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This project was successfully funded on August 27, 2012.

Lets make an album together! The new album will be the 2nd release from Ashley Alexander and will feature brand new country/pop songs!

About this project

*NOTE: All pledge packages and copies of the new album will be delivered before the album is released to the public! You will be the first to have it! :)

After you pledge a fund to the project, keep checking the "Updates" section for posts on the process, recording, pictures, videos and more!!!

Let's Make an Album Together!!!

Hello Family, Friends and Fans!

Welcome to my kickstarter page! You are probably here because you heard that I am trying to fund my second album. Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and read about my project!

Who I am

For those of you who don't know me, I'm Ashley Alexander, and I was born and raised in Manchester, NH. I have been singing and performing since I was a little girl. I fell in love with music at a very young age listening to artists like Reba McEntire and watching movies like the Wizard of Oz. My Mom always said I used to act out all of the scenes and sing every song. But come on, who doesn't love the Wizard of Oz? When I got a little older I saw Reba McEntire perform at the Wisconsin State Fair and it was all over. I knew I wanted to perform on stage just like her. All of a sudden I was collecting Reba CD's and listening to country music all the time. Soon I started taking singing lessons every week and performing in talent shows and plays, basically singing anywhere I could just so I could be on stage and entertain. In high school my sister and I sang together as a pop vocal duo and performed all over the country opening up for other artists and playing radio shows. We even earned a Los Angeles Music Award at the ages of 16 and 17. Having those opportunities made me realize that I wanted to pursue a music career. It is my passion. It is who I am.

My Journey

After high school I left New Hampshire and headed down to Boston to go to Berklee College of Music. In college I met amazing mentors and friends, all who helped me to become a better singer, songwriter, and most importantly a better person. After studying all styles of music I came back full circle to country music. During my last year I got a great opportunity to go to Nasvhille and record what became my first Album, Heaven on Earth.

When I released the album and started promoting it, I got to open up for Willie Nelson, Luke Bryan and Chuck Wicks. I even had the chance to perform the National Anthem at a NASCAR Nationwide Series race in my home state of New Hampshire! Just scratching the surface of catching that dream of the BIG STAGE. Now I’m here, in Los Angeles still trying, still pursuing. And I’m motivated to make a second album hoping it will take me one step closer to that big stage.

Making a second album

Since I moved to Los Angeles I've been lucky to play music with an AMAZING band, and they will be recording with me on this next release which is really exciting! This next album is a personal album. The hardships and triumphs that I've experienced...that we all experience as people pursuing dreams. That’s what this album will be about. I always write about personal experiences, things that resonate close to the heart. That’s what this journey is and I want you to share it with me. I want you to be a part of this dream. This album will be as much yours as it is mine and my band members. Music is a collaboration. So let's collaborate and make an amazing album!

Where the money will go

The money we raise will go to recording in the studio, mixing, mastering, art design, and packaging. In return, when you pledge you will be pre-ordering the album and receive it BEFORE it has been released to the public. You will also have the chance to receive special EXCLUSIVES on different pledge packages that I have made special for you! Some of these exclusives include your name in the credits, house concerts, handwritten lyric books, and a chance to NAME the album! In addition, I will be updating you with PLEDGER-ONLY behind the scene access through the whole process! You will be my record label!

If we don't reach $10,000 dollars by the end of these 60 days we don't get to keep any of the money. That means no credit cards will be charged, no rewards get sent out, and no album. Even if we reach $9999.99. So please spread the word around about this project to everyone you know! Every little bit counts!

Thank you!

This is going to be an exciting journey and I am looking forward to sharing it with you. Let’s see where this road takes us! LET'S MAKE AN ALBUM TOGETHER! :)

Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart for taking the time to read all of this. I wouldn't even be here if it wasn't for you believing in me and my music. This album will be for YOU! And I promise I'll make you proud!

***BIG THANKS to my dear friend Dave Fein for filming and editing my kickstarter video for me! I am so grateful to you & lucky to have such wonderful friends like you in my life that are supportive and want to help me reach my dream! :)

With SO MUCH LOVE and THANKS,

Ashley

FAQ

  • If you want two or more packages you can select one of the ones you want and add on the amount for the addtional package(s) at the top of your pledge. Then just send me a message letting me know which additional packages you want to add on and I will mark it down!

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    11 backers

    DIGITAL DOWNLOAD OF THE NEW ALBUM!-
    Get your Digital Download of the album & personal thank you note!

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    6 backers

    HARD COPY OF THE NEW CD!-
    Get your CD delivered to your mailbox with a thank you note & receive it before it has been released to the public! (Plus digital download of the album!)

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    22 backers Limited (278 left of 300)

    SIGNED COPY OF THE NEW CD!-
    Hard copy of the New CD signed personally to you with a thank you note! (Plus digital download of the album!)

