Wednesday, July 16, 2014
– Country Standard Time is launching a Kickstarter campaign
to cover the Americana Music Festival in September in Nashville.
CST is launching the effort to raise $5,500 to send a reporter and photographer to Nashville to cover the annual event.
"Country Standard Time is one of the leading web sites covering country, bluegrass and Americana music," said CST's founder Jeffrey B. Remz. "From Willie and Kacey Musgraves to Lee Ann Womack and Rodney Crowell, we focus on the music in a serious way and hopefully enlighten the public about what makes it great or not ranging from indie to major label artists."
"We are grassroots, independently-owned," said Remz. "No big media corporation behind us. We pride ourselves on telling you like it is for more than 20 years for free. And with the music biz in a long-running tailspin, we are asking our readers to step up to the plate."
With Kickstarter campaigns, contributors receive many rewards for their support. They would include everything from participating in phone interviews with musicians to receiving exclusive photographs and access to YouTube videos before the public can.
CST wants to send one of our leading writers, Lee Zimmerman, to cover the Festival with reviews, social media and video. Lee's from Miami and has freelanced for Blurt, Goldmine, No Depression, American Songwriter, M Music & Musicians, New Times, Elmore, Relix, CBS Watch, Bluegrass Situation and SyndicatedNews.NET.
Photographer Alisa Cherry, who would also cover the AMAs, has been published in New Times, Elmore, Blurt and Goldmine.
Country Standard Time must raise the money by Aug. 3.