Black Box Songwriter Series featuring Gretchen Peters
Twice Grammy-nominated and CMA Song Of The Year winner for the groundbreaking “Independence Day” (Martina McBride), Gretchen Peters has cut her own artistic path, touring continually in both North America and the UK and Europe, and releasing nine critically acclaimed albums on the way. Born in New York and raised in Colorado, the 25-year Nashville resident has accumulated accolades as a songwriter for artists as diverse as Etta James, Trisha Yearwood, Bonnie Raitt, The Neville Brothers, Patty Loveless, George Strait, Bryan Adams and Faith Hill. Her 2012 album, Hello Cruel World, landed in the top 5 on the US Americana chart, and maintained the No. 1 position for a record-breaking two months on the EuroAmericana chart. Described by NPR's All Things Considered as “the album of her career,” Hello Cruel World appeared in numerous Best of 2012 lists including No Depression, AllMusic.com, and Performing Songwriter. Peters was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters’ Hall Of Fame in 2014.
This is not jukebox music - the stuff that exists to fill in the pauses in conversation. This IS the conversation. – Associated Press
The Black Box Songwriter Concert Series features performing singer/songwriters in an intimate, listening room setting. The series has attracted a variety of celebrated songwriters, such as Susan Gibson (“Wide Open Spaces” - Dixie Chicks), Walt Wilkins (“Trains I Missed,” “Seven Hillsides” - Ricky Skaggs), Ronny Cox, and numerous Kerrville Folk Festival Finalists. If you want to hear the stories behind some great songs sung by those that wrote them, the Black Box Songwriter Series is for you. Tickets are $15 general admission. Ticket price includes sales tax.