Gretchen Peters

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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 was inducted to the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame on October 5, 2014.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1996 The Secret of Life Gretchen Peters 2
2000 Gretchen Peters Gretchen Peters 2
2004 Halcyon Gretchen Peters 5 1
2007 Burnt Toast and Offerings Gretchen Peters 2
2008 Northern Lights Gretchen Peters 1
2008 One to the Heart, One to the Head Gretchen Peters with Tom Russell 1
2012 Hello Cruel World Gretchen Peters 1
2015 Blackbirds Gretchen Peters 2

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2010 Circus Girl: The Best of Gretchen Peters Gretchen Peters 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2005 Trio Gretchen Peters 1

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