03.21.14 Steve Grand’s “All-American Boy” debut album in top 5 most-funded music projects
Steve Grand’s “All-American Boy” Debut Album in Top 5 Most-Funded Music Projects in Kickstarter’s History – As Campaign Enters Final Week
Note: See latest video message from Steve to fans, posted Thursday:
March 21, 2014 — GrandFam has made history again. Fans have put openly gay independent artist Steve Grand’s Kickstarter campaign on the list of top 5 most-funded music projects in Kickstarter’s history. This milestone was reached March 20, as the campaign looks ahead to its final week.
The “top 5” milestone joins a long list of fans’ accomplishments:
· Just 17 hours after the Feb. 26 launch, fans busted through Steve’s $81,000 goal.
· On March 6, the project became one of the top 10 most-funded music projects in Kickstarter’s history.
· On March 20, the project hit the top 5 most-funded music projects.
The campaign now has 3,500+ backers and has raised more than $235,000 – with 8 days to go.
In a message to fans this week, Steve said:
"When we started this campaign three weeks ago, we had a goal to make just enough to produce this album. But you've made it clear that the sky is the limit. I've been reading your comments on the Kickstarter page. You've challenged me to see how far we can go, to use every dollar now to promote this message to an even bigger audience, to make our voices heard on a global stage -- and to come to your hometown and see you on tour!”
Back to California: http://youtu.be/qOoWIsy_dFU
Quick Bio: Not long ago, Steve Grand was a little-known Chicago singer-songwriter. But that changed July 2, 2013, when his self-funded music video, “All-American Boy,” posted to YouTube. The song — about unrequited love between two men — went viral, accumulating more than 2.8 million views, landing Steve in the national spotlight and catapulting the song to Buzzfeed’s list of the “24 Most Brilliant Music Videos from 2013.” Steve has been hailed as a “viral sensation” and one of America’s “first openly gay country stars.” Steve released a second single, “Stay,” then a third, “Back to California,” which offers a sneak peek at his first full-length album due out this spring. More info is available at SteveGrand.com.