Gretchen Peters

Born 14 November 1962.
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Gretchen Peters - Interview with Simon Mayo

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Gretchen Peters (born November 14, 1957 in Bronxville, New York) is an American singer and songwriter. She was born in New York and raised in Boulder, Colorado, but moved to Nashville in the late 1980s. There, she found work as a songwriter, composing hits for Martina McBride, Etta James, Trisha Yearwood, Patty Loveless, George Strait, Anne Murray, as well as for rock singers Neil Diamond and co-writing songs with Bryan Adams. She won the Country Music Association Song Of The Year award for McBride's "Independence Day" in 1995. She was twice nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Country Song, in 1995 and 1996, and was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Original Song in 2003.

In addition, Peters has released seven studio albums of her own. The title track of her 1996 debut album The Secret of Life was later recorded by Faith Hill in 1999.

Peters' induction into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame was announced in July, 2014.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Hello Cruel World

    Hello Cruel World 2012

    Reviewed by Ninian Dunnett
    Nashville songwriter delivers unusual craft in her own fine voice.
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