03.25.14 Fans “united” in final week of Steve Grand’s Kickstarter campaign
Fans “United” in Final Week of Steve Grand’s Kickstarter Campaign
March 25, 2014 — With four days left, fans are fueling a final-week push to make openly gay independent artist Steve Grand’s Kickstarter campaign finish strong. In a message to fans today, Steve encouraged fans to comment about their vision of what is possible in a united world.
“United we can stop hiding and be who we really are - whoever that may be,” said one fan.
“United, we can show the world what it means to have liberty and justice, FOR ALL,” said another.
“United we can create a more loving and accepting world! We are not only living in history but we are making it,” said a third.
The campaign to fund Steve’s debut album now has 3,800+ backers and has raised more than $254,000 – with 4 days to go. Today’s response mirrors the enthusiasm that Steve’s fans, known as GrandFam, have shown from the start of this campaign:
· 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.
In a message to fans, Steve said:
"You’ve blown me away with your generosity! You’ve also made it clear that you have HIGH EXPECTATIONS for what we’ll do with this album. You want OUR MESSAGE of love and inclusion promoted to an even wider audience. You want to see this album compete on a playing field with artists backed by major labels. And you want to see us on tour in YOUR hometown. … Nothing is more important to me than honoring the faith you’ve placed in me to make a great album."
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.