Gil McKinney launches debut album campaign with Kickstarter

Gil McKinney launches debut album campaign with Kickstarter 2

After receiving endless requests from fans, much-loved actor and singer Gil McKinney launched a Kickstarter campaign yesterday to support the release of his debut album!

Impressively, in less than 24 hours, the project reached its $12,000 goal. Gil, who starred as Henry Winchester in Supernatural, didn’t even need to sell his soul.

At the time of writing, 256 people have backed the campaign with a huge total of $14,568 pledged so far. It’s clear that a Gil McKinney album is very much in demand.

Explaining the musical venture on his Kickstarter page, Gil said: “Over the years, I have been lucky enough to begin building a fan base by attending conventions as a guest for the hit TV shows Supernatural and Once Upon a Time. It’s at these conventions that I have been able to perform for and meet so many wonderful people from all over the world. Many of whom have encouraged me to record an album.

Well the time has come to make this dream a reality. My hope is to get into the studio and have this album available by May of 2017. I will collaborate with the most talented musicians I know and bring on singer/songwriter, Jason Manns, to help produce it. Join me on this adventure, and I will work hard to deliver something very special to you!

You can help fund Gil McKinney’s campaign here on Kickstarter. As a thank you for your contribution, Gil is offering various rewards which vary depending on how much you donate. Perks range from digital downloads to an international private concert.

Here at CelebMix, we’ve pledged our support. Gil seems genuinely overwhelmed by the love he’s received and it’s fantastic to see his talent being recognised. With an incredible voice, Gil is sure to impress with his debut album and we can’t wait to hear it.

The project’s goal may have been met but every dollar helps so why not get involved? It’s your chance to get your hands on some exclusive Gil McKinney goodies. Make sure you follow @GilMcKinney on Twitter to keep up to date with his latest projects.

Have you backed Gil McKinney’s Kickstarter campaign with a donation? What do you want to hear from his debut album? Let us know over on Twitter @CelebMix!

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Written by Mark Willis

When I'm not writing articles or travelling through time and space in the Tardis, I love singing along to Avril Lavigne and other pop/rock music. I also enjoy hunting demons with Sam and Dean Winchester! Twitter: @MarkWillis1993