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I'm recording a new album "Blue Jean Girl"! Please support me by pre-purchasing my new CD and backing my fundraising project. Read more

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This project was successfully funded on May 18, 2012.

I'm recording a new album "Blue Jean Girl"! Please support me by pre-purchasing my new CD and backing my fundraising project.

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I'M SO EXCITED!!! WE REACHED OUR GOAL!!! YOU GUYS ARE AMAZING!!!Thank you so much for believing in me and my music!! When we started this project it was a big leap of faith. One dream that seemed so out of reach is going to come true, because one person believed, and another, and another...until together we have done something really BIG!! Together we will spread some love and change the world:)!! Thank you so much much!!! THE MORE WE GO OVER THIS GOAL THE MORE SONGS I WILL BE ABLE TO PUT ON THE ALBUM. SO PLEASE KEEP SPREADING THE WORD ABOUT THIS PROJECT!!

I spent spring break in Nashville working with Jimmy Nichols and very talented musicians in the studio!! I also cowrote with amazing grammy award winning writers!! It was the best experience of my entire life!! We recorded 3 songs "Blue Jean Girl"(Jimmy Nichols, Frank Myers, Kelsey Klingensmith) "How Far" (Jimmy Borja, Don Rollins, Kelsey Klingensmith), and "Hero in Heels" (Robert K. Wolf and Kelsey Klingensmith). Check out the featured video to hear sneak peaks of the songs!!

Thank you for the love and support you’ve shown me this past year! I can’t believe it’s already been a year since I released my first all original EP “Live, Laugh, Love”. It has been so awesome reading all of your kind messages and hearing your reactions to my songs. I’ve been working really hard and I've grown a lot vocally and as writer this past year. I'm very passionate about my songwriting and through my love for writing I've written over 100 songs now. Each song is a gift from God, I am so thankful to have this gift of music to share with you. It is my hope that I can make a difference and inspire others with my songs.

I have been blessed with the opportunity to work with Jimmy Nichols (musical director for Faith Hill, top session player, and producer) and Judy Rodman (CMA female vocalist of the year, award winning vocal coach, hit songwriter, and producer) on my all original CD project! The plan is to record 5 of my original songs (we'd like to record 10, so if we go over our goal that means there will be more songs on the CD) with A list musicians at Starstruck Studios on Music Row in Nashville, TN. It has always been my dream to learn from and work with the best musicians in the world and now it is really happening! I’ve been working really hard this past year. I did over 100 shows in 7 different states and I sold a 1,000 CD’s in just 6 months. I’ve been saving all my money for this project, but I can’t do it all by myself… so here’s where you come in. You can help me make my “Wildest Dreams” a reality by pre-purchasing my CD and/or contributing towards my goal of $5,000. The money from this Kickstarter project will cover paying for time in the studio, musicians, engineering, and production of the album. This project is not the average project, it is a master recording session with A list musicians, producer, and engineer. After working in the studio with Jimmy and these very talented musicians, I think they are worth every penny and so much more!! If I could, I'd pay them way more, because they deserve it!! These guys are amazing at what they do!! Jimmy is not only a brilliant producer, but he has a big heart and has already donated tons of time to help me get this project done, so I can share some of my songs with you!! Thank you Jimmy for believing in me:) You're the BEST!!!

So you may be wondering how does Kickstarter work?

I set a goal of $5,000. Then you can pledge any amount you'd like! In return for your contribution, you'll get fantastic stuff like pre-release downloads, a limited edition t-shirt, an autographed copy of the album before it’s released, a personal concert, hand written lyrics just for you, your own personal song, or your name in the thank you notes of my CD, VIP guest--all depending on how much you give. (the rewards are listed to your right)

Kickstarter is an ALL or NOTHING fundraiser.

That means if I don't raise $5,000 by the deadline May 17th, none of you will be charged, and this project will be delayed until I can raise the needed funds.

Thank you so much for believing in me and my music and for making this happen- I couldn’t do it without you!! I am forever grateful for your love and kindness!! You all mean the world to me:)!!!!

Love and Hugs,

Kelsey Klingensmith

p.s. if you have any questions you can email me at kelseyklingensmith@gmail.com or find me on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/KelseyKlingensmithMusic or leave me a message on here too:)

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    Get your name listed on my website as a supporter of this project. PLUS a FREE download of "Blue Jean Girl" BEFORE it's released!! You will probably get to hear it before my mom and dad:) and a HUGE THANK YOU!!!

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    An autographed copy of "Blue Jean Girl" delivered to your home BEFORE it's released, your name listed on my website as a supporter of this project, PLUS A "BLUE JEAN GIRL" BRACELET and a HUGE THANK YOU!!!

