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 Johnny Cash, Tammy Wynette, and Elvis Presley. In the supplementary info included in the pre-release package, Peters articulated her criteria for selecting each tune: Did I love it? and Did I think I could bring something of myself to it? Listening to these tracks, one quickly witnesses Peters’ sincere appreciation for Newbury’s oeuvre, and she does indeed bring something of herself to these pieces, at least stylistically, and occasionally in terms of depth and perspective.

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