The Light & The Dark: Delta Rae's First Independent Release

A project in Nashville, TN by Delta Rae

Funding Successful

You can't have the light without the dark. There are two sides to Delta Rae. Each deserves their own album. Join us.
Backers: 5160
Average Pledge Per Backer: $87

Funded: $451,458 of $30,000
Dates: Jul 1st -> Aug 30th (60 days)
Project By: Delta Rae
music +Suggest

Suggest Tags

Begin typing to search or pick from a list. You can add multiple tags at the same time!
Saving your suggestions...
Suggestion Saved Successfully
Thank you for your help! The Kicktraq gnomes will get to work on your suggestions very soon.

Please keep in mind not all suggestions may be used, and repeated re-submissions may result in being rejected automatically (and we don't want that to happen).

If you have any questions, have a good idea for a tag, or a more in-depth suggestion - please feel free to let us know!

Hrm... something went wrong.
Hey, bad things happen to the best of us. Don't worry, the gnomes have been dispatched. Maybe try again in a little while.



current pledge level
Last Updated: August 30 @ 12:02 -0400 GMT


of goal
funding period ended


trending toward
Trends are not projections.


of goal

(loading your very own snazzy kicktraq chart)

(loading your very own snazzy kicktraq chart)

(loading your very own snazzy kicktraq chart)

(loading your very own snazzy kicktraq chart)

(loading your very own snazzy kicktraq chart)

Now you can share!

Help your backers reach your daily goals and help others see how you're doing. It's easy, with Kicktraq Mini.

Here are a few quick snippits of code you can use to embed your personalized widget on your website, in your blog, and even on your favorite forum.

HTML for websites & blogs

BBCode for forums
Copy BBCode

Reddit code for... well, Reddit
Copy Reddit Code

Special Note: Kickstarter recently disabled remote embedding for images on project pages, so embedding code doesn't work on project pages (yet) - just everywhere else.

You can read more about it here.
Latest News

Folk-Rock Group DELTA RAE Discuss Their Brand New Album, 'The Light,' Appreciation For Their Fans, Kickstarter and More!

March 27th - via:
Last week on March 20th, Delta Rae released their third album entitled ‘The Light” via an incredible response on Kickstarter. The overwhelming response raised over 15x the original goal and saw the band become the 5th biggest music Kickstarter campaign! (Read More)


August 29th - via:
34 HOURS REMAIN. We are now the #6 Music Kickstarter of All Time. In the past 3 days we've had over 1,000 new backers and you've blown past ALL of our stretch goals! You all are the most incredible community and we're so grateful. We are now so... (Read More)

Update #13 - Stretch goal reached in 24 hours! ONLY 66 HOURS REMAIN + Final releases from "The Spark and Shadow Sessions" ♥️

August 27th - via:
Wow. Only 66 hours left in this incredible campaign and you've blown our minds yet again! Yesterday morning we were at 2,925 Backers and we set a stretch goal that if we reached 3,250 backers we would make an additional ACOUSTIC ALBUM and give it to... (Read More)

Update #12 - Final Stretch Goals with 4 Days Left!

August 26th - via:
Hello Dear Backers! In the final 4 days we want to offer you a chance to get TWO MORE ALBUMS just by convincing a friend to donate. We are currently at 3,036 Backers! (It went up by almost 100 since this morning! Amazing.) But, if you help spread the... (Read More)

Q&A: Meet your Packapalooza headliner, Delta Rae

August 22nd - via:
As Packapalooza approaches on Saturday, Aug. 24, Technician talked to Brittany Hölljes, the lead singer of Packapalooza headliner Delta Rae. (Read More)

Update #11 - A message from Liz - "Never Coming Back" (The Spark & Shadow Sessions)

August 21st - via:
I grew up in a one parent household in Northern California. Dad decided to move to the other side of country once my parents split up and mom achieved the near impossible, working more than full time while doing a fantastic job raising all three of... (Read More)

Update #10 - "Any Better Than This" (The Spark & Shadow Sessions)

August 20th - via:
Dear Backers, One of my favorite songs is the George Gershwin standard, Summertime, popularized by Ella Fitzgerald. I love how much it feels like the season it describes — both the music and the lyrics reinforcing the sultry, soothing rhythms of a... (Read More)

Update #9 - A message from Brittany - "Come Back Alive" - The Spark & Shadow Sessions

August 19th - via:
Hello my darling ones. For all of you who’ve waited for the darkness to come, it’s here now. In fact, it’s the witching hour. A child sleeps under their covers. The house is eerily quiet but for the sound of the rocking chair on the porch,... (Read More)

Update #8 - "No One Will Miss Me" - The Spark & Shadow Sessions

August 15th - via:
Dear backers,  I've been wanting to release this song since I began writing it over four years ago. It's one of the few songs that arrived in one fell swoop as I was battling a night of depression alone in my apartment in North Carolina in 2015. I... (Read More)

Update #7 - "Shadows of Vegas" - The Spark & Shadow Sessions

August 14th - via:
The Spark & Shadow Sessions - For the next two weeks we will reveal some of the songs you can expect to hear on our forthcoming albums, The Light and The Dark. We hope you’ll cast this shadow toward fellow fans, friends and family, to give... (Read More)

Update #6 - Introducing "Take Me There" + The Spark & Shadow Sessions

August 13th - via:
Dear backers, The Spark & Shadow Sessions — For the next two weeks we will reveal some of the songs you can expect to hear on our forthcoming albums, The Light and The Dark. While the band was together in Nashville we took a few days for a... (Read More)

Update #4 - First Opry Performance as an Independent Band

August 12th - via:
Happy Monday everyone! Only 18 days left in this miraculous campaign, and we are so excited to end with a bang! Before we reveal more details about The Light and The Dark, we wanted to share a behind-the-scenes story with you. 12 days ago we got to... (Read More)

UPDATE #3 (PART II) - Over $300K Funded!! + Secret Music Video

August 9th - via:
ARE YOU KIDDING!?! Over $300,000 raised. Over 1,000% funded. Over 2,500 backers. You have now made us one of the most funded Music Kickstarter Campaigns of ALL TIME! We are so beyond grateful at this point that words hardly seem to do it justice...... (Read More)

Update #3 - SO CLOSE to milestone $300,000!

August 7th - via:
Wow, we are so incredibly close to our second stretch goal of $300,000! This is truly amazing! With $300,000 we will make 3 music videos for The Light and 3 music videos for The Dark. Thanks to all of you we can finally reclaim our ability to make... (Read More)

Update #2 - Our biggest dreams for Delta Rae (Stretch Goals)

July 29th - via:
We are nearing the halfway point in our miraculous Kickstarter campaign to fund our first independent release of sister albums: The Light & The Dark. In the first 29 days we have raised nearly 1,000% percent of our initial goal, WHICH IS... (Read More)

Update #1 - The week that changed our lives forever

July 8th - via:
Last week, we announced to the world that we were leaving Big Machine Label Group and going independent again. We were nervous. We didn’t know what to expect. You all blew our minds.  Here is a glimpse behind the scenes of the incredible and... (Read More)

Taylor Swift Fans Support Indie Band Who Split From Big Machine

July 2nd - via:
Delta Rae announced they were leaving Big Machine and raising money for a new album. Within hours, Taylor Swift fans helped them shatter their goal. (Read More)

If you have additional news that doesn't appear here, shoot us a link!
Performing maintenance. Some data may be briefly unavailable but is being collected and will be applied shortly.