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The Night You Wrote That Song #1 on UK Official Country Albums Chart

The Night You Wrote That Song: The Songs of Mickey Newbury appears at the top of the UK Official Country Albums Chart this week. I’m so proud and thrilled that this little record has found so many fans and it makes me especially happy to know that a lot of them are discovering Mickey Newbury’s music … MORE

The Night You Wrote That Song – #1 on the Folk Chart

I’m thrilled to announce that The Night You Wrote That Song: The Songs of Mickey Newbury is the #1 song on the Folk Chart this month! I’m so grateful to all the folk DJs for playing the album and making this possible. Mickey Newbury’s music has been a big source of inspiration to me since I … MORE

Gretchen Peters Repays a Debt to Mickey Newbury

I spoke to Geoffrey Himes for The Nashville Scene recently about Mickey Newbury and The Night You Wrote That Song. An excerpt: Peters wasn’t interested in copying Newbury’s original arrangements. Those versions are still out there for anyone who wants to find them. Just by bringing a female voice to songs that were mostly recorded … MORE

Gretchen Peters Pays an Iconic Tribute to Her Hero Mickey Newbury (review)

Off The Record has reviewed The Night You Wrote That Song; here’s an excerpt: Peters has wholly brought herself and her own sonic landscape to this record. It is masterstroke, taking a true artist to pay in equal part homage to her hero, but also completely bringing herself and her inner psyche to the reinvention … MORE

Gretchen Peters The Night You Wrote That Song: The Songs of Mickey Newbury (review)

Country Standard Time posted a review of The Night You Wrote That Song. Here’s an excerpt: Her version of “The Night You Wrote That Song” is beautifully melancholy and highlighted by Dan Dugmore’s sweet country pedal steel guitar and waltzing rhythm, and just a touch of piano. Many of Newbury’s songs (“An American Trilogy,” made … MORE

Nashville Legend Gretchen Peters Continues to Make an Impression (Interview)

I spoke with Mary Andrews of Glide Magazine recently about Mickey Newbury, the new album, songwriting and other things. Mary also interviewed Susan Newbury-Oakley, Mickey’s widow, about the project. Susan Newbury (Newbury’s widow) described Peters’ tribute to Mickey. “Her delivery is intimate.She has lived through the same experiences and that transfers into every nuance of … MORE

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

The Rocking Magpie reviewed The Night You Wrote That Song; here’s an excerpt: Peters is honest enough to not mess around too much with the arrangements of these classics, instead giving them a feminine bent; and her decision to record these songs in familiar territory—namely the very same studio in which Newbury recorded many of … MORE

The Night You Wrote That Song – AllMusic review

Thom Jurek of AllMusic has published a review of The Night You Wrote That Song: The Songs of Mickey Newbury. Here’s an excerpt: Peters delivers gorgeous versions of classics such as “She Even Woke Me Up to Say Goodbye,” “Just Dropped In (To See What Condition What My Condition Was In),” “Heaven Help the Child,” … MORE

A Letter To Mickey Newbury

Recently No Depression asked me to write about why Mickey Newbury resonates so strongly with me. I decided to write him a letter. Here’s an excerpt: I was heading upstream, looking for the headwaters of a river the scope of which I barely comprehended. I traveled without a compass or a map. I went from point … MORE

The Night You Wrote That Song: Exceptional New Album From Gretchen Peters (review)

Lyric Magazine reviewed The Night You Wrote That Song: The Songs of Mickey Newbury – here’s an excerpt: Some exceptional artists like Brandy Clark, Lori McKenna, and Gretchen Peters write so well that their songwriting can overshadow their skill as performers. (The Nashville Establishment wrongly believes that women over 40 are not marketable, so some … MORE