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Help Sean record the album of his dreams, in Nashville, with Grammy-winning producer Mitch Dane, who has worked with Jars of Clay.
Help Sean record the album of his dreams, in Nashville, with Grammy-winning producer Mitch Dane, who has worked with Jars of Clay.
276 backers pledged $32,426 to help bring this project to life.

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My journey in the music industry started 16 years ago when I began recording songs about life, love and faith. Every album has been a total labor of love, anchored by devoted and talented family and friends — who were never unwilling to record in somebody's basement in the middle of the night!

This time around, though, I believed that the songs and the message were so important — such a part of me — that I needed to take them to the heart of Nashville and capture them differently. It’s almost like every musical project I’ve worked on has been leading up to this very point. I’ve teamed up with Grammy Award-winning producer Mitch Dane, who has worked with such awesome artists as Jars of Clay, Laura Story, Bebo Norman, Caedman's Call, Christopher Williams and Justin McRoberts.

This album is going to be packed full of theme songs:

... The title track of the album is called “Live, Love, Lead,” which is totally an anthem — a call to action for believers everywhere to live healthier, balanced lives so we can love better and lead our families and the world with truth. It has a chance to set the tone for a new generation. 

... A free download of "Kay Mari (Hey-Yo)," the theme song for my Mission Haiti ministry, is here for you to download as a gift, so you can get a taste of the quality and soul of this project. 

www.mwts.org/HEY_YO_FREE_DOWNLOAD.mp3

In this song — which shares of my faithful friends who are serving in our orphanage and loving the poor in 2 small villages in Haiti — you can honestly feel the heart and spirit of the Haitian people featured in the vocals. 

... One of my long-time dreams has been to capture a pure love song for my beautiful wife that would represent everything I would ever hope to give her as a thank-you gift for loving me, our family, and our ministry. I’m so excited to finally accomplish this dream, and I pray that the new song reaches your heart.

Our Kickstarter campaign proceeds go toward every aspect of production for this breakthrough album — from pre-production and recording with the band to mixing, mastering and travel. Any funding beyond our goal will cover the promotional work and tour support that needs to be done to get this work into as many hands and lives as possible.

Thank you for believing and for joining us on this journey. With your help, this album will stand as a true prayer of faith and encouragement — that reminds us who we are.

For more info on Sean Forrest , check out mwts.org.

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  • We don't stop! Thanks to all of you, we got there in 4 days ... totally amazing! So the production elements of the project are covered ... but now we need to get this album out there into every hand and every heart that's put in our path. Funds go toward promotion, distribution, events, and putting on a full court press to get this work and its powerful message to the world that needs to hear it. Stay on the journey with us, keep sharing it ... and keep checking back for new incentives and consistently cool updates!

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    Every Bit Counts: No donation is too small, people! A five-spot gets you an exclusive "Live, Love, Lead" wristband ... and our undying gratitude.

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    Got Music?: Can't wait, can't wait, cannot wait! Get a digital download of the whole album - 2 weeks in advance of its release. And a "Live, Love, Lead" wristband to boot.

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    Music Your Way: If holding that CD in your hand is your style, this one's for you. Get the new CD, signed by Sean ... and see your very own name in the album art thank you section. You'll also get the pre-release digital download and a snazzy wristband.

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    To a T: We'll give you the shirt off Sean's back. Ok, that's just plain weird ... so we'll send you a brand new T-shirt signed by him instead. Throw in the album art thank you, digital download, and wristband, and this deal can't miss.

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    The Art of the Poster: Walls need color and style? This calls for an awesome concert poster, signed by Sean and the band. Comes with the pre-release digital download, name in the album art thank you, and wristband. Sticky-tac not included.

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    Showtime x 2!: You know there's never a dull moment when Sean is on stage. Bring a friend or favorite someone with you to see him and the band perform the new album live. Includes 2 tickets to the CD release concert, plus the digital download, thank you on the CD, and twin wristbands.

