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PRE~ORDER my new "icy blue heart" album, i'm covering songs from the 70s that i love & grew up on, here's to doin' what you LOVE!=)

~~ 9/11/11 ~~ Just a few more hours to PRE~ORDER my new album!! My NEW GOAL is to get at least 50 more backers at the $25 level so I can wind up sending out between 100 to 150 SIGNED hard copy new icy blue heart albums, and right now, PRE~ORDERING the record here on my kickstarter project page is the ONLY way to get it, are you with me?=)

THANKS SO MUCH for all the support! we're working really hard on the project & can't wait to get it in your hands=)

about the album:

As a singer/songwriter, I’ve been inspired by artists like Bonnie Raitt, Linda Rondstadt, Emmylou Harris, John Hiatt, the Eagles, Dan Fogelberg & more. This "icy blue heart" project is a chance for me to record songs that I love and grew up on and I guess in some ways it’s a chance for me to say thanks to the folks who’ve inspired and continue to inspire me as an artist. And not only that, it’s a chance for me to include everyone out there who has supported my music in the past & folks I don’t even know yet, in the process of making this new album…I say this all of the time but I say it because it’s true, I wouldn’t be able to do what I absolutely LOVE doin’ without the people who buy our music, book us to play shows & who sometimes let us crash on their futons or in their tee pees, SERIOUSLY;)!! So, thanks so much in advance for EVERYTHING!!!=)

It was the icy blue heart show we did earlier this summer with some INCREDIBLY talented players, singers & performers that inspired this new project…instead of performing my original material that night, I sang songs by many of my musical heroes…I had so much fun & it got me thinking that we should take some of those performances, record a few more songs in that vein & release it all as an album…and that’s exactly what we’re doing & I’m hoping that y’all will help play a role in making it all come together…we’re working away on the album & your support, no matter your level of involvement, will allow us to finish it out the way we’d like to…with your help, we’ll be able to finish recording & mixing the album, to license the songs & pay royalties to the writers of the songs we're recording & releasing, to manufacture the new cd & to reward y’all with opportunities we wouldn’t normally be able to provide=)

if we go over our goal ~(& I guess you never know & well, I’m dreamin’ BIG & that’s what I do, along with a lot of workin' hard & havin' a lot of faith!!;)~ we’ll be able to really promote the new album, promote me as an artist & the icy blue heart show which would help us get out there & perform for more folks which in turn allows us to keep doin' what we love & to be able to give back in ways i've always dreamed of, see, there I go again, dreamin' BIG!!=)  And I’d LOVE to get back to Japan, to Europe & to Hawaii;) to perform & to wherever else this AWESOME road leads! 

Thanks oodles for stoppin’ by my kickstarter project page & thanks SO MUCH for your support, it means the world to me, to my man sam & to our whole herd=) I'll be checkin' in often as this cool, "icy blue" journey rolls along=) I'm really hopin' y'all dig my choice of tunes for this new album & for my horse lovin' friends, well, bein' the horse crazy cowgirl that I am, there's bound to be at least one horse song in the mix;)  

MANY, MANY THANKS!!

peace, love & rock~n~roll y’all,

templeton=)

