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23(+) MAX Artist Partners’ Books

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We already know that the artists we work with are talented musicians, but did you know that a TON of our artist partners are also published authors? Check out our list of 23(+) MAX artist partners who have either written or contributed to books.

1. Alice Cooper

Does this count as a literary hat-trick? Alice Cooper has written an autobiography, an audiobook, and published a fiction collab with Neil Gaiman.

📖 Alice Cooper, Golf Monster
📖 Who I Really Am: Diary of a Vampire
📖 Last Temptation (collab with Neil Gaiman)

2. Ally Brooke

Ally Brooke talks faith, family, and finding her own way in this memoir.

📖 Finding Your Harmony

3. Anthony Hamilton

Anthony Hamilton contributed an essay to this anthology.

📖 Where Did Our Love Go: Love and Relationships in the African American Community

4. Clay Walker

Clay Walker took his hit song and turned it into a whole book!

📖 Jesus Was a Country Boy: Life Lessons on Faith, Fishing, and Forgiveness

5. Diplo

Diplo’s book is as beautiful as it is riveting - plus, if it’s good enough for the Harvard bookstore, it’s good enough for us.

📖 128 Beats Per Minute: Diplo's Visual Guide to Music, Culture, and Everything in Between

6. Ellie Holcomb

The multi-talented Ellie Holcomb writes books for adults and for children - we’re so impressed!

📖 Fighting Words Devotional: 100 Days of Speaking Truth into the Darkness
📖 Don't Forget to Remember (children’s book)
📖 Who Sang the First Song? (children’s book)

7. Granger Smith

Granger Smith, or rather his alter-ego, Earl Dibbles Jr., published an illustrated book that takes on the country mouse vs city mouse debate

📖 If You’re City, If You’re Country

8. Ivy Sole

Ivy Sole co-authored a book with fellow @UofPenn alum Dr. Brian Peterson

📖 The Good Grind

9. Jimmie Allen

Between writing music, recording albums, and winning awards, we’re not sure how he had time, but Jimmie Allen wrote a fantastic children’s book that we absolutely adore

📖 My Voice Is a Trumpet

10. Jon Secada

Jon Secada isn’t just one of the best selling Latin artists of all time, he’s also an author! His book is available in both Spanish and English

📖 Un Día Nuevo / A New Day

11. La Dispute

La Dispute released an accompanying book along with their Panorama album filled with annotated song lyrics, stories about their creative process, and photos from the recording studio

📖 Monuments in Plywood (songbook + stories about writing and recording)

12. Lauren Alaina

Lauren Alaina has a book - and a self-narrated audio book - coming out November 30th!

📖 Getting Good at Being You

13. Lecrae

Lecrae has two books out, and we were lucky enough to host the release party for I Am Restored on Set.Live!

📖 Unashamed
📖 I Am Restored: How I Lost My Religion but Found My Faith

14. Marc Broussard

Marc Broussard’s children’s book has an accompanying collection of lullabies, released on November 15th!

📖 I Love You for You (children’s book)

15. Mega Ran

Mega Ran serves up inspiration and a gripping life story in his memoir

📖 Dream Master

16. Melissa Etheridge

It’s been a little while since Melissa Etheridge released her autobiography… we’re keeping our fingers crossed for a new book and life update!

📖 The Truth Is . . .: My Life in Love and Music

17. Damian Kulash from OK Go

Damian Kulash of OK Go contributed an essay to this collection of break-up stories

📖 Things I've Learned from Women Who've Dumped Me

18. PJ Morton

We’re pretty sure PJ Morton released his book electronically because his shelves are full of so many awards he doesn’t have enough room for a physical book

📖 Why Can't I Sing About Love?

19. Jay DeMarcus

Jay DeMarcus (⅓ of @RascalFlatts) shares his personal journey in his book full of humor and heart

📖 Shotgun Angels: My Story of Broken Roads and Unshakeable Hope

20. Rick Springfield

Rick Springfield has worn many hats in his career: actor, artist, songwriter, and now, author. He has written a memoir, a novel, and an audiobook sequel to his novel!

📖 Late, Late at Night
📖 Magnificent Vibration
📖 World on Fire

21. Substantial

In this loving tribute, Substantial imagines the world as seen through his daughters’ eyes

📖 She Sees

22. Syleena Johnson

Syleena Johnson chronicles her journey to loving her body in this deeply personal and fiercely honest self-help book

📖 The Weight is Over: My Journey to Loving My Body From the Outside In

23. The Arcadian Wild

We weren’t going to include any songbooks, but these annotated lyric books by The Arcadian Wild are just too beautiful to leave out. Plus, they’re filled with stunning photography and handwritten annotations - any music/bibliophile is sure to fall in love

📖 Principium
📖 Finch in the Pantry

23(.5) Jamestown Revival

Jamestown Revival get an honorable mention for their album inspired by Louis L’Amour

📖🎶 Fireside With Louis L'Amour - A Collection Of Songs Inspired By Tales From The American West

BONUS: Stuart Todd Whitworth

We haven’t actually worked with Stuart Todd Whitworth (yet!) but this project is just too cool and we had to include it. If All Else Fails is a delightful melange of visual, auditory, linguistic, physical, and virtual arts that you just have to experience!

📖 If All Else Fails

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