Music historian and critic Robert Oermann reviewed the first single and title track from The Night You Wrote That Song: The Songs of Mickey Newbury, writing “for poetic artistry and meditation, we present Gretchen Peters”:
GRETCHEN PETERS/The Night You Wrote That Song
Writer: Mickey Newbury; Producer: none listed; Publishers: none listed; Scarlet Letter
– This is the title tune of Gretchen’s forthcoming (in May) album saluting the repertoire of her fellow Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame member Mickey Newbury. He was always an outstanding poet and her languid, soulful alto brings out every nuance in this waltzing ballad’s wistful, meditative lyric. As a massive fan of both of these troubadours, I was in heaven during each and every note of this. I urge you to listen.
To read the review on the original site, visit Music Row Magazine.