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  • i hope to be able to send ONE of the items listed in the rewards the week of the day that my fundraiser ends, 9/12/11 at 10:16 am cst, we have a show the day/evening of 9/12, so, on 9/13/11, i'll be checking in with everyone, finding out where you'd like me to email your download code for my original & previously unreleased song (not to mention sending you MUCHO, MUCHO GRATITUDE for ALL of your support!) i may need a few extra days to put finishing touches on the tune but i promise i'll keep you posted and get you your download code for the song asap=) the week of 9/12/11, i'll also be contacting everyone through my kickstarter page to find out information for fulfilling your rewards, i.e. mailing address, preferred size of t~shirt if it applies...as for the other rewards, kickstarter holds ALL funds raised for projects for 14 days & amazon keeps them for another 5-7, so, it will be the week of 10/3/11 (October 3, 2011) that i will be sending out my previously released hard copy cds, download cards, posters, hippie chic cowgirl philosophies & other items in the rewards we have offered & have on~hand, i.e. the ORTHO~FLEX SADDLE & SIGNED JANE BREYER MODEL package, both of these being 1 of 1 LIMITED REWARDS...for backers of the HOUSE CONCERTS, the BAND SHOW, NASHVILLE SONGWRITING SESSION/WORKSHOPS, the THIRD THURSDAY SESSIONS & YOUTUBE CHANNEL SONGS, i'll start scheduling those the week of our fundraising deadline (9/12/11) or whenever the backers choose to schedule with us, NOTE: these will be scheduled in the order they were pledged=) we will start recording the third thursday session & youtube channel songs once the fundraiser has ended (9/12/11 at 10:16 am CDT) & once we have been contacted by those backers to discuss what songs they'd like us to perform=) the first third thursday session will be on 9/15 but i will fulfill the third thursday reward(s) starting on 9/22/11, the week after my fundraiser deadline date,
    i'm excited!!=) as for T~SHIRTS, these will go into production the week of 10/3/11...the "icy blue heart" album will likely still be in progress in october but i'll keep you posted on those as we go & downloads of the album before it's released will be sent as soon as we can, again, we'll likely still be working on the cd in october but i will be GREAT at keepin' y'all posted, PROMISE!=) my best guess is i will be able to send your signed hard copy "icy blue heart" albums out to you in november & again, i promise i will be checking in with all of my ROCKSTAR backers & keeping you posted=)
    ~~~~NOW, delivery of EVERYTHING listed in my rewards depends on me meeting or exceeding my fundraising goal...i WILL NOT receive ANY funds UNLESS i reach or exceed my fundraising goal & you WILL NOT be charged your pledge amount until 9/12/11 at 10:16 am cst & ONLY WHEN i've REACHED or exceeded my fundraising goal=)
    (thinkin' POSITIVE & dreamin' BIG!!)
    ~~~~~~if you have ANY questions about my kickstarter project, PLEASE message me here, through my kickstarter project page, i'll get back to you right away & i'll do my level best to answer your queries=)

    MUCHO GRATITUDE for your support,
    tt=)

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  • I’ve pledged to a couple of other kickstarter projects since i signed up with my own project & it’s easy…the process of pledging & knowing i’m involved in someone else’s project & dreamin’ BIG with them made me SMILE!!
    now, here’s how YOU do it:

    STEP 1: go to my kickstarter project page, if you’re reading this, you’re already here!

    STEP 2: once you’ve decided you’d like to be a part of the process of making this album, go to the right-hand side of my kickstarter project page, you’ll see all of the pledge levels, check them out & decide what works for you, you can pledge $1 on up to sky’s the limit…BUT, no matter the amount you pledge, you get to be part of the process, you get a reward from me & happy little messages & updates from me every now & again. Click on the pledge amount & reward package you’ve chosen

    STEP 3: you’ll now be on a page that says, “alrighty” in green at the top left-hand side of the page...in the white box outlined in green that you see, confirm your pledge amount & your reward level package

    STEP 4: scroll down (go to the bottom of the page you’re on) & click the “continue to next step” button

