Happy birthday, Mickey Newbury

A great songwriter whose works have been covered by such icons as Willie Nelson, Roy Orbison, Elvis Presley, BB King, Solomon Burke, Tom Jones, Jerry Lee Lewis, David Allan Coe, Waylon Jennings, Roberta Flack, Charlie Rich and Gene Clark. He was also one of the original Nashville rebels, challenging the conventions of traditional Country Music.

And then of course there’s this classic best known for the cover done by Kenny Rogers and The First Edition

Several Newbury were recently released by indie tastemakers Drag City Records, including the fantastic ‘Frisco Mabel Joy. http://www.dragcity.com/artists/mickey-newbury

Newbury also has the distinction of having written four Top 10 singles on four different charts simultaneously, in the late 60s


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