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A Christmas Album from Nichole Nordeman

This is the first Christmas album from recording artist Nichole Nordeman featuring her originals and some of her favorite sacred songs.

A Christmas Album from Nichole Nordeman

This is the first Christmas album from recording artist Nichole Nordeman featuring her originals and some of her favorite sacred songs.

$68,449
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1,176
backers
9days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Tue, October 1 2019 4:59 AM UTC +00:00.

About

This is how it started.

A girl and her piano.

And this is how it was….For years.

Bits and pieces of songs written on receipts in my purse, scribbled on cocktail napkins during my shift at the restaurant, a line here, a lyric there, one hundred bad ideas until one that felt special enough to wake me up in the middle of the night, bleary eyed and groggy but trusting fully in a song, when God meets a girl at her piano.

This was before record deals. Before radio hits. Before Dove awards. Before tours, big and small.

It started here.

And after 20 years in the music industry, I am still waking up with songs ideas to scribble down and new melodies God has grafted on my heart.

This time, they are songs about the Christ child.

It is strange to think that in the span of my career, I have never recorded a Christmas album. It never seemed to be the right time. Not the right window. Not enough space in my life to devote to it. 

Until now.

We are living in a world that feels like it is on fire. The headlines in the news and stranger than fiction. The simmering rage and restlessness are palpable. Everywhere.

And I keep feeling drawn to the manger.

To what is fragile. To what is pure and selfless. The Word made flesh. The very moment the Creator decided to sleep in dirty hay, amid the stench of barn animals, desperate to teach us the way of Love.

Desperate to show us that we do not need to make ourselves first. Or great.

That the way of Jesus will always be kind and loving. And just. And small enough to stoop. The way Love always does.

These are the kind of songs I want to share with you this Christmas.

But I need your help.

Today is a little different. I’m venturing out, for the first time, as an independent artist….which is both a thrilling and terrifying adventure. Without a label and a big record budget, it’s just me.

I’m inviting you, with all the gratitude I can muster, to be a part of helping me make this record. It will be a full LP, with some of my favorite sacred Christmas songs, and a handful of originals, as well. It would mean the world to me to have your support, and to make this project with you.

In many ways, this feels incredibly full circle.

Because this is how it started.

A girl and her piano.

And this is how it is, once more.

The money raised from this kickstarter campaign will cover all necessary recording costs- musicians, tracking, engineering, production, packaging, distribution, marketing, administrative, etc. All of the moving pieces that it takes to create an album. I am so excited to continue this journey with you- and am excited to keep you updated throughout the process!  

I'm thrilled to offer some fun, handpicked rewards, we will contact you at the end of the campaign to share the next steps of reward delivery.  It feels like I will, in some way,  get to be a part of your Christmas this year, and for that I am eternally grateful. 

Thank you, friends. 

xx, Nichole 

Risks and challenges

With any artistic and musical endeavor, risk of deadlines and budget issues come into play, but we are working with the best of the best to make sure that this record is created on time and on budget! We love a deadline!

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    Handwritten Lyrics of Your Favorite Song

    Receive a handwritten and autographed print by Nichole of the song lyrics of your choosing from any of her songs- a perfect gift to send a loved one for Christmas, or frame and to add to your home decor!

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    Christmas Box

    Receive all previous rewards and a special Christmas gift box with Nichole's favorite holiday gifts- a scented candle and lyric printed Tea Towels.

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    Writing Kit

    Receive all previous rewards and a writing kit from Nichole including her favorite writing tools- a leather writing journal with a personalized message, her favorite pens, fair-trade coffee and a lyric printed mug to fuel your future writing!

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    Live Face Time Mini Concert

    Nichole will face time you (and whoever else you'd like to bring!) for 20 minutes, and play 3 songs off her new Christmas album LIVE from her living room!

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    Living Room Concert

    Nichole will travel to you and provide a 90 minute Living Room House Show Concert for you, your family, and friends.

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    One on One Songwriting Coaching

    Are you, or someone in your life a budding songwriter? Nichole will one-on-one coach you and help you hone your craft for 2020. One Skype or face time session a month to give you the tools you need to become a better songwriter!

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