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    2 backers Limited (48 left of 50)

    HANDWRITTEN AUTOGRAPHED LYRIC SHEET!- Receive a hand written, signed lyric sheet from a song on the album & personal thank you note! (Plus digital download of the album!)

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    2 backers Limited (98 left of 100)

    FACEBOOK, TWITTER, TUMBLR SHOUT OUT!-
    If I can help promote something you care about for 1 day on Facebook, Twitter, & Tumblr with links and shout-outs, let’s make it happen! Please be Respectful and PG! (Plus digital download of the album!)

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    4 backers Limited (46 left of 50)

    AUTOGRAPHED POSTER!-
    Signed 11X17 Ashley Album Poster & personal thank you note! (Plus digital download of the album!)

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    10 backers Limited (5 left of 15)

    ASHLEY'S HOMEMADE SWEET POTATO BREAD!-
    Requested at every holiday and gone before you can say, “come and get it!” Sent fresh to you! (Plus digital download of the album!)

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    4 backers All gone!

    COVER SONG FOR YOU!- I will cover a song of your choice, record a video, post it on my youtube page, & dedicate to you with a personal shout out!
    (Plus digital download of the album!)

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    5 backers Limited (45 left of 50)

    SIGNED TOTE BAG & CD!-
    Ashley will sign a new tote bag & include a signed copy of the album with a personal note!
    (Plus digital download of the album!)

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    6 backers Limited (54 left of 60)

    AUTOGRAPHED OFFICIAL T-SHIRT & SIGNED CD!-
    Ashley will sign her official T-shirt & new CD for you! (Plus digital download of the album!)

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    4 backers Limited (46 left of 50)

    ASHLEY MUSIC PACK!-
    Receive a signed a physical copy of the new album, Ashley’s 1st album Heaven On Earth, a never before released Demo Single & personal thank you note! (Plus digital download of the album!)

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    2 backers Limited (18 left of 20)

    SIGNED GUITAR STRAP BY ASHLEY & THE BAND!-
    Ashley & each member of the band will sign a guitar strap just for you, including a signed CD & personal thank you note! (Plus digital download of the album!)

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    1 backer Limited (2 left of 3)

    SKYPE LIVE INTO A RECORDING SESSION!- We will coordinate with you when we'll be recording and call you straight from the studio, OR if you have skype we can video chat you in to one of our sessions.

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    0 backers Limited (5 left of 5)

    COME TO A REHEARSAL IN LA!- You & a friend can come to our 2 hr rehearsal! Must live in LA or SoCa area. (Plus digital download of the album!)

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    0 backers

    WRITE MY SET!-
    Write my set-list for 1 LA gig of your choice. I’ll let you know my schedule, you pick the date & the songs from my repertoire! I will also include 2 tickets to the show! (Plus digital download of the album!)

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    9 backers

    THANK YOU CREDIT ON NEW ALBUM WITH SIGNED CD- Have your name in the thank you credits on the album & see if for yourself on your signed copy! (Plus digital download of the album!)

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    6 backers All gone!

    2 VIP TIX TO THE ALBUM RELEASE SHOW IN LA OR BOSTON!- Get 2 VIP Passes to the Album Release Show in LA or Boston (time and location TBA), meet & greet backstage, a signed CD, personal thank you note, & a shout out at the gig! (Plus digital download of the album!)

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    4 backers Limited (16 left of 20)

    HANDWRITTEN & SIGNED LYRIC BOOK!- Have your own personal journal of lyrics & notes from every song on the album handwritten by me just for you! Includes signed CD. (Plus digital download of the album!)

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    1 backer Limited (3 left of 4)

    (2) 1 HOUR GUITAR OR VOICE LESSONS!- Improve your skills, learn tips, technique, & tricks from Ashley or her guitarist Miles. Most lessons will be on weekends & evening. Skype lessons available. (Plus digital download of the album!)

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    0 backers Limited (30 left of 30)

    LOS ANGELES PLEDGERS ONLY LISTENING PARTY!- Celebrate the new album with us at a Private Pledger Party (Date TBA) where we’ll listen to the new record together. There will be food, refreshments and fun for all! We will play an intimate acoustic set for you, and send you home with a signed copy of the album! (Plus digital download of the album!)

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    0 backers Limited (1 left of 1)

    EXCLUSIVELY DESIGNED NECKLACE BY ASHLEY!- Get an exclusively designed necklace for Kickstarter by Ashley, handmade by Frasapeas jewelry maker Sarah Kovacs, with a personal thank you note. Includes earrings. (Plus digital download of the album!) SEE PHOTO & DETAILS HERE: http://ashleyalexandermusic.com/ashleynecklace

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    1 backer All gone!

