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Mickey Newbury (May 19, 1940 - September 29, 2002) was an American singer-songwriter for Acuff-Rose Music, a critically acclaimed recording artist, and a member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Born Milton Sims Newbury, Jr. in Houston, Texas. As a teenager, Mickey Newbury sang tenor in a moderately successful vocal group called The Embers. The group opened for several famous performers, such as Sam Cooke…

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  • You must seek out the recording "Nights When I Am Sane" from 1994. It is the only pure, unadulterated record of Mickey Newbury ever made. A straight representation of who he was in concert on the most pure and personal level. Just him and Jack Williams, both on guitar. There's no overbearing string orchestra to be heard. With nothing but six strings, a powerful whistle, and his voice, he takes you on a dark, dark journey. You can see the exact same live recording on DVD with "Live at the Hermitage".
  • Surely one of the greatest songwriters ever to have lived. A name that deserves to be shouted from rooftops forever.
  • One of the very greatest. I'm working no a much-needed collection of his chords/lyrics. Drop me a line if anyone cares to help out: http://mickeynewburychords.blogspot.com/.
  • CunninLynguists-Georgia <3 Great Man.
  • @whateveralesme: Guess the idiots are already here.
  • p4k'd. Here come the idiots.
  • he's brilliant!
  • buck sergeant newbury!
  • Newbury > Van Zandt. And that says a hell of a lot, really.
  • Frisco Depot is devastating.

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