Local country singer needs help with new album

One week left to make pledges ensuring new album, gifts and merchandise

Beth Marie Anderson hopes people will make a pledge this week to pre-order her upcoming album.

Beth Marie Anderson hopes people will make a pledge this week to pre-order her upcoming album.

Local country music singer Beth Marie Anderson has invested everything she has in making a first-rate album, but she needs a little help to bring it to fruition.

Anderson recorded the music for her new album in Nashville, and had master musicians contribute like Lady Antebellum’s piano player and Keith Urban’s drummer.

In order to raise some funds to complete the album, Anderson launched a campaign on the online fundraising platform Indiegogo in August, where fans make pledges and receive gifts in return. But with only one week left she is reaching out for some help.

“It’s looking really grim but at the same time everyone is really last minute,” she said. “And I realize that times are not that great.”

People can pledge as little as $5 which will get them a thank-you card from Anderson and her crew in Nashville.

Twenty Five dollars will get the same card as well as a signed copy of the new album and two free downloads from her Open Road album.

Other contributions will receive hand-made earrings, vocal lessons, personal concerts, t-shirts and more.

For those that make pledges this week, they will also be entered for a chance to win a memory book created by Anderson, with a behind-the-scenes look at the recording process, lyrics and photos, including some goofy shots of her and country star Michelle Wright.

Anderson is hoping for $8,000 to put the finishing touches on the album, but every little bit helps, she said.

“If I don’t get the money I don’t know exactly when I’ll be able to release (the album) if at all next year.”

Anderson is hoping that fans can pre-order the album on Indiegogo this week which will enable her to release the album this Spring.

The deadline to help her raise funds on Indiegogo is Nov. 9. Visit www.indiegogo.com/bethmariemusic for more information and to make pledges.