Sign up for newsletter
 

Peters readies new disc

Friday, January 9, 2015 – Gretchen Peters’ ‘will release her next album, "Blackbirds’" on Feb. 10.

Co-produced with Doug Lancio and Barry Walsh, and recorded in Nashville, the 11-track album features Jerry Douglas, Jason Isbell, Jimmy LaFave, Will Kimbrough, Kim Richey and Suzy Bogguss.

'Blackbirds' follows the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame member and Grammy-nominee’s 2012 album "Hello Cruel World."

Peters has had cuts by artists including Etta James, Bonnie Raitt, The Neville Brothers, Patty Loveless, George Strait, Bryan Adams, Faith Hill and Martina McBride ("Independence Day").

More news for Gretchen Peters

CD reviews for Gretchen Peters

Blackbirds CD review - Blackbirds
Like many artists, Gretchen Peters turned to music in a time of pain for her eighth studio release, "Blackbirds." This 11-track collection is a graceful, yet unsubtle take on aging and mortality that is often dark and even unsettling. Black crows witness a murder amidst kerosene and fire in the title cut, and elsewhere, there are odes to the BP oil spill and the Nashville flood. During the summer of 2013, when Peters began writing songs for "Blackbirds, I attended three »»»
One to Heart, One to the Head CD review - One to Heart, One to the Head
Gretchen Peters, with help from Tom Russell, created a thoughtful, beautiful collection of stories and musical soundscapes carefully selected from the America's best songwriters' catalogues - Bob Dylan, Mary McCaslin, Rosalie Sorrells, Ian Tyson, Townes VanZandt as well as Russell. It would be foolish to attempt to select a handful of highlights. Peters' voice is clear and true throughout, soulfully interpreting each track. What adds to the difficulty is that not only are the songs »»»
The Secret of Life
Songrwiter Gretchen Peters has made quite a name for herself on Music Row. The hit country tunes that she has penned include "Let That Pony Run" (Pam Tillis), "You Don't Even Know Who I Am" (Patty Loveless), The 1995 CMA Song of the Year, "Independence Day" (Martina McBride) and "Chill of an Early Fall" (George Strait). None of the hits are on this album. This is not a 'knock you over' country record. The arrangements do not contain the signature country instrumentation. Peters' voice and her »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Daniels wears out bows, but music endures – After each of the first few songs Charlie Daniels played, his 'fiddle tech (?)' exchanged his bow. Is this because he was playing particularly hard? Perhaps. Whatever the case, Daniels and his five-piece band clearly appeared to be giving it their all during the act's hour-and-a-half set. As it is the Christmas month, Daniels sang a... »»»
Concert Review: Rawlings easily moves out of the shadow – Every once in awhile David Rawlings moves out of the shadow of musical mate Gillian Welch to launch his own tour. While Welch, for whom Rawlings plays guitar, has the more prominent career, nights like this ably confirm that there is a reason does his own thing as well. Rawlings, who released the very fine "Poor David's Almanack" in... »»»
Subscribe to Country News Digest Country News Digest      Follow Country Standard Time on twitter CST      Visit Country Standard Time on Facebook CST

Elsewhere in the news

Currently at the CST blogs

Washburn, Fleck create "Echoes" Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn have powerhouse individual talents; each has followed an estimable career path to where they find themselves today: making complex, but spare, records, writing music together and touring with their son Juno. Their new release, "Echoes In The Valley" features mostly songs written by Fleck and Washburn, banjos, Washburn's strong vocals and very little else.... »»»
Hillman bides his time Legends don't come any more legendary than Chris Hillman. The roll call of bands that comprises Hillman's half century in music reads like a wing exhibit at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame; Byrds, Flying Burrito Brothers, Manassas, the Souther Hillman Furay Band, the Desert Rose Band,... »»»
The Cadillac Three creates its "Legacy" William Shakespeare noted a few centuries back that a rose by any other name would be equally aromatic, and that general idea has musical implications as well. The Cadillac Three knows a thing or two about maintaining a sonic identity after a name change;... »»»
Boom CD review - Boom
Walker Hayes has a lot of Sam Hunt in his music, in that he mixes a lot of hip-hop in with his country. Traditionalists will have trouble with his unorthodox approach. Kids, though, raised on just as much Drake as Paisley, will likely eat it up. »»»
From A Room: Volume 2 CD review - From A Room: Volume 2
There is no bigger artist in country music today, perhaps even in American music, than Chris Stapleton. His appeal reaches beyond just the commercial country fans for his gritty bluesy approach. 2015's "Traveller" set a high bar, which was met by this year's release of "From A Room: Volume 1," which won Album of the Year in the 51st CMA Awards.  »»»