    STEP 5: now you’re on the “Last step: Checkout with Amazon” page
    STEP 6: click on the “continue to amazon” button
    STEP 7: here’s where you will sign into your amazon account (if you don’t already have one, it’s a snap to sign up
    STEP 8: once you’ve signed in or signed up with amazon, you’re now on the kickstarter/amazon payment page
    STEP 9: if you don’t already have a kickstarter account, during this payment process is when you’ll also be asked to sign up for your kickstarter account (easy breezy) you NEED to sign up with kickstarter because this is how i’ll be able to communicate with my pledgers/backers…how i’ll know where to send your rewards, how i’ll know what size t-shirt you prefer (if you choose a reward package that includes the t-shirt designed exclusively FOR MY PROJECT) this is also how i’ll receive my funds from amazon & kickstarter once we reach our goal, dreamin’ BIG!
    STEP 10: click the “confirm” button on the amazon payment page & VOILA, DONE!=)
    ~~~~NOTE: your card WILL NOT be charged until i reach the deadline date on my project (9/12/11) & you will ONLY be charged your pledge amount IF i meet or exceed my fundraising goal~~~~
    ~~not only will you start receiving MUCHO, MUCHO GRATITUDE from me, you’ll also be making a very passionate & hard~working singer/songwriter/hippie chic cowgirl VERY, VERY HAPPY & you’ll get messages from me, quite often, thanking you ooooooodles!
    (if you have any other questions, PLEASE email me through my kickstarter project page=)

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  • As per the Kickstarter folks:

    "Kickstarter is the largest funding platform for creative projects in the world. Every week, tens of thousands of amazing people pledge millions of dollars to projects from the worlds of music, film, art, technology, design, food, publishing and other creative fields.

    A new form of commerce and patronage. This is not about investment or lending. Project creators keep 100% ownership and control over their work. Instead, they offer products and experiences that are unique to each project.

    All or nothing funding. On Kickstarter, a project must reach its funding goal before time runs out or no money changes hands. Why? It protects everyone involved. Creators aren’t expected to develop their project without necessary funds, and it allows anyone to test concepts without risk.

    Each and every project is the independent creation of someone like you. Projects are big and small, serious and whimsical, traditional and experimental. They’re inspiring, entertaining and unbelievably diverse."

    I'm hopin' you agree...Thanks for using Kickstarter to help give my new "icy blue heart" album WINGS!!=) & BELIEVE me, "if i didn't need the money" (you can hear & download this song for FREE here;) http://www.templetonthompson.com/istillfeel.cfm , i wouldn't be using kickstarter, this is a way for me to make this project FLY & to GIVE you something back in return for your INCREDIBLE & GENEROUS SUPPORT!!=) dreamin' BIG, workin' hard & havin' faith here in TN=) ~~you can hear & download my song, "BELIEVE," for FREE, here, http://www.templetonthompson.com/thirdthursday.cfm

    JOY & GRATITUDE,

    tt=)

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    an AUTOGRAPHED POSTER of yours truly;) with handwritten lyrics of one of my original songs + EVERYTHING listed in the previous rewards: signed "i remember you" album, T~SHIRT, download of new IBH album before it's released, signed hard copy of new IBH album, download of unreleased original tune, autographed DOWNLOAD CARDS & name on ONLINE IBH liner notes=)

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    YOUR NAME in the "icy blue heart" HARD COPY ALBUM LINER NOTES!! + a SIGNED hard copy of our limited edition ONSITE cd, featuring myself AND my singer/songwriter husband, sam gay, on lead vocals=) + EVERYTHING listed in the previous rewards: signed "life on planet cowgirl" album, "hippie chic cowgirl philosophy," poster, "i remember you" album, T~SHIRT, download of new IBH album before it's released, signed hard copy of new IBH album, download of unreleased original tune, autographed DOWNLOAD CARDS & name on ONLINE IBH liner notes=)

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    an AUTOGRAPHED hard copy of my "life on planet cowgirl" & my "life on planet cowgirl SKETCHES" (guitar/vocals & stories behind the LOPC songs) cd SET (we only have a few "sketches" left & we will not reprint them, once they’re gone, they’re gone=) + EVERYTHING listed in the previous rewards: YOUR NAME in the "icy blue heart" HARD COPY ALBUM LINER NOTES, signed limited edition ONSITE cd, "hippie chic cowgirl philosophy," poster, "i remember you" album, T~SHIRT, download of new IBH album before it's released, signed hard copy of new IBH album, download of unreleased original tune, signed DOWNLOAD CARDS & name on ONLINE IBH liner notes=)

