Ace Atkins

New York Times Best Selling Author

THE RANGER Soundtrack

For the last dozen years, readers have been asking me about putting together a soundtrack for each book. Since a ton of my inspiration and mood comes from music, I’ve long thought this to be a pretty good idea. The problem comes in wrangling all the legal rights to the songs and how and where to compile the music. I can make lists and you can search on your own, but there’s nothing like finding a complete album that was the basis, inspiration for a novel. So, I’ve finally found an easy way to make this work. The only catch is that you have to have iTunes version 10 to make this happen. If you don’t, download here. From there, it’s pretty easy. I’ve decided to kick this off with the music that provided the background music as I wrote my latest. For THE RANGER, it’s been the sounds of the North Mississippi Hill Country. This isn’t the blues you know from the Delta, but a rougher, rawer sound that feels just about right in Tibbehah County, Mississippi. DOWNLOAD THE RANGER SOUNDTRACK. Above photo from the great Bill Steber. For more of his work – including the cover of the 10th Anniversary Crossroad Blues — check out his website.

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