Gretchen Peters

Gretchen Peters

born on 14/11/1957 in Bronxville, NY, United States

Gretchen Peters

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Gretchen Peters

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.[1] She won the Country Music Association Song Of The Year award for McBride's "Independence Day" in 1995.[2] 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.



Title Album details Peak positions
The Secret of Life
  • Release date: June 4, 1996
  • Label: Imprint Records
Gretchen Peters
  • Release date: February 13, 2001
  • Label: Scarlet Letter Records
  • Release date: May 31, 2004
  • Label: Scarlet Letter Records
Gretchen Peters Trio: Recorded Live
  • Release date: March 28, 2006
  • Label: Scarlet Letter Records
Burnt Toast and Offerings
  • Release date: August 7, 2007
  • Label: Thirty Tigers
Northern Lights
  • Release date: October 21, 2008
  • Label: Scarlet Letter Records
One to the Heart, One to the Head
(with Tom Russell)
  • Release date: February 1, 2009
  • Label: Scarlet Letter Records
Circus Girl: The Best Of
(single CD and two-CD versions)
  • Release date: May 12, 2009
  • Label: 101 Distribution
Hello Cruel World
  • Release date: January 31, 2012
  • Label: 101 Distribution
"" denotes releases that did not chart


Year Single Peak positions Album
US Country
1996 "When You Are Old" 68 The Secret of Life
1997 "The Secret of Life"
2012 "Hello Cruel World" Hello Cruel World
"" denotes releases that did not chart

Guest singles

Year Single Artist Peak positions Album
US Country
1999 "New Year's Eve 1999" Alabama 55 Christmas Vol. 2

Music videos

Year Video Director
1996 "When You Are Old"[3] Bud Schaetzle


  2. Whos won the most CMA Awards? Get the answer here. Gretchen Peters. Country Music Association Awards. Retrieved on 21 December 2010.
  3. CMT : Videos : Gretchen Peters : When You Are Old. Country Music Television. Retrieved on October 14, 2011.

External links

  • Official Web Site
  • Gretchen Peters at the Internet Movie Database
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