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Update #5

Thank you for BELIEVING IN KELSEY!!

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Kelsey made a slide show with some of her favorite pictures of working in the studio and her friends and co-writers in Nashville to share with you! ! This video was taken at the beginning of the first tracking session at Starstruck Studios (Reba’s Studio) in Nashville, TN. Kelsey's producer, Jimmy Nichols, wanted to explain to the session musicians how special this project is for so many people and how you all played an important role in helping Kelsey’s dream of making a full length album become a reality. This video is one way Kelsey would like to say thank you to all of you for believing in her musicJ We will be sending out a survey very soon asking for the needed information to send you your new “Blue Jean Girl” Albums, Bracelets, and T-ShirtsJ!!!! Yay!!! Kelsey will also be contacting those of you who signed up to Skype or have a song written for you!!! She is so excited to talk to you and play you a few songs off of the albumJ

Jimmy Nichols has gone above and beyond what a normal producer does for an artist we are so blessed. He has spent countless hours working on this project, it has truly become a labor of love. We get tracks and updates from Jimmy at 2a.m or 3a.m (he does not sleep). His wife Tonya is an amazing person who also believes in this project. They both have worked so hard to get the very best in the business to work on this project. We have so many people who have given so much and had to sacrifice in order to do so. We promise this album will be above and beyond your expectations. It is the direct result of love and passion for creating music by truly inspired musicians and artists with God given talent. God has a hand on this project and you as a backer have played a huge part in this. Thank you so much!!!

The songs on the album are: (in no certain order) “Bad Alone”, “Blue Jean Girl”, “Country Mess”, “Hero in Heels”, “How Far”, “Keep on Loving”, “Love is Always”, “The One”, “Songbird”, and “Wildest Dreams”.

The people who have worked on this album are:

Jimmy Nichols -- Producer/Engineer/Keyboard player, Strings, Organ, Back Ground Vocals, and Co-writer on “Country Mess”, “Blue Jean Girl”, “Love is Always”, and “Keep on Lovin” (musical director/keyboard player for Faith Hill, credits include Carrie Underwood, Sarah Darling, Scott Mc Creery, Due West, Reba, Billy Ray Cyrus, Tim Mc Graw, Kenny Loggins, Faith Hill, Kellie Pickler, Brooks and Dunn, Billy Gillman, Lonestar, Lorrie Morgan, Mindy Mc Cready and many more.)

Tonya Ginnetti-- Manager of the project

Jerry McPherson--Guitar (Faith Hill’s guitar player, credits include Lionel Richie, Tim McGraw, Lee Brice, Edens Edge, Kelly Clarkson, Reba, Lauren Alaina, Civil Wars, Amy Grant, Mindy Mc Cready, Toby Keith and many more.)

Wendy Moten--Back Ground Vocals (Faith Hill's BGV, performed on numerous Grammy Award winning albums, and toured with Julio Iglesias for 12 years).

Shawn Fichter--Drums (Shawn toured with Trisha Yearwood for 6 years, credits include Lee Brice, Brooks and Dunn, Sarah Darling, Trace Adkins and many more.)

Richard "Spady" Brannan-- Bass Guitar (He has toured with Crystal Gayle , Reba McEntire  and Eddie Rabbitt, credits include Dolly Parton, Crystal Gayle, Kenny Rogers, Mindy McCready,  Reba and many more.)

B. James Lowry--Acoustic Guitar (credits include Martina McBride, Lee Ann Womack, Kenny Chesney, and Faith Hill to name just a few.)

Mike Durham--Electric Guitar (noted Nashville Session Guitarist for Tim McGraw. His recording credits include two Grammy nominated singles (1999, 2000) from Tim McGraw′s "A Place In the Sun" and a full discography would include hundreds of sessions with stars like Kenny Rogers, Dwight Yoakam, and Big and Rich. Mike is also one of the all-time favorite guest artists with the Dave Matthews Band, notably for his smokin′ electric guitar licks on "Jimi Thing.")

Bruce Bouton- -Steel Guitar/Dobro (credits include Eden’s Edge, Lady A, Reba, Toby Keith, Maroon5, Eric Church, Keith Urban, Jonas Brothers, LeAnn Rhimes and many more.)

Larry Franklin--Fiddle/ Mandolin (credits include Alan Jackson, Randy Travis, Ronnie Milsap, Kenny Chesney, Vince Gill and many more.)