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    a SIGNED hard copy of my "girls & horses" ALBUM (which is ONLY available as a download card at this time, i only have a few left & that's thanks to some GREAT friends who came across a few albums the other day that were hiding in a box in their garage=) + EVERYTHING listed in the previous rewards: SIGNED "life on planet cowgirl" & "life on planet cowgirl SKETCHES" cd SET, YOUR NAME in the "icy blue heart" HARD COPY ALBUM LINER NOTES, SIGNED limited edition ONSITE cd, signed "hippie chic cowgirl philosophy," poster & "i remember you" album, T~SHIRT, download of new IBH album before it's released, signed hard copy of new IBH album, download of unreleased original tune, signed DOWNLOAD CARDS & your name on ONLINE IBH liner notes=)

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    a SIGNED "templeton thompson's jane" LIMITED EDITION Breyer model which includes a SIGNED hard copy of my "happy yee~halidays" enhanced CD with my "girls & horses" music video (music cd is packaged with jane's Breyer model=) + EVERYTHING offered in the previous rewards: SIGNED hard copy of "girls & horses," "life on planet cowgirl" & "life on planet cowgirl SKETCHES" cd SET, YOUR NAME in the "icy blue heart" HARD COPY ALBUM LINER NOTES, signed limited edition ONSITE cd, "hippie chic cowgirl philosophy," poster & "i remember you" album, T~SHIRT, download of new IBH album before it's released, signed hard copy of new IBH album, download of unreleased original tune, autographed DOWNLOAD CARDS & your name on ONLINE IBH liner notes=)

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    I WILL COVER THE SONG OF YOUR CHOICE (within reason) and UPLOAD THE VIDEO to my Templeton Thompson YOUTUBE CHANNEL!!=) + this reward includes EVERYTHING offered in the $500 reward level: AUTOGRAPHED hard copy of "girls & horses," "life on planet cowgirl" & "life on planet cowgirl SKETCHES" cd SET, YOUR NAME in the "icy blue heart" HARD COPY ALBUM LINER NOTES, SIGNED limited edition ONSITE cd, "hippie chic cowgirl philosophy," poster & "i remember you" album, T~SHIRT, download of new IBH album before it's released, signed hard copy of new IBH album, download of unreleased original tune, autographed DOWNLOAD CARDS & your name on ONLINE IBH liner notes=)

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    COME TO NASHVILLE & SPEND A DAY with me & my hit songwriter ROCKSTAR husband, co~writer, producer, engineer, web guru & graphic designer, sam gay, in a songwriting session workshop…between us, we’ve had songs recorded by REBA MCENTIRE, JO DEE MESSINA, LITTLE TEXAS, SHERRIE’ AUSTIN, BRYAN WHITE, MONTGOMERY GENTRY, RICKY VAN SHELTON, JOHNNY RODRIGUEZ & MORE=) we’ll hang out on NASHVILLE'S MUSIC ROW, create & have some good food to boot!!=) + this reward includes EVERYTHING offered in the $500 reward level: AUTOGRAPHED hard copy of "girls & horses," "life on planet cowgirl" & "life on planet cowgirl SKETCHES" cd SET, YOUR NAME in the "icy blue heart" HARD COPY ALBUM LINER NOTES, SIGNED limited edition ONSITE cd, "hippie chic cowgirl philosophy," poster & "i remember you" album, T~SHIRT, download of new IBH album before it's released, signed hard copy of new IBH album, download of unreleased original tune, autographed DOWNLOAD CARDS & your name on ONLINE IBH liner notes=)

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    a THIRD THURSDAY SESSION on my Templeton Thompson YOUTUBE CHANNEL & ON MY WEBSITE, catered to YOU, YOU pick the tunes!! (within reason & up to 3 songs) + this reward includes EVERYTHING offered in the $500 reward level: AUTOGRAPHED hard copy of "girls & horses," "life on planet cowgirl" & "life on planet cowgirl SKETCHES" cd SET, YOUR NAME in the "icy blue heart" HARD COPY ALBUM LINER NOTES, SIGNED limited edition ONSITE cd, "hippie chic cowgirl philosophy," poster & "i remember you" album, T~SHIRT, download of new IBH album before it's released, signed hard copy of new IBH album, download of unreleased original tune, autographed DOWNLOAD CARDS & your name on ONLINE IBH liner notes=)

