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Steve Grand Thanks “GrandFam” For Making Him Third Highest-Funded Music Kickstarter Ever

Steve Grand And Hilton Kick Off Northalsted Market Days With Special Event In ChicagoOut underwear model “country singer” Steve Grand becomes the official gay Macklemore this week, raising well over a quarter million dollars on Kickstarter to jumpstart his career without interference from a record label.

The 23-year-old Chicago native began the campaign in February after enjoying viral YouTube success with his debut single “All American Boy”. He sought to raise $81,000 and nearly doubled that in the first 24 hours. He promised to use excess funds for radio promotion.

On Sunday, Grand’s campaign concluded with $326,593, making it the third highest-funded music Kickstarter campaign in history.

In a message to his “GrandFam” (see what you created?), Grand says that he’s “grateful beyond measure” and “truly moved by what you’ve done.”

“You’ve given me all the motivation I need to work my heart out for you,” he said. “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.”

Grand’s debut album is expected to drop this summer.

By:           Matthew Tharrett
On:           Apr 1, 2014
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  • 5 Comments
    • Wingfield
      Wingfield

      Kudos to him but this IS NOT the third highest kickstarter funded project. It’s not even in the top 50 or probably top 100 even. Maybe top 3 lgbt kickstarter? I dunno but you got some bad information on this one queerty.

      Apr 1, 2014 at 1:45 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Matthew Tharrett
      Matthew Tharrett

      @Wingfield: He is the third highest-funded in the music category. The post has been updated to be more accurate:

      https://www.kickstarter.com/discover/advanced?category_id=14&sort=most_funded

      Apr 1, 2014 at 2:09 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • JimboinLA
      JimboinLA

      Well there better be a dance track.

      Apr 1, 2014 at 11:18 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • UWSguy
      UWSguy

      he seems I like a cool guy. cant wait to buy the album

      Apr 1, 2014 at 11:28 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • brianmovie
      brianmovie

      That’s great, it’s good to see a openly gay person in country music.

      Apr 2, 2014 at 10:35 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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