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Doug L Posted - 07/08/2011 : 14:41:14
...is to listen to Mickey Newbury sing.
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BarbraG Posted - 07/11/2011 : 16:36:51
He really, really sang that one, didn't he ? wow ..

San Diego Posted - 07/10/2011 : 16:41:12
Joe and Doug, wish I could draw hearts on my computer. Love, Ro
Bob C Posted - 07/09/2011 : 09:33:47

Thanks for the link Doug and Joe thanks for the info..!!
Joe Z Posted - 07/08/2011 : 18:11:53
Nice post, Doug. Mickey was simply the best of the best.

The scene is taken from "The Door Is Always Open" guitar pull, a special TV program, aired on November 5, 1984. The show was a tribute to Sue Brewer, a Nashville mentor to struggling singers and songwriters, who died of cancer in 1981. Taped Oct 10-11, 1984 at the Grand Ole Opry House, the program was created by Waylon Jennings and Jack Thompson.

The full show includes several performances:
Kris Kristofferson - Sunday Morning Comin’ Down
Webb Pierce - There Stands The Glass
Mac Vickery - Honky Tonk Wine
Willie Nelson - Gotta Get Drunk
Roger Miller - In The Summertime
Faron Young - Hello Walls (with Willie Nelson on guitar)
Buck Trent - Banjo Instrumental
Little Jimmie Dickens - Take Me As I Am (Or Let Me Go)
Harlan Howard - Busted
Mickey Newbury - Sweet Memories (Willie assisting on guitar)
Merle Kilgore - She Went A Little Bit Farther
Hank Williams Jr. - All My Rowdy Friends
Mac Wiseman - Jimmy Brown The Newsboy
Waylon Jennings - Nashville Bum
Basil MacDavis - Talks

Also includes 60s pictures of Nashville stars and a pic of Mick signing with Acuff Rose.

As mentioned above, the show was a tribute to Sue Brewer. The following two paragraphs are taken from C&S and refer to Nashville in the sixties, AKA Paris in the twenties:

Now and then, Mickey would drop in at the Boar's Nest, "a place," Mick explained, "where you can get together with people and rap.” On a typical evening, Kris Kristofferson, Webb Pierce, Willie Nelson, Roger Miller, Faron Young, Harlan Howard, Waylon Jennings and Little Jimmie Dickens might come by for a cool one. (The Boars Nest from the “Dukes of Hazzard” TV program was named in honor of Sue's place, and Waylon sang the show’s theme song.) The place was home to Sue Brewer, a single mother, who opened her home, heart and pocketbook to many a struggling singer. Artists congregated at Sue's home to share songs, stories and friendship.

“I was one of Sue’s struggling songwriters in the early sixties,” Mick remembered. “Sue not only worked nights as Manager of George Jones’ Possum Holler (a Nashville nightclub), but she also worked for Faron Young’s Music City News to help support all of us.” And Kristofferson added, “Sue’s place is one of the special shrines to the soul of country music. If it hadn’t been for the Boar’s Nest, I know I would never have written the songs that I did.”

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