Chely Wright launches Kickstarter for new album

Chely Wright KickstarterPhoto: Kickstarter 

Hey, look who's ready to get back to the business of making music.

Following in the footsteps of other country artists who have successfully funded new albums by asking fans for money (internet busking as one Gab reader put it), Chely Wright has launched a new Kickstarter campaign in the hopes of doing the same. 

I’ve been writing a lot of songs in the past few years and I'm ready to start recording my next album. I need your help.

We’re officially kicking off my Kickstarter Campaign. I will make a record in the same way I’ve always made records—using the best musicians, the best engineers and recording in the best studios available. The only difference this time around is that we are choosing to harness the “power of the people” to fund my album.

For my past couple of releases, the budget for simply producing and manufacturing my records has been around $200,000. And then, the record label invests hundreds of thousands more in marketing and promotion. When I was on major labels, these dollar amounts were nearly doubled.

So what I’m saying is that I want to make a great album of great songs and to do that, we need to reach our goal.

So far Chely's raised a little over $47,000 of her $175,000 goal with 42 days to go so good luck going out to Chely. 

If you'd like to contribute, just visit Chely's Kickstarter here