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    Backstage Pass: Check out the CD release concert with 2 premium tix in the reserved-seating section. But first start it all off by joining Sean and the band for an hour-long, pre-show party, complete with food and photo ops. Digital download, thank you on the CD, and 2 wristbands are icing on the cake.

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    Unforgettable Video Greeting: When the simple card just won't suffice ... wish someone a great birthday, graduation, anniversary, or other "big day" with a personalized video email message from Sean! The album download, signed CD, thank you, and wristband are an added gift ... or yours to keep!

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    A Star Is Born?: Your chance in the spotlight ... After kicking back with Sean and the band for a pre-show party, we'll pull you from your specially reserved seat to record a video with Sean on stage during the concert ... GREAT gift idea! Can you have the digital download, thank you on the CD, and wristband, too? Why, of course!

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    Goin’ Retro: So, when you say “record,” you mean “record?” Have we got a classic for you! Get the new album on vinyl … yes, VINYL. And you still get the pre-release digital download, signed CD & poster, thank you in the album art, and wristband. Old school? Cool.

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    Practically LIVE: The CD release concert is going to be incredible! Whether you join us or are singing along from a distance, relive the experience with an amazing DVD. Special features will include all campaign update videos and some cool behind-the-scenes of this project. And before you ask ... a big Yes on the signed CD, T, download, thank you and wristband.

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    BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!!! Ok we decided to launch some more stars on stage at the CD release concert. A Star Is Born?: Your chance in the spotlight ... After kicking back with Sean and the band for a pre-show party, we'll pull you from your specially reserved seat to record a video with Sean on stage during the concert ... GREAT gift idea! Can you have the digital download, thank you on the CD, and wristband, too? Why, of course!

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    Soulfest Idol: If you’ve ever thought of singing on Soulfest Main Stage in front of 15,000+ people, your time has arrived! Sean will be opening for Casting Crowns on August 4th at Soulfest 2012, and he wants 50 of you to sing some backup vocals with him and other special guests. You’ll also get a T-shirt to wear that night, the album download, CD, thank you and wristband to help you re-live this summertime dream for years to come.

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    Youth Minister's Dream: Be the coolest youth minister on the block! The teens are clamoring for a concert ... and you know Sean's shows are unforgettable. Get 10 tickets to the CD release concert - and a mid-show shout-out dedication from Sean to your group! With the tix come 5 signed CDs, 5 signed T-shirts, the digital download, and 25 (count 'em, 25) wristbands.

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    You Got Soul ... Soulfest Package: Undisputed winner on your summer highlights reel. Join Sean at NH's Gunstock Mountain Aug. 1-4 for New England's premier music & worship festival. Get 4 multi-day passes, plus a Sean personal appearance with your Soulfest group! (Yes, he will be taking requests.) The album digital download, 5 signed CDs, 5 signed T-shirts, a thank you on the CD and 10 wristbands complete the package.

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    Your Song: Sean will write an original song for you personally — or it can be the most unique gift you’ll ever give someone. He’ll post it up on YouTube for all to see, and perform it at a future concert. What if it goes viral?! Digital download and some signed stuff for the new album … goes without saying.

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    One Fish, Two Fish: Four of you can kick back with Sean on a day-long fishing expedition. Out on a boat with Sean some beautiful summer day = lots of laughs, plenty of food, some music, and maybe even a fresh catch to take home with your new album and its related gift items.

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    House Party! A Sean Forrest concert ... right in the comfort of your own home? Priceless! Gather up to 50 of your closest friends in your house (up to 2 hours from Hartford), and get ready for an incredible event. Of course you'll also get the album download early ... and Sean wouldn't dream of showing up without a few CDs, T's and wristbands for some of your crew.

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    Inside Mission Haiti: Sean will personally escort 2 people - airfare and all expenses paid - to share the village life and music of Haiti highlighted on the album. A rooftop concert and experiences not shared by other missionaries ... this trip will be life-changing. Ask your parish & friends to help sponsor you!

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