Mixtape: Colton Gentry’s Third Act by Jeff Zentner

Crushed on by Christy Jane, on April 10, 2024, in Mixtape, New Releases / 0 Comments

Mixtape: Colton Gentry’s Third Act by Jeff Zentner

Anytime music and books collide, I’m instantly in. Well, not always instantly because country music is not my fav but Jeff Zentner is so here I am talking about his adult debut, Colton Gentry’s Third Act, which releases on April 30th! Since country music isn’t my jam (ha), I decided to give Jeff’s country playlist a pop punk makeover.

And if you are Jeff Zentner fans like we are, you may want to know you can order a signed and/or personalized copy from Parnassus Books (deadline April 23rd).

Mixtape: Colton Gentry’s Third Act by Jeff Zentner

Colton Gentry's Third Act

by Jeff Zentner
Published by: Grand Central Publishing
on April 30th 2024
Genres: Adult, Contemporary
Pages: 399

"A story of love, healing, and second chances ” (Emily Henry) following a down on his luck country musician who, in the throes of grief after a shocking loss, moves back home and rekindles a relationship with his high school sweetheart, from award-winning author Jeff Zentner.

Colton Gentry is riding high. His first hit in nearly a decade has caught fire, he’s opening for country megastar Brant Lucas, and he’s married to one of the hottest acts in the country. But he’s hurting. Only a few weeks earlier, his best friend, Duane, was murdered onstage by a mass shooter at a country music festival. One night, with his trauma festering and Jim Beam flowing through his veins, Colton stands before a sold-out arena crowd of country music fans and offers his unfiltered opinion on guns. It goes over poorly.

Immediately, his career and marriage implode. Left with few choices or funds, he retreats to his rural Kentucky hometown. He’s resigned himself to has-been-dom, until a chance encounter at his town’s new farm-to-table restaurant gives him a second shot at a job working in the kitchen with Luann, his first love, who has undergone her own reinvention. Told through perspectives alternating between his senior year of high school, his time coming up with Duane as hungry musicians in Nashville, and the present, COLTON GENTRY’S THIRD ACT is a story of coming home, undoing past heartbreaks, and navigating grief, and is a reminder that there are next acts in life, no matter how unlikely they may seem.

Pop Punk Mixtape Makeover

I won’t give away the story because y’all should read it but I did pick a set of songs that flows with the storyline and vibes. I devoured this book pre-release and am excited for it to be out in the world soon! Check out my remix below and let me know – what kind of music is your jam?

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