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    An autographed copy of "Blue Jean Girl" delivered to your home BEFORE it's released, a "Blue Jean Girl" bracelet, your name listed as a supporter of this project on my website, PLUS AN AUTOGRAPHED PICTURE, and a HUGE THANK YOU!!!

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    An autographed copy of "Blue Jean Girl" delivered to your home BEFORE it's released, a "Blue Jean Girl" bracelet, an autographed picture, your name listed as a supporter of this project on my website, PLUS A LIMITED EDITION T-SHIRT JUST FOR THE BACKERS OF THIS PROJECT, and a HUGE THANK YOU!!!

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    All of the above, PLUS YOUR NAME LISTED IN THE THANK YOU LINER NOTES OF "BLUE JEAN GIRL", and a HUGE THANK YOU!!!

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    An autographed copy of "Blue Jean Girl" delivered to your home BEFORE it's released, a "Blue Jean Girl" bracelet, an autographed picture, Limited Edition T-shirt made just for the backers of this project, your name listed as a supporter of this project on my website and in the Thank You liner notes, PLUS HANDWRITTEN LYRICS OF YOUR FAVORITE SONG FROM THE ALBUM, AND A 30 MINUTE VIDEO CHAT VIA SKYPE. I'll sing a few songs from the album and we can chat:) and a HUGE THANK YOU!!!

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    HOUSE CONCERT: I will perform a live acoustic show for up to 2 hours for your family and friends at your home. PLUS 3 "Blue Jean Girl" Albums (1 for you and 2 more to share with your friends!), "Blue Jean Girl" Bracelet, Autographed Picture, Limited Edition T-shirt, and your name listed as a backer of this project on my website and in the Thank You liner notes of my album. (If you live more than 100 miles from Sioux City, Iowa you need to provide for travel costs and hotel if necessary. We will work together to find a time that fits both of our schedules during 2012. I will provide the sound system.)

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    An autographed copy of "Blue Jean Girl" delivered to your home BEFORE it's released, a "Blue Jean Girl" bracelet, an autographed picture, Limited Edition T-shirt made just for the backers of this project, your name listed as a supporter of this project on my website and in the Thank You liner notes of the album, PLUS I WILL WRITE A SONG FOR YOU!! You supply the topic/storyline/idea and I will turn it into a song just for you! I will make you a work tape of the song and send you the mp3. (I will retain the copywrite and 100% of the publishing of the song. Kickstarter rules forbid rewards to offer "financial returns or investments.)

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    VIP GUEST: You and a friend will be my VIP guests for a day at Starstruck Studios in Nashville, TN! Sit in on the magic that happens in the studio with A list session players. Definitely an experience you will never forget! PLUS get 2 autographed 8x10 pictures of the studio team and YOU to commemorate the event and a DVD of video highlights from the day, your name listed in the thank you section of the liner notes of my album and on my website as a supporter of this project, 2 Pre-Released "Blue Jean Girl" Albums, 2 "Blue Jean Girl" Bracelets, and 2 Limited Edition T-shirts for backers of this project. (You are responsible for making and paying for all travel arrangements and accommodations for traveling to and staying in Nashville. Starstruck Studios is pending studio availability. If you can not make it to the session, we will make you a special video of all the best highlights from the session. We will notify you of the session date as soon as possible.)

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    LIVE SHOW WITH THE BUFFALO RIDGE BAND!! We will put on a live concert for up to 2 hours at the venue of your choice. PLUS a 3 pack of "Blue Jean Girl" Albums (1 for you and 2 more to share with your friends!), "Blue Jean Girl" bracelet, limited edition t-shirt, and your name listed as a backer of this project on my website and in the Thank You liner notes of the album. (If the venue/home is more than 100 miles from Sioux City, Iowa you will need to provide for travel costs and hotel if necessary. We will work together to find a time during the 2012 calendar year that works for both of our schedules.)

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    SUPER FAN PACKAGE: 5 autographed copies of "Blue Jean Girl" delivered to your home BEFORE it's released, a "Blue Jean Girl" bracelet, an autographed picture, Limited Edition T-shirt, your name listed as a supporter of this project on my website and in the Thank You liner notes of the album, hand written lyrics of your favorite song from the album, 30 minute SKYPE session with me, YOUR OWN PERSONAL SONG WRITTEN BY ME:) You supply the topic/storyline/idea and I will turn it into a song just for you! I will make you a work tape of the song and send you the mp3. Acoustic House Concert and or Live Band Show for up to 2 hours!!! (If your show is more than 100 miles from Sioux City, Iowa you will need to provide travel arrangements and hotel costs if necessary. We will work together to find a time during the 2012 calendar year that works for both of our schedules. I will retain the copywrite and 100% of the publishing of the song. Kickstarter rules forbid rewards to offer "financial returns or investments.)

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