In the end, 4,905 of you backed the Kickstarter project. You pledged a combined $326,593. You made it the No. 3 most-funded music project in Kickstarter’s history — and the No. 1 most-funded Kickstarter music project among musicians who have never been affiliated with a label. But most of all, you made it 100 percent clear to the world that united, we will make our voices heard. We will spread our message of love and inclusion to an even wider audience. And yes, as you said, we will change the world one song at a time. What can I possibly say that sums up my feelings at this moment?!?!?!? I’m overwhelmed. Grateful beyond measure. Truly moved by what you’ve done. But instead of struggling to come up with my own words, I’d rather quote some of YOUR words. I was so moved by your comments that we created a poster that celebrates the spirit of this Kickstarter campaign — YOUR spirit — by capturing the beautiful ways YOU described YOUR vision of what we can achieve together. Nobody says it like GrandFam. And to quote one of you who said it so eloquently, “United we can. United we DID!” Stay tuned, GrandFam. You’ve given me all the motivation I need to work my heart out for you. Nothing is more important to me than honoring the trust and love you’ve placed in me to tell honest stories, OUR stories, and to make a great album. I can’t wait to see you on tour later this year and give every one of you a giant hug. I love you! Steve
Hi Grand Fam!
I'm so excited to announce that I'm officially launching my Kickstarter campaign to fund my first ever full-length record—"All-American Boy."
I want YOU to be my record label so that my music and my message can remain authentic! So I am calling on all of you to support me in my Kickstarter campaign to make this album a reality!!!
When you go to my Kickstarter page, you'll find a variety of fun rewards I’m offering to everyone who supports this project. You can also help me get the word out by sharing this Kickstarter campaign with you friends, family, and coworkers, on Facebook and Twitter! The more we spread the word, the more likely we are to make this happen!
Recording and producing an album can be an expensive undertaking. Record companies often spend hundreds of thousands of dollars—millions for the bigger artists—producing and promoting an album. My goal is $81,000. That will allow me just enough to finish my record, create album art, package it, and film my next music video, which I plan to release on the same day as the album. If we can raise this money together, you can count on my album being out in May. And then I'll see you on tour!
You're the reason we've come this far, and what a journey it has been! So let's keep the momentum going and make this record together! Thank you so much for all your help and support!
I love and appreciate you all so much!
Thanks for all your love and support in 2013. You made it an unforgettable year in my life, and now I’m working hard to live up to the faith you’ve placed in me.
Every day I’m writing, writing, writing – and spending a lot of time in the studio. I’m so excited that we’ve launched this new website to keep everybody updated on what’s happening. From time to time I’ll use this space to blog about what’s going on – in the studio, at home or on the road. I won’t write every day, just when I’ve got something on my mind worth sharing.
So stay tuned.
Now here’s to the New Year. I hope 2014 brings you health and happiness!