This tribute CD is to one of Ronny's friends and accomplished song writer/performer, the late Mickey Newbury. Produced by another one of Mickey's close friends, Jack Williams, who also performs on the CD. Included are 12 great Mickey songs and 2 new ones of Ronny's.
From Jack Williams:
"I've been asked, by a few fans and friends of Mickey's music, about the new CD, "How I Love Them Old Songs - Ronny Cox Sings Mickey Newbury". I'll start by saying that Ronny knew Mickey well, and was among a great number of friends whom Mickey would call up, in the dead of night, just to sing his new songs on the speakerphone.,,The album is a real labor of love.
"There are some fans who were especially drawn to Mickey's rich and unique singing voice. It's important to understand that Ronny Cox makes no pretense at being able to interpret this music with anything like the voice Mickey had. (And who could sing it like Mickey? And why should one bother to try?) Ronny's love for the Songs themselves is abundantly clear from his sensitive interpretations. He's always been more of a storyteller than a singer, but he brings a sensitivity and an understanding to these familiar songs which I - and other listeners - find quite moving."
released January 1, 2007
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