Jo Dee Messina fans have helped the country singer achieve a major accomplishment. In less than 30 days, the singer raised more than her $100,000 goal towards the recording, production and promotion of her new album through her Kickstarter campaign.
After Messina left her longtime label Curb Records last year due to a contract dispute over creative control, the singer took to Kickstarter and encouraged fans to pledge what they could to help Messina “make the music you want, because you’ll be a part of it!” In 28 days, nearly 900 fans from around the world had pledged over $112,000 with less than 48 hours left (as of press time) to help Messina record and distribute her next project. Messina assured that any money over the $100K goal would go towards promoting the record.
Messina took to her Facebook page on Thursday to thank fans for their support.
“I have to start by thanking every single one of you that believed in my crazy idea,” she writes. “To those who TOOK THE TIME to read what it was about. Give your input on song selection. Those who cared enough to join the team and be a part of something unique and exciting. I am truly grateful. This is YOUR record.”
Messina offered a long list of rewards for her backers including a digital download copy of the album, a CD copy, autographed copy, merchandise, VIP concert experiences and more. Two backers pledged $7,500 where they will enjoy dinner prepared by Messina and her husband Chris at their house, while two others pledged at least $10K to receive a private acoustic concert by Messina and her band.
Fans who haven’t had a chance to pledge have until Sunday (June 23rd) to do so by visiting Messina’s Kickstarter campaign.
No exact release date has been set, but the album is expected to be released sometime this fall.
Author: Buddy Iahn
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