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After 20+ years of dreaming of recording original music, I'm finally creating a 5-song EP, and every song was co-written by me!
After 20+ years of dreaming of recording original music, I'm finally creating a 5-song EP, and every song was co-written by me!
93 backers pledged $8,451 to help bring this project to life.

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Growing up in acting classes and on stage, I knew had the passion and drive to make what I want happen but it took me a long time to realize that was music. For a long time, I didn't think I was good enough to really focus on music until I met the most amazing vocal coach, Yunga Webb, who brought something out of me that had been hiding my entire life...my true love was singing.

Shortly after I joined a cover band in Los Angeles, I took a spontaneous trip to Nashville to see what it was like. I fell in love. With the music, with the community, with the creativity. It was thriving. And just a few months later, I stuffed my car full of (almost) all of my belongings and drove it across the country. (I crashed it into a ditch on the way and it's kind of a miracle I'm alive but that's another story.)

When I got to Nashville, I hit the ground running. Truly alone for the first time, I went to writers rounds and bars and introduced myself to anyone I could. I got names of people who were friends of friends. I set up tons of meetings and cowrites. When I finally played my first writers round, and performed MY OWN MUSIC with my own words and melodies for the first time, it was like coming home. 

Recording an album has always been a dream; now it has become my main focus. But DANG! they are NOT CHEAP. So I'm starting with a 5-song EP (maybe a bonus track depending on the funds raised). And here's where I NEED YOU. I've got all the tools. I've got an amazing team. I've cowritten some amazing songs. I've got the passion, and my tenacity is stronger than ever. Now I am asking YOU to join me in making this vision come to life.

And when you do, I'm going to send you some EXCLUSIVE OFFERS for your commitment to this journey and for your pledge. Seriously, anything helps. I can't wait for you to hear what I've been working on. I've never been more excited! 

SOME DETAILS:

Producer: I'm working with up-and-coming producer Luke Forehand, who also engineers and teaches at Blackbird Studio. He produced my friend Lexie Hayden’s 2017 EP (which is amazing and has gotten her lots of attention), as well as Tara Tinsley, Jack Berry, Ty Cooper, and Union Sound Treaty. He sees my vision. He hears my voice. He understands my sound and my goals. He has all of the right tools, and we can't wait to get started on this EP together.

Musicians: It is incredibly important to me that we use LIVE studio musicians. You'll hear real guitars, real drums, real keys. You'll also hear some steel (my favorite!) and maybe some fiddle, mandolin, or banjo.... who knows! 

Recording Studio: This is one I'm SUPER excited about. Do me (and yourself) a favor and just look up the Castle Recording Studios in Franklin, TN. Gorgeous, right? THAT'S WHERE I'M RECORDING. Not only is the sound incredible, but it's also affordable (which is a BIG bonus). I'll be recording in the same place that so many names you know have recorded, such as Chris Stapleton, Dolly Parton, Reba McEntire, LeAnn Rimes, Bruce Springsteen, Brad Paisley, George Strait, Wynonna Judd, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Emmylou Harris, Etta James, Phish, and even Snoop Dogg, among many others.

Music Video: I've got an amazing videographer, Lexy Kadey with Copper Saw Films, who did THIS VIDEO and has been so helpful already! She recently directed and filmed a documentary about the first openly gay Miss America contestant that is being accepted to film festivals all across the country. I'm so excited for her to be a part of this!

Now, releasing an EP is not just recording and calling it good. It's also marketing and distribution, getting it into the hands of the right promoters for radio and booking, photos (which obviously include makeup and hair), and SO. MUCH. MORE. You would be helping to make some magic in this little lady's life. And then I will be returning it to you in the form of music. Thanks for reading, and most of all, thanks for listening!

Risks and challenges

As you can see above, I have a pretty detailed plan and outline. I have full faith in my producer, my songs, and myself that whatever challenges come our way, we will push through and come out even better. I plan to release the EP by September and there will be plenty of time from the end of the kickstarter until the release date for any detours or delays.

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    Digital Download of EP

    Thank you so much! You're helping to make this dream a reality. For that, please enjoy a digital copy of my EP as soon as it is released!

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    EP + Signed CD

    Well, thanks! I'd love to send you a signed physical copy of the EP PLUS a digital download so you can listen wherever you are.

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    EP + CD + Koozie + Photo

    You rock! Not only will you get the digital download, but I'll send you a CD, a koozie, and an autographed photo.

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    EP + CD + Merch

    I can't begin to express my gratitude to you. Please enjoy the digital download, a signed CD, a koozie, a signed T-shirt, and a PERSONALIZED autographed photo. (Yeah, you deserve a little note!)

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    EP + CD + Merch + Story-Behind-the-Song

    I can't begin to express my gratitude to you. Not only will you get everything that came before, but I will also throw in the lyric booklet AND a handwritten story-behind-the-song for one of the tracks!

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    VIP Package

    I am blown away! And to show you how much it means, I'm going to put YOUR NAME in the Thank You section of my lyric booklet, which you'll OF COURSE get a signed copy of with your CD, merch bundle, handwritten stories behind ALL the songs. Not only that, you and a guest are invited to be VIPs at my EP Release Party in Nashville. (If you are not in Nashville but are in an area I will later be playing, be a VIP there instead!)

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    • Two VIP Passes to my EP Release Party
    • Your Name in the Thank You Section of the Lyric Booklet
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    Private Concert + More!

    This is so generous and so unexpected. I would LOVE to play a private acoustic concert for you within Tennessee, Kentucky, Nevada, Utah, or California (venue provided by you, limit 50 people).
    If you are in another state, please message me and we can discuss. (I LOVE traveling!) If you would like a full band or larger event, that is also negotiable.
    OH YEAH! Here's a list of all the other things you'll get too!

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    • Your Name in the Thank You Section of the Lyric Booklet
    • Handwritten Story-Behind-the-Song (ALL SONGS)
    • Handwritten Personalized Note
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