Eight 30 Records will release The Messenger: A Tribute to Ray Wylie Hubbard digitally this Friday, August 16. The superlative new collection features performances by a who's who of Americana music including Rodney Crowell (“In Times of Cold”), Bobby Bare (“Snake Farm”), Charlie Musselwhite (“Resurrection”), Tom Russell (“Dust of the Chase”), James McMurtry (“The Messenger”), Terri Hendrix (“Without Love”), Jonathan Tyler (“Wanna Rock N Roll”) and more.

“We're so proud of this record says Jenni Finlay, who co-produced the record with label co-owner Brian T. Atkinson. “We are so excited to celebrate one of our very favorite songwriters and humans alive today.” Additionally, James McMurtry and his band served as the “house band” on several key tracks on the album which is scheduled for a physical release later this fall. Click here to listen to the album now.

THE MESSENGER James McMurtry
DRUNKEN POETS DREAM The Band of Heathens
EASY MONEY DOWN IN TEXAS Ray Benson
RESURRECTION Charlie Musselwhite
SNAKE FARM Bobby Bare
SCREW YOU, WE'RE FROM TEXAS Radney Foster
DUST OF THE CHASE Tom Russell
CONVERSATION WITH THE DEVIL Tim Easton
CHICKENS Scott Biram
SUN ALSO RISES Slaid Cleaves
WISHBONES Walt Wilkins
WHOOP AND HOLLAR Shinyribs
PORTALES Rod Picott
MOTHER BLUES Jon Dee Graham
WITHOUT LOVE Terri Hendrix
STONE BLIND HORSES Chris Fullerton (feat. Slaid Cleaves)
WANNA ROCK AND ROLL Jonathan Tyler
IN TIMES OF COLD Rodney Crowell