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GROWING STONE is a song about the plight of the family farmer written when we were invited to perform with Willie Nelson at the 2008 farm Aid concert.

"GROWING STONE" is a song about the plight of the family farmer written when we were invited to perform with Willie Nelson at the 2008 farm Aid concert. At the time of the concert we were not aware how strong the movement to help save the family farmer from the corporate Agribusiness was until looking out and seeing over 20,000 people supporting the cause. We met local farmers and attended a seminar/Q&A with Willie, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews. It was an eye opening experience hearing the statistics and hardships of family farmers during this seminar. It was also very inspiring to hear the positive stories and to meet small farmers who were successfully making a living. This is what our song "GROWING STONE" is about; the plight of the family farmer and how he/she will stand up and win and keep their land!

We could just record the song and stick it onto a CD where it will be bunched together with 13 other songs. But we don't feel like this will do the song justice. We want to give this song special attention so that it's heard all over the world and raises awareness to people of all ages and nationalities to start supporting their local farmers and farmers markets. In today's society, sound alone sometimes doesn't get the point across. We want to put images of real life farmers and show their success stories in this music video. We want to give people a personalized experience through this song by inviting farmers to participate in our music video. This song is about them...it's their voice and we want them to be seen...not just heard.

So, we need you to help make this happen and to help spread the word. With your pledge we can make this music video a reality and help spread this cause to all parts of the word through the internet. And..if you feel like brushing up on your acting skills, contribute as a "associate producer" and you can be in the music video and show it to all your friends and family.

The video will not be made if we don't reach our target goal, in which case your pledge will not be charged to your card. If the total pledges amount to more than what our target goal is, we'll use the extra funds to print DVD's for distribution, include more behind the scenes interviews and maybe we'll have enough to launch a full publicity campaign to promote the video.

We appreciate your support and look forward to sharing our music and good food with you in the future!

-Nation Beat

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    Receive a Free video file of the song "Growing Stone".

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    Receive a Free MP3 of the song "Growing Stone" and a free file of the video.

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    You will receive a Free MP3 of the song "Growing Stone" and a free file of the video plus a free ticket into 1 of our shows of your choice.

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    You will receive a Free MP3 of the song "Growing Stone", a free file of the video and a free download of our CD "Legends of The Preacher" plus a pair of tickets into 1 of our shows of your choice and a credit in the video as a SUPPORTER of Growing Stone.

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    You will receive a Free MP3 of the song "Growing Stone", a free file of the video and a free download of our CD "Legends of The Preacher" plus a pair of tickets into 1 of our shows of your choice. You will not only receive credit in the video as a supporter but you will also be invited to participate as an "extra" in the music video. (You will be responsible for getting yourself to the site of the video shoot).

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    OK...it's getting good now....you will receive all of the above rewards for the $250 pledge amount + a signed DVD copy of the Growing Stone music video and a signed copy of our latest CD Legends of The Preacher.

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    Wow...What do YOU want? Seriously...you are a unique patron at this point and will receive all of the above + credit in the music video as an "ASSOCIATE PRODUCER". You will receive a signed copy of both of our CD's and we'll dedicate a song to you at our next show!

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