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    a GORGEOUS, ONE~OF~A~KIND, ORTHO~FLEX SADDLEWORKS western saddle!! y'all, this reward just blows me away since it has nothing to do with me & everything to do with horses & music & how horses continue to make the world smaller & SO MUCH BETTER!!=) it was music & horses that introduced us to our ROCKSTAR ANGELS at ortho~flex saddleworks! & i am AMAZED at how they have GENEROUSLY DONATED a GORGEOUS, ONE~OF~A~KIND western saddle for me to include in one of my reward packages!! copy & paste this link to see this FABULOUS saddle, http://www.ortho-flex.com/Scratch&Dent/Scratch&DentSaddles.htm & then scroll down to the 3rd saddle on the page, THAT'S IT! (& don't let the words "scratch & dent" fool you, this is a BRAND SPANKIN' NEW SADDLE!=) it's the SO6082 Caliente Ranch Saddle 16" & it's AWESOME!! it normally retails for almost $5,000! i'm over the moon excited! & of course, with this reward, you'll also get EVERYTHING listed in the $500 reward package=) MUCHO GRATITUDE from the bottom of my hippie chic cowgirl heart to our ORTHO~FLEX SADDLEWORKS angels!!! YEE HA y'all!!=) i can't wait to find out who gets this FABULOUS saddle! ~~(this estimated delivery date is for the SADDLE & SOME of the items listed in this reward, PLEASE refer to my FAQ section for further information=)

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    ME, PLAYIN' music in YOUR LIVING ROOM!!! (or location of your choice; fancy, covered air~conditioned or heated areas, depending on the weather are definitely ideal;)! this will be an acoustic duo, house concert show with me & sam (my ROCKSTAR hubs!=) ~~ if you are more than 3 hours from our place, you will ALSO HAVE TO PAY for our TRAVEL (fuel and/or flights) & LODGING (1 hotel room) =) this show will have to be scheduled around our pre~existing performance dates (you can see my performance schedule at templetonthompson.com ) ~~ + this reward includes EVERYTHING offered in the $500 reward level: AUTOGRAPHED hard copy of "girls & horses," "life on planet cowgirl" & "life on planet cowgirl SKETCHES" cd SET, YOUR NAME in the "icy blue heart" HARD COPY ALBUM LINER NOTES, SIGNED limited edition ONSITE cd, "hippie chic cowgirl philosophy," poster & "i remember you" album, T~SHIRT, download of new IBH album before it's released, signed hard copy of new IBH album, download of unreleased original tune, autographed DOWNLOAD CARDS & your name on ONLINE IBH liner notes=)

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    ME & SAM & BAND PERFORMING songs from the "icy blue heart" album & SOME of my ORIGINALS=) ~~ distance from our place DOES NOT apply here, you will also have to PAY for ALL TRAVEL fees (fuel and/or flights), LODGING (3 hotel rooms), SOUND, LIGHTS, all the necessities for puttin' on a proper shindig;) this will need to be scheduled around our schedule as well as the other players'/performers' schedules, sam & i will be in touch with you in regards to sound requirements et al=) + this reward includes EVERYTHING offered in the $500 reward level: AUTOGRAPHED hard copy of "girls & horses," "life on planet cowgirl" & "life on planet cowgirl SKETCHES" cd SET, YOUR NAME in the "icy blue heart" HARD COPY ALBUM LINER NOTES, SIGNED limited edition ONSITE cd, "hippie chic cowgirl philosophy," poster & "i remember you" album, T~SHIRT, download of new IBH album before it's released, signed hard copy of new IBH album, download of unreleased original tune, autographed DOWNLOAD CARDS & your name on ONLINE IBH liner notes=)

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