Jeff Dayton--Acoustic Guitar (played for Vince Gill, Buck Owens, Bo Diddley, Dizzy Gillespie, Willie Nelson, Gene Autry, Toby Keith and many more.)

Chris Ashburn--1st Assistant Engineer (credits include Carrie Underwood, Randy Travis, Scotty Mc Creery, Due West, Blake Shelton, Luke Byran, Lauren Alaina, Loretta Lynn, Billy Ray Cyrus, Reba Mc Entire, Faith Hill, Toby Keith, Clay Walker, Billy Gillman.)

David Biondolillo--Engineer (credits include Carolyn Dawn Johnson, George Jones, Steve Holy, Kenny Chesney, Julianne Hough, Jeff Bates, Chris Young, Mindy Mc Cready, Due West, and Sarah Darling.)

Chuck Ainlay –- Mixing Engineer (Grammy award winning engineer whose career spans over 28 years. He has received the TEC award and Engineer of the year.)

Janet Leese--Start Struck Studio Manager

Ryan Smith--Photography for album and promotion materials (Ryan has directed over 100 music videos accumulating an impressive roster of talent: Jason Aldean, Eminem, Duran Duran, Good Charlotte, Gavin Degraw, Cypress Hill, Shinedown, 3 Doors Down, and Bo Bice, to name a few. He has photographed numerous country music stars and won countless awards.)

Robert White Johnson--Co-writer and Background Vocals on “Keep on Lovin” and “Love is Always”(Roberthas written hit songs for Celine Dion, The Beach Boys, Lynyrd Skynyrd, . 38 Special and Van Zant. In addition Robert has co-written or produced 15 number 1 Contemporary Christian Music hits over the years and has also won a Dove Award, been nominated for 5 others and has been nominated for 2 Grammys. He has also sung background vocals for various other CD projects including artists such as Faith Hill and Michael Bolton and has sung lead vocal on over 200 radio and TV commercials over the years.)

Kim Tribble--Co-writer on “Country Mess” (cuts by Jason Aldean “My Kinda Party”, Montgomery Gentry, Gary Allen, Shania Twain, Martina McBride, Hank Williams Jr., David Lee Murphy, Mindy McCready, Randy Travis, Pam Tillis, Trick Pony, Brooks and Dunn, Clay Walker, Journey and Chris Cagle’s new hit “Back in the Saddle”.)

Frank J. Myers –- Co-writer on “Blue Jean Girl” (wrote hits songs “You And I”, “Sometimes A Lady”, “Once Upon A Lifetime”, “I Swear”, “I'm Already There” and “My Front Porch Looking In” to name but a few. Frank Myers has written great songs for artists as diverse as Eddie Rabbitt and Crystal Gayle, Alabama, Lonestar, All For One and Kenny Loggins.)

Robin Ruddy--Co-writer on “Songbird”, Background Vocals, banjo (Robin toured with Rod Stewart, Shania Twain, Ray Stevens, Vince Gill, Randy Travis, Terry Clark, Deborah Allen and many more.)

Jimmy Borja--co-writer on “How Far” and “The One” (his songs have been recorded by artists for Sony-BMG, Viva, Warner, EMI, Universal, Star and many others.)

Don Rollins--co-writer on “How Far” and “The One” (Grammy Award winning songwriter for 5 O’clock Somewhere.)

Sherri Gough--co-writer on “Bad Alone” (has placed in most every major song competition, including the USA Songwriting Competition, the International Songwriting Competition (ISC), the John Lennon Songwriting Competition, and the CMT/NSAI Songwriting Contest, as well as several others, including two first place wins.)

Robert K Wolf –co-writer on “Hero in Heels” and “Bad Alone” (many independent cuts and has won awards in the Great American and CMT/NSAI songwriting contests.)

We are hoping to send out the album to you in August. We will keep you notified on its progress. The tracks are all done and ready to be mixed and mastered. The CD design and logo are being done right now, then it will be replicated!! Kelsey’s producer also has some really exciting things plans for this album....we will keep you posted as we learn more.

Thanks again for all your support,

Kelsey and family

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      Creator Keith Magnus on July 12, 2012

      This is one amazing and awe-inspiring list of contributors to this project, Kelsey! You truly are blessed and we are very excited for you and can't wait to hear the final product!

      Peace and Love, Keith

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