Listen to Gretchen live in the studio on Ralph McLean Country this Friday night at 8PM GMT.
Listen to an in-studio session with Gretchen & Barry Walsh on the Dutch Radio 6 program NPS Roots between 8-9PM CET.
Wine, Women & Song (Gretchen Peters, Suzy Bogguss & Matraca Berg) will be doing their first US show outside of Nashville on February 24 at Eddie’s Attic in Decatur, GA. One show only – tickets on sale now!
The UK double CD compilation “Bandaged Together”, a fundraiser for the UK charity Children In Need, was released today and includes a track by Gretchen. It can be found at all major Tesco stores in the UK, ordered online here, or downloaded from iTunes. Gretchen recorded the song “When You Wish Upon A Star” with Viktor Krauss on bass, Christine Bougie on lap steel, and Barry Walsh on glockenspiel.
Gretchen has a track on the new Bandaged Together CD, a compilation for the UK charity Children In Need. She has recorded the classic Disney song “When You Wish Upon A Star”, by Ned Washington and Leigh Harline, with Viktor Krauss on bass, Barry Walsh on glockenspiel, and Christine Bougie on lap steel. The CDcan be ordered here starting 9 November. £6.50 from the sale of each CD will benefit The BBC Children in Need Appeal. Many thanks to Terry Wogan, Hellen Bach and Norman Macintosh for making it happen.
New video posted – The Cowboy Train with Tom Russell, Paul Zarzyski, Wylie Gustafson, Sourdough Slim, Barry Walsh & Thad Beckman.
Gretchen’s report on the Cowboy Train for BBC Radio 4’s “Front Row” with Kirsty Lang can be heard here.
A little bit of video from the Silverton-Durango train with the awesome Sourdough Slim.
Listen to a Voice Of America interview with Gretchen about Mary Travers of Peter, Paul & Mary.
Gretchen will be playing live on KPIG’s “Please Stand By” at 10AM Sunday morning, Sept. 6. You can listen live at KPIG.
Last night the Just Plain Folks Awards were held at the Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville, TN. The judges for these indie awards screened over 42,000 albums and 560,000 songs, making these the largest music awards of any kind in world history. Gretchen was nominated in ten categories (a record) and won the following awards:
Best Holiday Album: Northern Lights
Best Country Album: Burnt Toast & Offerings
Best Live Album: Trio
Songwriter of the Year
Gretchen also performed on the show; closing the night out with “To Say Goodbye” and “Independence Day”.
Gretchen has received an amazing 10 nominations for the Just Plain Folks awards this year. The judges for these indie awards screened over 42,000 albums and 560,000 songs, making these the largest music awards of any kind in world history. The awards take place tonight in Nashville. Gretchen’s nominations are as follows:
country album of the year: Burnt Toast & Offerings
holiday album of the year: Northern Lights
live album of the year: Trio
contemporary song of the year: “Breakfast At Our House” & “This Town”
country song of the year: “Ghost”
holiday song of the year: “Northern Lights” & “Waitin’ On Mary”
traditional holiday song of the year: “(Charlie’s) Angels” & “Christmas Time Is Here”