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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

Gretchen Peters Interview – Reinterpreting The Songs Of Her Hero

I spoke to Alison Dewar at Six Shooter Country recently about the new album and other things. Here’s an excerpt from the interview: You’ve said that having recorded this album, it had inspired your own songwriting – how does that work? I think every time you sing someone else’s song, especially if you sing it … MORE

Gretchen Peters Pours Herself into Album Honoring Mickey Newbury (review)

No Depression reviewed The Night You Wrote That Song: The Songs of Mickey Newbury. An excerpt: Following 2018’s virtuosic set Dancing with the Beast, Gretchen Peters releases her tribute to Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame member Mickey Newbury, who died in 2002 after releasing a number of albums, his songs recorded by such luminaries as … MORE

Song Premiere – Leavin’ Kentucky

Ahead of the digital release of The Night You Wrote That Song: The Songs of Mickey Newbury tomorrow, The Bluegrass Situation has premiered another track from the album, “Leavin’ Kentucky”. “This song was one of the first ones of Mickey’s I ever heard, and the line ‘the road down to Nashville’s like crystal and stone’ … MORE

In Conversation With… Gretchen Peters (Off The Record UK)

Here’s an excerpt from a recent interview with Off The Record UK: Had you always known that you wanted to put out your own music, even though you did start as a songwriter? I feel like you’ve recently hit this gorgeous niche in your music with your recent albums. It’s funny you say that because, … MORE

Think Country: Interview With Gretchen Peters Ahead Of New Album Release

I talked to Lesley Hastings of Think Country recently about Mickey Newbury and The Night You Wrote That Song – here’s an excerpt: LH  I know that this album has been a labour of love and has been many years in the making.  Would you say, in part, that is because reinterpreting another artist’s work brings … MORE