CMT Edge: Gretchen Peters Paints a Visceral Picture in Blackbirds

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Just over four months ago, Peters was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, and in January she joined an even more elite group of writers who’ve been selected as honorees in the Poets & Prophets interview and performance series at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

“You’re very aware of both of those things,” she reflects, “that you really just need to breathe it in and enjoy this, because this happens once. … With the Songwriters Hall of Fame, the build-up to it is so big and it’s such a big deal. My whole family was here and everything. If I didn’t have something to focus on in the future, afterwards I might have felt like, ‘What happens now?’”

To read this interview in its entirety, view it at CMT Edge.