Emily's Album Fund

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Raised by 57 people in 19 months

For my entire life, I've been in love with music. I've been writing songs since I was 9 and I taught myself to play guitar when I was 12. I've written hundreds of songs and made an effort to record a fraction of them in a makeshift music studio set up in my bedroom.

This coming summer will be my last full summer at home, so the timing is perfect. This summer I want to spend my last four months of freedom recording a full-length, professionally produced album.

Unfortunately, with the cost of post-secondary education these days, it's going to be difficult to afford studio time, CD production, distribution, and even the photo sessions for the album cover and booklet. That's why I'm here: I'm asking for some help from my family, friends, supporters, and music lovers in general (especially country music lovers!). With your donations, I can make this lifelong dream of mine a reality.

I’ll start working on the album in May 2017 and it will be released in the fall of 2017 (most likely October/November). If it goes according to plan, it'll consist of 12 tracks: 10 original country songs, and 2 covers of some very familiar and beloved country songs. An album has been my dream since I was 2 years old, and this is finally the perfect time to make it happen!

I'm hoping to raise $2,000 from this campaign, although the total costs of the album will be over $5,000. Any donations will be greatly appreciated. You'll be helping to make this country girl's wildest dreams come true, and I'll be forever thankful if you contribute, or even just share this page with your friends and followers!
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In case you haven't heard...

The album is almost complete! There are just a few finishing touches left before I can finally order the physical CDs and send the masters off to iTunes, Spotify, etc. for sale.

Here's what you should know:
- The album is called Something Beautiful
- It will be available worldwide on November 10, 2017
- If you would like a physical copy of the album, you can buy one at my album release party in Lewisporte on November 10, or from either of my parents in Norris Arm
- You can ALSO order one of just 50 exclusive autographed CDs at emilytaylorkelso.bandcamp.com/album/something-beautiful (where you can also stream or buy the album digitally)

I can't wait for you all to hear these songs. Thank you so much for supporting this project. I will never be able to repay you for what you've given me.

Love,
Emily
The album cover!!
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If you're thinking that it's been a long time since I posted an update, you're right! So I'm here to let you know that I haven't forgotten or abandoned this project.

My summer has been absolutely filled with music, as I predicted. This season at the Hann's Point Theatre Festival has been wonderful; starring as Loretta Lynn in "Honky Tonk Girl" has been a dream come true. When I haven't been at my job, I've been hard at work on the album.

It's really starting to come together now, and it sounds better than I could have predicted. I've been working on my vocals recently and I've only got a few songs left! In fact, there has been so much progress with the record that I've been able to confidently choose the album cover, title, track list, and release date.

I'll be revealing the specific release date and release day plans soon enough, and the album cover/title even sooner. As of right now, all I'll say is that the album will be out in mid-fall (!!!) and anyone who wants a physical copy should be able to buy one from me on the day it comes out!

I've said it so many times before, but it's so true. I wouldn't be able to do this without all of your help. I am so, SO thankful. Stay tuned for some exciting announcements in the near future!

Emily
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Update: the album is coming along so well! It's still in the early stages and there's so much work left to do, but I can already tell it's going to be better than I ever imagined it could be. I'm having the best time working at the Groove Den, and I'm so thankful to have such a great studio right here in Norris Arm!
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It's happening! I visited the Groove Den Recording Studio yesterday to start working on my album. I had an incredible first day and surprised myself with how much I managed to accomplish in one afternoon. This is going to be a great experience for me. To everyone who has donated so far: thank you from the bottom of my heart. I won't let you down!!
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May God bless you, for using the talents he has given you

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