Nashville singer, songwriter and best selling author, Robert Hunter is will be performing and signing copies of his new novel Relapse: A Love Story at Bookworks in Albuquerque!
The reclusive rocker with an alt-country vibe who gave us the songs “Wasted and Sober,” and “Outta My Mind”, appeared destined to will his way into the music industry with a plan and a purpose. Afterglow was a record that seemed to defy all the latest trends, its sound gritty and authentic. Robert Hunter then scored with his hits “Gone for Good” and "Ditto Baby." Both reached the FM bands and garnered over one hundred thousand music video views--on an independent label.
Admist all Robert Hunter's musical success, his wife Becky had been diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer, just before the release of Afterglow. Robert says it sent him sideways but also inspired him.
“Becky's just the most loving, patient and kind girl I’ve ever known. Life is so unfair. But Becky doesn’t see it that way. She never did. Those were the darkest days of my life.”
“It’s strange because I was supposed to be the one trying to save her. But she was, all along, saving me. She told me not to give up, to keep writing and publish this crazy story I’ve been working on--Relapse. And to make another record. Eventually, I had no choice but to listen. Becky was bald--and beautiful--and promising me that everything was going to be OK,” he remembers.
While in recovery, Robert and Becky focused on the road ahead. They disappeared to the mountains several times, got lost on purpose, and gained a lot of perspective. There Robert finished the novel he says is, “Absolutely the most ludicrous thing you will ever read. But Becky endorses it.”
He got a publisher, finished the new record in Nashville, and then started to plan a fifty states in fifty two week tour, as per Becky's request.
The nationwide “Relapse + Revival” tour is about much more than promoting a book and a record. It’s a chance for the dynamic pair to see the whole country and have a grand adventure – just like Becky hoped for, when she was in treatment.
Now Becky is in remission – and the future has never looked brighter! The couple have been on the road since March 31, 2018, on their adventure visiting thirty four states for more than 48,000 miles in their RV!
Admission is FREE and guests will receive a FREE copy of Robert’s album Revival with each Relapse book purchase.
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