Hats Off To Ray Wylie

An all-star tribute to troubadour Ray Wylie Hubbard

Ray Wylie Hubbard – Photo: Mary Keating-Bruton


Rodney Crowell, Charlie Musselwhite, Bobby Bare, Tom Russell, James McMurtry and others contribute

The Messenger: A Tribute to Ray Wylie Hubbard, a new collection from Eight 30 Records, is now available digitally and scheduled for a physical release in coming weeks.

The compilation features performances by Rodney CrowellBobby BareCharlie MusselwhiteTom Russell, James McMurtry, Terri Hendrix, Jonathan Tyler

The album (GET HERE) serves as a companion to Brian Atkinson’s new book The Messenger: The Songwriting Legacy of Ray Wylie Hubbard, published by Texas A&M University Press.

Ray Wylie will be playing at Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion in a couple of weeks, stay tuned for our take on his show – other dates HERE.

The Messenger: A Tribute to Ray Wylie Hubbard  track list:

James McMurtry • The Messenger

The Band of Heathens • Drunken Poets Dream

Ray Benson • Easy Money Down in Texas

Charlie Musselwhite • Resurrection

Bobby Bare • Snake Farm

Radney Foster • Screw You, We’re from Texas

Tom Russell • Dust of the Chase

Tim Easton • Conversation with the Devil

Scott Biram • Chickens

Slaid Cleaves • The Sun Also Rises

Walt Wilkins • Wishbones

Shinyribs • Whoop and Hollar

Rod Picott • Portales

Jon Dee Graham • Mother Blues

Terri Hendrix • Without Love

Chris Fullerton (feat. Slaid Cleaves) • Stone Blind Horses

Jonathan Tyler • Wanna Rock and Roll

Rodney Crowell • In Times of Cold 

Produced by Jenni Finlay and Brian T. Atkinson

Mastered by Fred Remmert in Austin, Texas


An all-star tribute to troubadour Ray Wylie Hubbard

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Author: Rob Dickens

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