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Tony Brown Receives National Recognition Through the NEW YORK CITY BIG BOOK AWARD®!

The NEW YORK CITY BIG BOOK AWARD recognized Elvis, Strait, to Jesus by Tony Brown in the category of Arts & Entertainment as a winner. Elvis, Strait, to Jesus was also recognized as a distinguished favorite in the category of Coffee Table Books.

The competition is judged by experts from different aspects of the book industry, including publishers, writers, editors, book cover designers and professional copywriters. Selected award Winners and Distinguished Favorites are based on overall excellence. Elvis, Strait, to Jesus compiles the iconic 40 year career of award winning music producer, Tony Brown. Designed by award winning designer, Rick Caballo of Dead Horse Branding, the book uses a stunning French Renaissance chair as the focal point to represent turning points and intersections in Tony’s career.​

“Putting this book together, and revisiting times and people in my life and career, was not unlike producing a record. It made me appreciate the “drive” I had that paid off in great friends and discovering great artists and songs. Melissa and Rick Caballo captured those moments with the perfect vibe and detail of my blessed life! Elvis, Strait, to Jesus has now won THREE awards and that puts such a great bow on the project… It was an unbelievable bonus to all the hard (but fun) work and I am totally blown away!” - Tony Brown

"In 2019, we had true worldwide participation. Book submissions were impressive this year as we collected from six continents: Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America and South America; cities such as Buenos Aires, Cairo, London, Moscow, New York; and across the U.S. We are so proud to announce the winners and favorites in our annual NEW YORK CITY BIG BOOK AWARD. Great book content can be found anywhere on the globe, whether created from an individual author or a major publishing house or irregardless what continent we find it. We are happy to highlight these books and share their achievements." - Gabrielle Olczak

Copies of Elvis, Strait, to Jesus can be purchased HERE

For more information about Tony Brown, please visit

For more information about Rick Caballo and Dead Horse Branding, please visit and

To see the list of winners, visit


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