Long time Texas & Red Dirt singer/songwriter and promoter Kent Finlay passed away this morning.  Finlay was the owner of Cheatham Street Warehouse in downtown San Marcos.  Finlay booked many a Texas/Red Dirt and Americana artist before other venues would give them a chance.  Cheatham Street was also where George Strait cut his teeth early in his career.

The Randy Rogers Band recorded the Finlay penned song 'They Call it The Hill Country'. The band paid homage to Finlay on Facebook today.