A little over a month ago, openly gay singer/songwriter Steve Grand launched a Kickstarter campaign to finance his first album, "All-American Boy."
He asked for $81,000.
Last night, the campaign ended at $326,593 - more than quadruple what Steve had requested, making it the third most-funded music project in Kickstarter's history, as well as Kickstarter's most-funded music project by a musician never affiliated with a record label.
Steve writes on his campaign page that he will use the additional funds to promote the album.
A few hours before the campaign ended, he posted this emotional video to thank his supporters:
Later, he created this message for his supporters:
"Back to California" is the first song and music video from the new album.
I look forward to purchasing Steve's first album due out later this spring.