Last month, Jo Dee Messina launched a Kickstarter campaign to give fans the chance to help her fund her next album, "My Time Our Music." Just last week, Jo Dee posted to Facebook about the fact that she was scared that the Kickstarter wasn't going to be successful.
Here's an interesting question / thought…. I was talking to my husband about all the things going on in our life right now. I love hanging with him. He is my friend as well as my husband.
I told him I was getting concerned about the kickstarter campaign. I can feel the pressure building up as we get closer to the end. With 10 days left and more than half $ left to raise, I said I wasn't sure what to do. He asked "Did you pray about it?" I responded with "I've been praying so hard for a miracle for my Mom, it seems wrong to pray about this." he had mentioned that people pray about work all the time. I laughed and said something to the effect of, yeah but look at my job. It seems a bit selfish doesn't it ?
I tell you about this intimate conversation because I'm torn. I really want this campaign to be successful, but, I think it's going to take something coming out of the blue to make it happen. If I had to pray for just one miracle, it would be that my Mom gets better.
Fingers crossed for the campaign.
Well apparently Jo Dee must have taken her husband's advice and did a little praying because word came this morning in the form of a press release saying that she had managed to raise all the money she was hoping to raise … and she's still got until Sunday before the campaign officially ends.
Congrats to Jo Dee.
Here's the official announcement:
get their hands on new JO DEE
MESSINA music, her fans have reached and exceeded
her Kickstarter goal of $100,000, thus securing the recording of her
latest album. Over the course of 30 days, fans—known as “Team
JDM”—rallied behind the country music sensation and showed their
support through pledges, shares and kind words.
the goal, an excited Messina noted that the project has become
more than backing an album; it’s a testament to the limitless possibilities of
artist and fan collaboration.
are the ones that make music possible. They are the ones that come to the
shows, request the songs, and get the records. When I first started the
campaign, many folks didn't get it. The ones that took the time to learn about
it got that this project is something we are all doing together. Once again the
fans have shown their love and loyalty. I am truly grateful.”
Want to be a
part of the team? Jo Dee’s Kickstarter officially ends
Sunday, June 23 at 9pm EDT, so there’s still time for fans to
and become a backer to receive unique rewards including the new record itself.
All money raised above the $100,000 goal will go toward promotion of the