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Get Back to the Country with Gretchen Peters
There are few American country singer-songwriters as respected commercially and critically as the great Gretchen Peters. Not only have her compositions been recorded by some of the biggest names in country music, but she's also established herself as an acclaimed solo artist in her own right.
If you've never experienced the soulful country sounds of the great Gretchen Peters live -- or if you just want to see her again -- you're in luck. She's is headed on the road again, and you can get tickets for her England performance dates. You can catch Gretchen at the Phoenix Arts Centre in Exeter, St. George's in Bristol, The Stables in Milton Keynes and at the Royal Hall in Harrogate.
Martina McBride's smash single "Independence Day" was penned by Peters and earned the country singer a CMA award. The CMA award was only the beginning of Peters' success as she was also inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame later in her career. Peters' life is all about music, so much that she is also married to her longtime musical collaborator, Barry Walsh.
Gretchen Peters, one of the great American singer-songwriters, is actually not a Southern native. She was born in the New York City suburb of Bronxville. Taking an early interest in folk and country sounds, though, she moved out to Colorado as a teenager and began performing in that state's music scene, earning rave reviews for her performing chops. After years touring and performing in Colorado, she headed out to Nashville in an attempt to establish herself as a singer-songwriter.
Once Peters moved to Nashville, her career as a songwriter began to take off -- her songs were recorded by artists such as Anne Murray and George Strait. It was her composition "Independence Day" that brought her to mass attention. The gritty, emotional country song became a massive hit when Martina McBride's version was released.
With her songwriting career in bloom, she moved into recording her own music, releasing her debut The Secret of Life in 1996 and then a self-titled follow-up five years later. Since then, Peters has released five more acclaimed solo albums, including One to the Heart, One to the Head with singer-songwriter Tom Russell. She's also continued to work as a songwriter, penning tunes for Patty Loveless and Neil Diamond, among others.
Gretchen Peters' songs have been recorded by many of the biggest names in popular and country music (everyone from Trisha Yearwood to Etta James to Bryan Adams), but she's also put out several acclaimed solo records. Her debut, The Secret of Life, had the hits "When You Are Old" and "The Secret of Life," as well as her version of "Independence Day." More recently, Peters has released the fan-favourite albums Northern Lights and Hello Cruel World.
Those fans who get their hands on Gretchen Peters tickets are in for an evening of tremendous, traditional country music. The celebrated singer-songwriter's trademark melodies and introspective lyrics are acclaimed for their live power, and her voice is as Southern-strong and as clear as anyone else from the great Nashville tradition.
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