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The Night You Wrote That Song (review)

My old friend Alan Cackett, founder of the UK country music magazine Maverick and country music historian, has posted an early review of The Night You Wrote That Song: The Songs of Mickey Newbury. An excerpt: Of all the female singers out there, Gretchen Peters is the only one that could have pulled off this ‘tribute’ to Mickey … MORE

Wide Open Country debuts “Why You Been Gone So Long”

Wide Open Country has debuted the second single from The Night You Wrote That Song: The Songs of Mickey Newbury, my upcoming album (May 15) of songs by one of my biggest songwriting heroes. UK fans may remember “Why You Been Gone So Long” from the Dancing With The Beast tour, where we played it … MORE

COVID-19 Show Cancellations

It is not in a performing artist’s DNA to cancel shows, but for the health and safety of everyone, I’m sorry to announce that we have had to reschedule our March and April tour dates. While we’re still working on the east coast dates that were originally scheduled for late March, the Texas dates have … MORE

What the Tornadoes in Nashville Revealed (The Atlantic)

If you follow me on social media, you probably saw my posts just after tornadoes ripped through Nashville early Tuesday morning. We were incredibly, unbelievably lucky – the twister cut through the alley behind our house, just a couple of houses away from us. We escaped with no damage. Hundreds of our neighbors were not … MORE

Nashville Songwriting Workshop announced

From August 13-15 I’ll be teaching a three day intensive songwriting workshop in Nashville. In my Songwriting From The Inside Out workshop, we’ll explore the process of songwriting—the art and the craft, and the delicate balance between the two. We’ll learn how to keep a sense of creative play and when (and how) to welcome … MORE

Review: The Night You Wrote That Song (single)

Music historian and critic Robert Oermann reviewed the first single and title track from The Night You Wrote That Song: The Songs of Mickey Newbury, writing “for poetic artistry and meditation, we present Gretchen Peters”: GRETCHEN PETERS/The Night You Wrote That Song Writer: Mickey Newbury; Producer: none listed; Publishers: none listed; Scarlet Letter – This … MORE

The Night You Wrote That Song pre-sale starts March 1

The pre-sale for my upcoming album The Night You Wrote That Song: The Songs of Mickey Newbury begins on March 1st! We’ve got bundles – CDs, vinyl, limited run T-shirts, vinyl test pressings – and every preorder comes with a “Gretchen sings Mickey” diecut sticker which you can slap on your guitar case or the … MORE

Rolling Stone: mesmerizing take on “The Night You Wrote That Song”

Rolling Stone has reviewed the first single and title track from The Night You Wrote That Song: The Songs of Mickey Newbury: “Peters has issued her mesmerizing take on “The Night You Wrote That Song,” the closing cut from Newbury’s 1979 LP The Sailor.” Also included in the Rolling Stone piece is a full track … MORE

new single out now: The Night You Wrote That Song

The first single and title track from my upcoming album The Night You Wrote That Song: The Songs of Mickey Newbury is out! Folk Radio UK premiered the new track on February 21. You can read more about the single and the album at the Folk Radio UK website, and stream or download the single here. … MORE

Black Friday sale

The Black Friday sale at gretchenpeters.com starts November 28th! Save 20% storewide starting 28 November through 2 December (Cyber Monday) – just use the discount code sadsongs at checkout. In addition, the Blackbirds and Hello Cruel World CDs are on sale for just $5 apiece! Visit the web store starting Thursday, November 28rd to shop. *20% … MORE

Mind Matters: Musicians on How Meditation Keeps Them Focused and Free

I spoke with Kelly McCartney for No Depression awhile ago about my meditation practice. Kelly interviewed several musicians who meditate, including Angaleena Presley, Anthony D’Amato and more. An excerpt: While not a religious person, Peters believes deeply in kindness and compassion. Meditation has taught her to apply those values to herself in her own life … MORE

Danube River Cruise with me & Dan Navarro!

Join me and singer-songwriter Dan Navarro on this incredible river adventure through the gems of the Danube. Along with luxury accommodations and three concerts from Dan and me, this package includes shore excursions at each port, free wifi and much more. There’s no better way to see Europe than traveling down its original “highways,” the … MORE