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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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