Steve Grand was a tad humble when it came to a Kickstarter campaign funding his first album. The Southern gent though it would take a whole month to reach his $81K goal. Lolz, it took only 17 hours for fans of the gay country star to pledge $118K -- about $6.8K an hour! --and that figure's still on the rise.
In less than two days, Grand's Kickstarter became one of 32 (out of over 27,000 music projects on Kickstarter) to garner more than $100,000 in funding. If this isn't the perfect story of a grassroots movement supporting an openly gay independent artist without a label, than we don't know what is.
"My fans have done it again," Grand said. "They're a game changer. They've been the driving force at every step in my career, from making 'All-American Boy' go viral to making this record possible. I am amazed and grateful."
Steve can rest easy knowing that the album will definitely be made.
"But there's really no limit on how high we can fly," added Grand. "If we have the money to market and promote the album properly."
Watch Grand charm fans in his Kickstarter video and in a music video for his new single, "Back to California," posted below.