Hoosier 'Voice' runner-up starts campaign to record new album

Addison Agen at The Mayan Theatre in Los Angeles, CA on November 16, 2017 -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)
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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WTHR) β€” Indiana native and "The Voice" runner-up Addison Agen is working on a new album.

The 18-year-old launched a Kickstarter campaign to help fund the project. She announced the news on Twitter Sunday.

"Hey everyone, I just launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise money for record my NEW RECORD!" she wrote in the tweet. "Thank you so much for sticking with me and waiting so patiently for this."


Agen, who is from Fort Wayne, made it all the way to the finale with coach Adam Levine on Season 13 of "The Voice." She ultimately lost to Chloe Kohanski, who was coached by Blake Shelton.

According to the Kickstarter campaign page, she started recording an album immediately after returning home from the show but ultimately decided not to release it.

"The music wasn't ready, and neither was I," she said.

But that has since changed. Agen has written a whole new album of songs with themes of nostalgia, acceptance, hopefulness and joy.

"The music is written and ready," she said. "But I need your help to bring it to life."

The campaign has a $30,000 goal. The money will be used to record the album, create physical copies, pay for promotion and distribution, and fund travel and lodging.

As of Monday morning, nearly $11,000 had already been raised.

The singer-songwriter will begin recording Jan. 31, 2020.

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