    "AUTUMN LEAVES" NECKLACE/EARRING SET!- Get an original handmade set from the Frasapeas Collection by Sarah Kovacs, with a personal thank you note! (Plus digital download of the album!) SEE PHOTO & DETAILS HERE: http://www.ashleyalexandermusic.com/necklace1

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    0 backers Limited (1 left of 1)

    "TWISTED HEART" NECKLACE/EARRING SET!- Get an original handmade set from the Frasapeas Collection by Sarah Kovacs, with a personal thank you note! (Plus digital download of the album!) SEE PHOTO & DETAILS HERE: http://ashleyalexandermusic.com/necklace2

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    1 backer All gone!

    "EARTH & SEA" NECKLACE/EARRING SET!- Get an original handmade set from the Frasapeas Collection by Sarah Kovacs, with a personal thank you note! (Plus digital download of the album!) SEE PHOTO & DETAILS HERE: http://www.ashleyalexandermusic.com/necklace3

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    0 backers Limited (1 left of 1)

    "YELLOW SMOKEY QUARTZ" NECKLACE/EARRING SET!- Get an original handmade set from the Frasapeas Collection by Sarah Kovacs, with a personal thank you note! (Plus digital download of the album!) SEE PHOTO & DETAILS HERE: http://www.ashleyalexandermusic.com/necklace5

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    0 backers Limited (4 left of 4)

    SIT IN AT A RECORDING SESSION! (LA area)
    Come into the studio & watch a session for the day. See 1st hand how a record is made! Time TBD, must be in the LA area. (Plus digital download of the album!)

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    3 backers Limited (1 left of 4)

    IPOD NANO WITH CATALOGUE & EXTRAS!-
    iPod containing my catalogue, rare demos and a personal message to you! (Plus digital download of the album!)

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    0 backers Limited (6 left of 6)

    MEMORY PACK!- Signed copy of the new album, signed copy of Ashley's first CD Heaven on Earth, Photo album of the whole recording process, Signed Lyric Book, Signed Poster, & Signed Guitar Strap. (Plus digital download of the album!)

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    0 backers Limited (2 left of 2)

    BE ON THE ALBUM!- Play on a song for the brand new album! No musical experience required! Handclaps, Percussion, Backing vocals, Guitar, etc. Must live in the LA area. (Plus digital download of the album!)

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    3 backers Limited (7 left of 10)

    ACOUSTIC HOUSE CONCERT IN LA!- Invite your friends & I will play for you! I'll also hand deliver a signed CD for you with signed Tote-Bag & T-Shirt!. (Plus digital download of the album!)

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    0 backers Limited (6 left of 6)

    ASHLEY WILL RECORD YOUR ORIGINAL SONG!- I’ll record an acoustic version of your original song & send you the copy! (Plus digital download of the album!)

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    0 backers Limited (4 left of 4)

    THE GROUPIE PACK!- includes: Signed CD, Signed Handwritten Lyric Book, Signed Guitar Strap, Photo Album of the recording sessions with a personal message from Ashley, thank you in the album credits, signed copy of Ashley's first CD, signed Tote-Bag, Poster & T-Shirt, and a facebook, twitter & tumblr shout out! ! (Plus digital download of the album!)

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    0 backers Limited (1 left of 1)

    ACOUSTIC HOUSE CONCERT ANYWHERE IN THE US!- Invite your friends & I will play for you! I'll also hand deliver your signed CD with signed Tote-Bag & T-Shirt!. May have to crash at your place though!☺ (Plus digital download of the album!)

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    PERFORM AT YOUR WEDDING!- I will perform acoustically at the ceremony or reception on your special day! (Plus digital download of the album!)

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    1 backer Limited (2 left of 3)

    BILLBOARD PACKAGE!- Co-Producer Credit on New Album; includes: Signed CD, Signed Handwritten Lyric Book, Signed Guitar Strap, Photo Album of the recording sessions with a personal message from Ashley, Signed Tote-Bag & T-Shirt! (Plus digital download of the album!)

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    0 backers Limited (1 left of 1)

    GOLD PACKAGE!- YOU pick the album cover!!! Choose from 2 Designs shown exclusively to you! Includes: Signed CD, Thank You Credit on the Album, Signed Handwritten Lyric Book, Photo Album of the recording sessions with a personal message from Ashley, Signed Tote-Bag & T-Shirt! 2 VIP Passes to any show of your choice! (Plus digital download of the album!)

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    0 backers Limited (1 left of 1)

    PLATINUM PACKAGE!- YOU get to name the Album! This is your chance to get creative & leave your mark on the CD! (Please be thoughtful, kind, respectful, & PG. Must be Ashley Approved!) Includes: Signed CD, Thank You Credit on the Album, Signed Handwritten Lyric Book, Photo Album of the recording sessions with a personal message from Ashley, Signed Tote-Bag & T-Shirt, 2 VIP Passes to any show of your choice, Skype Hang, Signed Guitar Strap. (Plus digital download of the album!)

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