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The Messenger: The Songwriting Legacy of Ray Wylie Hubbard: Available Now

Brian T. Atkinson's The Messenger: The Songwriting Legacy of Ray Wylie Hubbard will be released on August 16 through Texas A&M University Press. The Messenger marks Atkinson's third book for TAMU Press following I'll Be Here in the Morning: The Songwriting Legacy of Townes Van Zandt (2012) and Kent Finlay, Dreamer: The Musical Legacy Behind Cheatham Street Warehouse (2016), co-written with noted author and Americana music producer and promoter Jenni Finlay.

CLICK HERE to purchase. The exciting new album features performances by Bobby Bare, Rodney Crowell, Charlie Musselwhite, James McMurtry, Tom Russell, Terri Hendrix and several more.

For more information: www.eight30records.com


Coming Soon:

Mickey Newbury Book Looks Like Rain in the Works!
Brian T. Atkinson signed a publishing contract for his forthcoming book on highly esteemed songwriter Mickey Newbury (Texas A&M University Press), Looks Like Rain: The Songwriting Legacy of Mickey Newbury


The Houston-born Newbury was known as a true songwriter's songwriter, penning classics like "I Just Dropped In (To See What Condidion My Condition Was In)," "San Francisco Mabel Joy" and "American Trilogy." Austin-based author Atkinson's fourth book tentatively will be released in 2021. 


His previous book include I'll Be Here in the Morning: The Songwriting Legacy of Townes Van Zandt (TAMU Press, 2012), Kent Finlay, Dreamer: The Musical Legacy behind Cheatham Street Warehouse (2016), co-written with Jenni Finlay, and the upcoming The Messenger: The Songwriting Legacy of Ray Wylie Hubbard (Fall 2019). For more information: briantatkinson.com or https://www.facebook.com/newburybook/