It's been almost three years since Jason Michael Carroll released his last album, 'Numbers,' but the wait for new music is hopefully almost over, thanks to Carroll's loyal fans.

The North Carolina native has launched a Kickstarter campaign, with a goal of raising $40,000 to record a new project.

"Music has never been a choice for me," Carroll explains. "For as long as I can remember, my life has revolved around making music and performing. I’ve been blessed with the opportunity to travel the world and share my songs, and none of it would be possible without you, my amazing fans. That’s why I’m asking you to help me now as I set out to make my next album."

The singer-songwriter says the money will cover various expenses, including recording, marketing, video shoots and radio promotion.

"This time, I’m making you my record label, and with your help, we can make this record happen and spread the music even further," he tells his fans. "Your support means the world to me, and I truly believe that together we can show everyone that good music and great fans are all that we need."

Carroll isn't the first country artist to use Kickstarter to record a project. Jo Dee Messina, Whitney Duncan, Ryan Bingham and Ty Herndon have all used the fund-raising website to help record new music.

Carroll is already more than halfway to his goal. Incentives for pledges include advance downloads, an autographed CD, tickets to a show, dinner with Carroll and an acoustic house concert. All money must be pledged by April 3. For more information, or to make a pledge, click here.

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