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Gretchen Peters – Interview and Gig Review

I begin my interview with Gretchen Peters on a congratulatory note. She has just scooped International Album and Song of the year (2015) at the inaugural UK Americana Awards in London. Back in 1995 she won best song of the year at the Country Music Associations with “Independence Day”. So twenty years on with 10 albums to…
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Nashville’s Gretchen Peters Tops UK Country Chart with ‘Blackbirds’

UK-based Proper Records is celebrating after acclaimed country star Gretchen Peters’ new album Blackbirds took the #1 spot in the UK Official Country Artists Albums Chart. So far the album has notched up over four weeks in the Country Chart …
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Gretchen Peters – Blackbirds

Like many artists, Gretchen Peters turned to music in a time of pain for her eighth studio release, “Blackbirds.” The newly minted Nashville Songwriters Hall of Famer penned Martina McBride’s iconic “Independence Day” and Faith Hill’s “The Secret Of Life.” The 11 track collection is a graceful, yet unsubtle take on aging and…
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Gretchen Peters in Poet & Prophet Songwriter Series Jan. 24 at Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum

Newly inducted member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Gretchen Peters will share stories and songs in the acclaimed songwriter series Poets and Prophets: Legendary Country Songwriters, at the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum, Saturday, January 24, …
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Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Announces Inductees

John Anderson, Paul Craft, Tom Douglas and Gretchen Peters will be inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in October, according to an announcement made today by Pat Alger, chair of the organization’s Board of Directors. The four new …
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Gretchen Peters – Hello Cruel World

With a list of singles credits as impressive as “Independence Day,” “The Secret To Life,” and (my favorite) “A Bus To St. Cloud” to her credit, Gretchen Peters has carved out a name for herself as one of Nashville’s top tunesmiths. The only thing better than hearing others’ versions of her songs is having it come straight from the source, and after a few years’ away from the recording studio, Peters is back with a whole new batch of songs. These songs detail some of the challenges of life that we all have faced at one time or the other over the years. The lyrics are -a Peters hallmark – very deep, and will really hit home on a lot of levels. A few of the highlights include…
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