Rickie Lee Tanner has been hard at work at TML Studios and JD's Joint in Nashville, TN recording his second studio album. The 10 song album is a labor of love for RLT as he either wrote or co-wrote 8 of the songs on the album. Not only is this album very personal to Rickie, but he has also enlisted the talents of some of Nashville’s hardest working musicians to bring the music to life. Titled, ‘This Here’, RLT’s album features the amazing talents of the following musicians:
-Troy Luccketta (from the multi-platinum-selling rock band ‘TESLA’) on the drums
-Multi-Instrumentalist Jake Clayton (pro Nashville musician that has toured with Brad Paisley, Gary Allen, Tanya Tucker, Jamie O’Neil, Sunny Sweeney, Miss Willie Brown, Jimmy Wayne and more. You can also hear Jake’s cello and violin on the latest Top20 hit from Thompson Square, “If I Didn’t Have You”)
- Rob Daniels (album producer & pro Nashville touring guitarist that has toured with Sunny Sweeney & Jimmy Wayne).
-Cali Tucker (niece of Tanya Tucker and Nashville Recording Artist)
Album producer Rob Daniels: “This album is not only personal to Rickie Lee, but it is very personal to everyone involved. We have been hard at work on this project for months, we have sacrificed a lot of time and effort and we have given this project all the attention we possibly could, as if it were our own. In the process, we have fell in love with the songs, and truly believe that this album is something very special.”
About the album: The title track "This Here" showcases Rickie's love of family, God, and country; with its small town America theme. The album also contains the summer time feel good song "Lovin' This Night (With You)", as well as the longtime fan favorite, "1-900-Redneck Love". The debut single from the album "Totch Brown" details the compelling life of a real tough survivalist from the Florida Everglades, Loren ‘Totch’ Brown. Brown’s life story even inspired the great Willie Nelson in the movie ‘Gone Fishin'. The album also features the Country Rodeo Rocker “Second Number 8” and the sure to be female favorite, “Man In Your Dreams”. Mostly uptempo and fun, this album is a fresh and new look on the songwriting and vocal abilities of RLT. Partnered with the talents of the musicians, this album has the potential to be a big contender in the Country Music market. You won’t be disappointed.
The recording process for the album is done, and the songs are now with the Grammy winning mixing engineer, Tim Carter (from Compass’ Records Recording Group, ‘Carter Brothers’). Only a few steps are left, and that is where YOU come in. An album with this type of production is very costly and the burden of funding such an album (recording, mixing, mastering, duplication, shipping, etc) is a huge obstacle for an independent Artist. So, to help raise the money to fund the completion and release of the album, we are offering a wide variety of ‘pre-sale’ options for the fans. You can help RLT get this album to the public, simply by pre-purchasing your copy online through KickStarter. What is KickStarter? To us, KickStarter is a way for RLT to safely and legally offer his fans a way to pre purchase the ‘This Here’ album without any worries or hassles. Kickstarter has polices to ensure that no one is at risk by spending money in advance, and no one is at risk to not get what they purchase. Further, your purchase goes directly towards funding the project. This means, you are guaranteed to get what you purchase, and RLT is guaranteed to have the funds to provide your purchase. If this doesn’t explain our intentions, then click here to find out directly from KickStarter: http://www.kickstarter.com/help/faq/kickstarter%20basics?ref=nav
So, we are asking the fans to please pre purchase the RLT “This Here” album through KickStarter. As a thanks, we are offering a ONCE and ONLY chance to get a ‘limited edition autographed copy’ of the album. Never to be offered again and sure to be a collector’s item, you can be one of the only people to own this release with signatures of the whole production team (RLT, Troy L, Jake, Rob, Cali, Tim, etc)! Check out the packages on the right for more info. Thanks for your time and interest!
Check out some of the behind the scenes action of the making of "Totch Brown". The first single from RLT’s “This Here” album.
The bus is getting geared up for the 2013 tour that will be supporting this album and Rickie looks forward to hitting the road with the band and coming to a city near you!
With your help 2013 will be the biggest year of Rickie's career!
