On February 24, Mickey was inducted into the Texas Heritage Songwriter’s Association along with rock and roll legend, Mr. Buddy Holly.
Andrew Pattison, former owner of the famous “Troubadour” music club in Melbourne, Australia, arranged for Mickey to perform there in 1984. Thirty-four years later, in late 2018, Mr. Pattison arranged for the recording of a Newbury tribute by 14 artists, including Kristina Olsen and Doug Ashdown. Titled “Country Folk Sing Mickey Newbury,” the album includes Newbury songs from the sixties, seventies and eighties.