Personalities | Mickey Newbury | Nashville & Beyond | Country
(Songwriter, vocals, 1940–2002)
Houston, Texas-born Milton Sim Newbury Jr. was a contemporary of Kris Kristofferson; and, like Kristofferson, he greatly expanded the thematic and emotional parameters of country songwriting in the late 1960s and the 1970s with his intensely introspective songs. ‘Sweet Memories’ (recorded by Willie Nelson, among others) and ‘American Trilogy’ (popularized by Elvis Presley) are two of Newbury’s best-known compositions.
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