Risks and challenges
The only risk you have in pre purchasing your album through Kickstarter is: if RLT does not sale enough pre-sale copies to reach the amount needed to effectively deliver this pre-sale, then your $$ will be refunded. Click the “learn about” link above to read about Kickstarter and how you can have peace of mind knowing that your purchase is protected.
**NEW** ONE TO HAVE & ONE TO HOLD PRE-SALE PACKAGE: Get an Autographed copy of RLT’s ‘This Here’ CD! Here’s your once and only opportunity to have your CD signed by the Musicians, Producers, and Writers that have created RLT’s ‘This Here’ album! Get the signatures of Rickie Lee Tanner, Troy Luccketta (Drummer from the multi-platinum rock icons, ‘TESLA’), Jake Clayton (Pro Nashville Musician & Frávik Music Recording Artist), Rob Daniels (Pro Nashville Musician & Producer), Tim Carter (descendant of the legendary ‘Maybelle Carter family’ and member of the Compass Records’ Recording Group ‘Carter Brothers’), Cali Tucker (niece of Tanya Tucker and Nashville Recording Artist), and Ray Boone (Songwriter of RLT’s first single, ‘Totch Brown’)! Get ALL signatures! PLUS: a download of the full RLT ‘This Here’ album 1 week before it’s official release, AND get a FREE, full download of Jake Clayton's debut album, ‘Barnyard Stomp’. Don’t miss this rare opportunity!
FAN CRAZY PACKAGE
Name mentioned/Thanked in CD liner notes, handwritten Thank you note, RLT signature guitar pick, RLT drink Koozie, VIP tickets/seating at any one RLT show of your choosing in 2013 for you and a friend Plus LOOK, WEAR, & LISTEN PACKAGE
THIS SONGS FOR YOU PACKAGE
Custom song written for you! You supply the subject matter (life story, marriage proposal, pretty much anything, nothing explicit) and RLT will write a song for you. RLT reserves all publishing and writer's rights and royalties. You will receive an acoustic vocal recording of your song, plus be included in the liner notes inside the CD cover. Plus LOOK, WEAR, & LISTEN PACKAGE
DON'T MISS THE BUS PACKAGE
Wrap the bus! You will have to cover all additional costs incurred in the design, printing and installation of the tour bus wrap. Keep in mind this vehicle is almost 30 feet long and 10 feet tall! (No adult themed or explicit material) Have your company billboard rolling all over the midwest and parked at fairs, festivals, amphitheaters in plain view of thousands of people! Plus ONE TO HAVE & ONE TO HOLD PACKAGE and WEBSITE SPONSOR PACKAGE
SING FOR YOUR SUPPER PACKAGE
I will cook a meal for you (plus 4 friends) with a 1 hour acoustic performance and a signed copy of the new CD. (You pay any travel expenses and hotel (for 2) if travel exceeds 3 hours from the St. Louis metro area. Your supper date TBD per show schedule availability) Plus LOOK, WEAR, & LISTEN PACKAGE
LIFE ON THE ROAD PACKAGE
Travel with the band to a show of your choice in 2013. MUST BE 21 OR OLDER. Experience the life of a musician with all its glamour eating greasy cheeseburgers and staying in below average accommodations while laughing, singing, and having the time of your life. Plus LOOK, WEAR, & LISTEN PACKAGE
TOUR SPONSOR PACKAGE
Get your business seen at 100+ shows and thousands of people in the midwest! Get your company logo on tour flyers, 2 - 2ft x 2ft banners with your company logo or 1 - 4ft by 4ft banner hung at Rickie Lee Tanner's 2013 shows (Venue restrictions may apply), plus your company logo and link to your company website placed on RLT's website in the sponsor section. Plus LOOK, WEAR, & LISTEN PACKAGE
MUSICAL BILLBOARD PACKAGE
Have your company logo and information as a 2.5 X 5 banner included on the back of the CD jacket artwork as an official sponsor on the first 1,000 copies of the album for each fan that purchases the album to be exposed to all that your business has to offer. Plus LOOK, WEAR, & LISTEN PACKAGE