Funded! This project was successfully funded on December 17, 2011.

Update #10 - For backers only

Blue Skies in 2012

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    The Sneak Peak: I'll email you a sneak peak - behind the scenes and "making of" photos and audio files.

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    That Has A Ring To It: I'll email you special audio clips for use as ring tones, voice mail messages, etc. Plus You Get: The Sneak Peak.

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    I Heard It First: I'll email you the entire new album as a digital download to enjoy before it's available in stores. You'll also get bonus audio, including me talking about the songs and album.  Plus You Get: The Sneak Peak and That Has A Ring To It.

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    Bright Shiny Circle: I'll send you a CD of the new album, signed by me, to enjoy before it's available in stores. (International backers see the FAQ for additional shipping cost). Plus You Get: The Sneak Peak, That Has A Ring To It and I Heard It First.

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    Two Bright Shiny Circles I'll send you two CDs of your choice to enjoy - the new album signed by me before it's available in stores and/or autographed copies of Strong Medicine, Anonymous Confessions of a Lunatic Friend, Mercy, Slow Revival, Christmas Is Jesus, Quiet Prayers, Blue Skies and The Last Time I Was Here. (International backers see the FAQ for additional shipping cost). Plus You Get: The Sneak Peak, That Has A Ring To It and I Heard It First

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    Take The Shirt Off My Back: I'll send you an exclusive shirt only available to supporters of this project and a handwritten note of thanks. (International backers see the FAQ for additional shipping cost). Plus You Get: Two Bright Shiny Circles, I Heard It First, That Has A Ring To It and The Sneak Peak

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    Let's Talk About It
: I'll call you to personally thank you for your support or make a surprise call to your loved one. Wouldn't it be cool if our conversation actually inspired a new song? It wouldn't be the first time a conversation about shared experiences inspired me to write. You'll be invited to attend exclusive online concerts where you can ask questions and request songs.  Plus You Get: Take The Shirt Off My Back, Two Bright Shiny Circles, I Heard It First, That Has a Ring To It and The Sneak Peak

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    Do You See What I See: I'll do a videoconference (Skype or FaceTime) with you and your guests (up to 20 minutes). Wouldn't it be cool if our conversation actually inspired a new song? It wouldn't be the first time a conversation about shared experiences inspired me to write. You'll also be invited to give feedback on new songs and to attend exclusive online concerts where you can ask questions and request songs. Plus You Get: Take The Shirt Off My Back, Two Bright Shiny Circles, I Heard It First, That Has a Ring To It and The Sneak Peak.

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    Credit Where Credit Is Due: Your name will appear in the album credits of the CD packaging for the new album and on a special Facebook tribute to supporters. I will personally hand-write and autograph the lyrics to one of your favorite songs. I'll also send you an autographed copy of my new book "Spoke to God, He Said." (International backers see the FAQ for additional shipping cost). Plus You Get: Do You See What I See, Take The Shirt Off My Back, Two Bright Shiny Circles, I Heard It First, That Has a Ring To It and The Sneak Peak.

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    Backstage Pass: 
I'll do a personal concert for you and your guests by Skype or FaceTime. You'll also get two tickets to any of my live concerts (transportation not included) and a meeting/photos backstage.  Plus You Get: Credit Where Credit Is Due, Do You See What I See, Take The Shirt Off My Back, Two Bright Shiny Circles, I Heard It First, That Has a Ring To It and The Sneak Peak.

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    Dedicated To You: I will cover a song of your choice (within reason - we’ll work together to find an appropriate song), upload it to YouTube with a dedication to you or your loved one. I'll also send you eight CDs of your choice to enjoy - the new album signed by me before it's available in stores and/or autographed copies of Strong Medicine, Anonymous Confessions of a Lunatic Friend, Mercy, Slow Revival, Christmas Is Jesus, Quiet Prayers, Blue Skies and The Last Time I Was Here. (International backers see the FAQ for additional shipping cost). Plus You Get: Credit Where Credit Is Due, Do You See What I See, Take The Shirt Off My Back, I Heard It First, That Has a Ring To It and The Sneak Peak.

