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The Night You Wrote That Song: The Songs of Mickey Newbury

by Gretchen Peters

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bobbymac824 Unbelievable compilation of the most beautiful songs from this great songwriter! Gretchen sings from her heart! Favorite track: Three Bells For Stephen.
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mjlaverty54 This just may be the most Beautifully recorded Album of all time. Gretchen Peters captures Mickeys songs like they were her own. Lush arrangements but not overly done. All the Musicians are on top of their game. Her vocals, well what can you say about the voice! I must admit that I had forgotten about Mickey. Thanks to Gretchen his songs live on.
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wildelmocat I was introduced to Mickey Newbury by The Midnight Special on WFMT Chicago when the double album Live at Montezuma Hall/Looks Like Rain came out. Gretchen Peters has captured the essence of Mickey Newbury even though some of my favorite Newbury songs were, of necessity, not included in this collection. Favorite track: She Even Woke Me Up To Say Goodbye.
The Sailor 05:05
Wish I Was 03:53
Frisco Depot 04:38


released May 15, 2020

Gretchen Peters: vocals, acoustic guitar (“Why You Been Gone So Long”)
Barry Walsh: piano, organ, accordion, clavietta, vibes, vocals
Will Kimbrough: acoustic and electric guitars, resonator guitar, charango, mandolin
Dave Roe: upright & electric bass
Eamon McLoughlin: violin, viola, cello
Dan Dugmore: pedal steel guitar
Charlie McCoy: harmonica
Neilson Hubbard: drums (“Leaving Kentucky”)
Bryan Owings: drums (“Why You Been Gone So Long”)
Kim Richey, Barry Walsh: vocals (“Why You Been Gone So Long”)
Buddy Miller: harmony vocal (“Frisco Depot”)
Wayne Moss, Dee Moeller, Robert Lucas, Will Kimbrough: gang vocals (“Why You Been Gone So Long”)

Produced by Gretchen Peters and Barry Walsh
Recorded at Cinderella Sound, Madison, TN by Robert Lucas
Mixed by Robert Lucas at Lucasound Studio
Mastered by John Baldwin

photography/art direction/design: Joshua Britt

Special thanks to Wayne Moss

For my mother, Ann Peters, who loved Mickey’s sad songs almost more than mine


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Gretchen Peters Nashville, Tennessee

For two decades, Gretchen Peters has been one of Nashville's most beloved and respected artists. A 2014 inductee into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, Peters has accumulated accolades as both songwriter and artist. Her latest album, The Night You Wrote That Song: The Songs of Mickey Newbury (May 2020), is a loving tribute to another Hall of Fame songwriter. ... more


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