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Close to finishing up an anticipated inspirational album. Watch the video & pre-order your CD today! Read more

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Close to finishing up an anticipated inspirational album. Watch the video & pre-order your CD today!

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Abby Smith

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I'm close to finishing up my first studio album and I need your help!  Check out my video and pledge.  You will get the new single "Believer" within 24 hours when you support any of the pledge levels.

I began singing at age 9 and have had over 11 years of professional Speech Level training. I performed with a touring performing group in college and also in an off broadway theater in NY. I gave up my music and love of the stage to marry my best friend and we now have two beautiful children.

The story of how this album came to be is a labor of love.  I found myself waking up in the middle of the night scribbling frantically on whatever I could find on the nightstand.  These beautiful lyrics and melodies would just come to me, not always at the most convenient of times.  At first I didn't think anything of it... I don't have time to write and record an album!  It's certainly mysterious how the Lord works, He knew what He was doing and has been guiding this project since day one.  

I wasn't serious about my music until I met singer/songwriter Nick Whitesides from Double or Nothing.  He believed in my melodies and scribbles and we collaborated on each song, thoughtfully placing lyrics and ideas where they belonged.  Greg Mann, my producer at Camba Studios, has directed this entire project and without him the songs would be piano and vocals.  Greg, along with Nate Smeding from Ryan Shupe and the Rubberband, Matt Wheelwright, Sam Runolfson, and Chuck Thompson composed all the arragnements for the gorgeous violins, cello, drums and everything else you hear behind the piano and guitar.

These songs share a powerful, uplifting message, one that the Lord wouldn't let me keep to myself. The lyrics remind us to let our light shine, they inspire us to have hope and faith and most importantly, that there's a plan and a purpose for each of us in this life.

Songs on the album: believer, where can i turn for peace, abide with me tis eventide, without seeing, he lives, come thou fount, over and over, angels all around, i feel my saviors love, daughter of a king, he counts every tear, nearer my god to thee

Bonus songs include (with $25 + pledge) - i stand all amazed . in humility, our savior

The album is nearly complete we just need a bit more cash to finish up production.  With the funding from our campaign we will be mixing and mastering all 12 songs, printing the CD's, paying the talented artists behind the music for their work on the album and also for a marketing campaign we plan to install with popular Christian bloggers to help spread the word.

Mastering engineer Chris Graham has agreed to provide his music mastering services for this project!!  THANK YOU SO MUCH CHRIS!!!  Go check out his stuff, he's fabulous.

I'm a fashion/beauty blogger at twistmepretty.com and my site generates over 300,000+ pages views each month. I know my readers are anxious for the album release and I'm sure my music will pull at your heart strings like it does mine. I can't wait to share my testimony with you and I hope the songs inspire.  Now go listen to the video and pledge!  xoxo

Risks and challenges

With every project comes unique risks and challenges. The beautiful thing about this project is that we’ve already encountered and dealt with most of them! The album has been in the works for over a year now and in the beginning the main challenge Nick and I faced was finding time to get together and actually write! Finding inspiration, agreeing on lyrics and melodies and which instruments to use were other challenges. Among other challenges, we encountered studio renovation delays, scheduling conflicts, agreeing on arrangements, hiring the right musicians and coming up with the money to keep the project rolling. The only other obstacles left are getting the album mixed, mastered and printed. Scheduling delays and printing delays are the only other foreseeable setbacks.

I am the owner of twistmepretty.com and author to the #1 hairstyle book on Amazon. Despite my husband being in grad school, having two children, owning my own business and being a stay at home mother I've always been able to make the best of things and succeed. I'm not worried about this project failing and I hope that through researching my site, you'll be able to get to know a little bit more about me and why you should feel confident in pledging!

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    Pledge $10 or more

    46 backers

    {DIGITAL DOWNLOAD} Digital download of entire album + immediate download of single, Believer.
    (single will be delivered within 24 hours)

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    Pledge $15 or more

    34 backers

    {DIGITAL DOWNLOAD + SIGNED ALBUM} Digital download package + signed copy of album when finished
    (single will be delivered within 24 hours)

    Estimated delivery:
    Only ships to: United States
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    Pledge $25 or more

    22 backers

    {MEGA DIGITAL DOWNLOAD PACKAGE + SIGNED ALBUM} Digital download of entire album + 2 bonus songs + a custom-sewn digital PDF of all the lyrics and photos + immediate download of single, Believer + physical album signed by yours truly
    (single will be delivered within 24 hours)

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    Only ships to: United States
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    Pledge $35 or more

    20 backers

    {2 SIGNED ALBUMS + MEGA DIGITAL DOWNLOAD PACKAGE} 2 signed albums, 1 for you and 1 to share (shipping within US included) + Mega Digital Download package which includes: Digital download of entire album + 2 bonus songs + a custom-sewn digital PDF of all the lyrics and photos + immediate download of single, Believer
    (single will be delivered within 24 hours)

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    Only ships to: United States
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    7 backers

    Any reward you choose plus my lifelong gratitude!

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    0 backers

    Um... mom this one is for you... ha! For those who pledge $500... I love you and you will have my eternal gratitude. Any of the rewards are yours.

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