hoard and Family EP Digital Download as well.

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    receive digital download of the recording before release day and get a signed cd from me to you, annnd get a limited edition Sounds Of Sunnyland T-shirt. and with this donation receive a house show. that right we'll come to you, you family and friends, (within the great state of Georgia of course) we will play songs from sunnyland, songs from my original solo project "the road ahead" and take some request if we know em ;)
    probably break out into some good ole gospel songs. as a bonus get the Jason Hoard and Family EP Digital Download as well.

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    receive digital download of the recording before release day and get a signed cd from me to you, annnd get a limited edition Sounds Of Sunnyland T-shirt. and with this donation receive a house show. that right we'll come to you, you family and friends, (within the great state of Georgia of course) we will play songs from sunnyland, songs from my original solo project "the road ahead" and take some request if we know em ;)
    probably break out into some good ole gospel songs. as a bonus get the Jason Hoard and Family EP Digital Download as well. buttttt with this fine donation you will get one of my personal guitars. a red G&L ASAT custom telecaster. its spent most of its time with me on the road with Third Day. it's transparent red stain. black pick gaurd. it sounds amazing. DM me for pics of the guitar. the guitar will be shipped right away if the project is funded. the rest of the reward will ship in november.

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    receive digital download of the recording before release day and get a signed cd from me to you, annnd get a limited edition Sounds Of Sunnyland T-shirt. and with this donation receive a house show. that right we'll come to you, you family and friends, (within the great state of Georgia of course) we will play songs from sunnyland, songs from my original solo project "the road ahead" and take some request if we know em ;)
    probably break out into some good ole gospel songs. as a bonus get the Jason Hoard and Family EP Digital Download as well. and with this tasty reward i'm adding a Guild D50 acoustic that was my acoustic on the road with many artist including Third Day, David Crowder and others. its a beaut. it sounds huge and plays outstanding. i'd hate to part with it but this record is close to me and i want to see it happen. DM for pics. again this guitar will ship if project is completely funded. the other parts of this reward will ship in nov as described.

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    with this reward you will receive both digital downloads including Sounds of Sunnyland, Jason Hoard and Family EP, sounds of sunnyland t-shirt, and you will receive STUDIO TIME at Black Cat Studios!!! we will record, mix and master one song for you. we will have session players there to record the song of your choice. you will leave with your own cd.

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    with this reward you will receive both digital downloads including Sounds of Sunnyland, Jason Hoard and Family EP, sounds of sunnyland t-shirt, and you will receive STUDIO TIME at Black Cat Studios!!! we will record, mix and master 5 songs for you. that's right you will have your own EP minus duplication and art work. we will have session players there to record the song of your choice. so come on and experience Black Cat Studio with my team and i and lets make some of your music dreams come to life.

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