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    The Event: I will send a video (message and song), a personal card and flowers or gift for your loved one's special event (anniversary, engagement, birthday, etc.). I'll also send you eight CDs of your choice to enjoy - the new album signed by me before it's available in stores and/or autographed copies of Strong Medicine, Anonymous Confessions of a Lunatic Friend, Mercy, Slow Revival, Christmas Is Jesus, Quiet Prayers, Blue Skies and The Last Time I Was Here. (International backers see the FAQ for additional shipping cost). Plus You Get: Credit Where Credit Is Due, Do You See What I See, Take The Shirt Off My Back, I Heard It First, That Has a Ring To It and The Sneak Peak.

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    Concert In Your Home: I will do a full concert in your home for you and your guests and hang around to visit afterwards. I’ll also send ALL your guests a free download of the new album. Please allow time for scheduling. If you live more than three hours from Los Angeles we'll need to schedule this when I'm already in a city reasonably near you or you can cover travel (to/from SNA preferred) and one hotel room. Please see the Performance FAQ for my minimal equipment and accommodation needs. Plus You Get: Credit Where Credit Is Due, Do You See What I See, Take The Shirt Off My Back, Two Bright Shiny Circles, I Heard It First, That Has a Ring To It and The Sneak Peak. Note to International backers - you will need to cover travel costs.

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    Special Concert: I will do a full concert at your church or other suitable location. You'll join me on stage for an introduction or even join me on a song. You and 10 of your friends will receive backstage passes to hang out with me before the concert. Please allow time for scheduling. Additional travel costs will apply only if you do not live within an hour of a major U.S. airport. Please see the Performance FAQ for my minimal equipment needs. Plus You Get: Credit Where Credit Is Due, Do You See What I See, Take The Shirt Off My Back, Two Bright Shiny Circles, I Heard It First, That Has a Ring To It and The Sneak Peak. Note to International backers - you will need to cover travel costs.

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    Record Together: I will sing a duet with you or backing vocals on a song your album (my vocals recorded in Los Angeles and transferred digitally). I will offer feedback on least six of your songs. I will share my songwriting, performing and recording experience and advice by phone or videoconference. You'll also be invited to join me for a day when I'm recording my album. (You'll cover travel and accommodation). Please allow time for scheduling. Plus You Get: Credit Where Credit Is Due, Do You See What I See, Take The Shirt Off My Back, Two Bright Shiny Circles, I Heard It First, That Has a Ring To It and The Sneak Peak.

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    Executive Producer: You will be listed as an executive producer on my new album. You will help me select songs and a name for the album. You will be my guest for some of the recording process. We'll have photographer to shoot photos and a video of your time with me in studio. You’ll received a special framed commemoration of the recording with photos, handwritten notes, the CD, etc (think of a framed platinum album, only cooler). You will cover travel costs for your trip. I'll also send you eight CDs of your choice to enjoy - the new album signed by me before it's available in stores and/or autographed copies of Strong Medicine, Anonymous Confessions of a Lunatic Friend, Mercy, Slow Revival, Christmas Is Jesus, Quiet Prayers, Blue Skies and The Last Time I Was Here. (International backers see the FAQ for additional shipping cost). Plus You Get: Credit Where Credit Is Due, Do You See What I See, Take The Shirt Off My Back, I Heard It First, That Has a Ring To It and The Sneak Peak.

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    Recording, Concert & More: I will sing a duet with you or backing vocals on a song your album (my vocals recorded in Los Angeles and transferred digitally). I will offer feedback on least six of your songs. I will share my songwriting, performing and recording experience and advice by phone or videoconference. You'll also be invited to join me for a day when I'm recording my album. (You'll cover travel and accommodation). I will sing at your sing and your Sunday-morning service and do a full concert at your church Sunday night. You'll join me on stage for an introduction or can even join me on a song. You and 10 of your friends will receive backstage passes to hang out with me before the concert. Please allow time for scheduling. Additional travel costs will apply only if you do not live within an hour of a major U.S. airport. Please see the Performance FAQ for my minimal equipment and accommodation needs. Plus You Get: Credit Where Credit Is Due, Do You See What I See, Take The Shirt Off My Back, Two Bright Shiny Circles, I Heard It First, That Has a Ring To It and The Sneak Peak. Note to International backers - you will need to cover travel costs.

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