Scheduled for release on January 29, 2016, The Essential Gretchen Peters is a double album which includes both a retrospective of Peters’ best work chosen from a 20 year recording career, and rarities never before released. Disc One of The Essential Gretchen Peters features a handpicked selection of tracks from past releases, plus brand new recordings of two of Peters’ best loved songs: “On A Bus To St. Cloud”, and “When You Love Someone”, here performed as a duet with cowriter Bryan Adams. Disc Two contains rare tracks, many never before released, which illuminate Peters’ songwriting and recording journey since 1996, and will delight both the completist and the diehard fan. The early work tape for her song “Five Minutes”; a live, full band version of “Woman On The Wheel”; an unreleased performance of the Ben Bullington song “Ring Around The Moon”, performed by Peters and husband/coproducer/pianist Barry Walsh; and an unreleased work tape of “Blackbirds”, sung as a duet with cowriter Ben Glover are just a few of the highlights on Disc Two. With liner notes written by esteemed rock critic and Bruce Springsteen biographer Dave Marsh, The Essential Gretchen Peters is just that – an essential piece of work from a fearless and creative singer-songwriter.