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Peters streams concert to mark greatest hits release

Friday, July 31, 2009 – Gretchen Peters will perform a free concert streamed live to the rest of the world Aug. 8 to mark the release of "Circus Girl: The Best of Gretchen Peters."

Fans can catch the show at www.therutledgelmv.com and click "Live Stream" to watch the show at 2 p.m. central Saturday, Aug. 8. Peters will accept requests via email and Twitter and will introduce memorabilia items that she will be auctioning off on eBay to benefit KIPP Academy Nashville, one of 66 KIPP public charter schools nationwide serving educationally under-served students. The concert at the Rutledge in Nashville is free and open to the public. The auction will begin on eBay immediately following the concert.

In addition to having penned some of today's best known songs (Martina McBride's Independence Day and Faith Hill's The Secret of Life) Peters has released seven solo albums.

Following a UK and European release of the collection in May, Scarlet Letter Records is releasing a numbered, limited-edition collector's set of "Circus Girl" that includes an expanded booklet and a second disc of live songs, demos, outtakes and other rarities. Among the memorabilia items that Peters is offering at auction are handwritten lyric sheets to some of her biggest hits including The Secret of Life and Independence Day, sheet music and backstage passes. Many of the items are signed by Peters and other artists who have had hits with her songs including Faith Hill, Martina McBride, Randy Travis and Pam Tillis.

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Gretchen Peters' tribute to Mickey Newbury is a 12-song labor of love, which makes the strong case to never forget the works of this songwriting master. Peters, who has said her mother initially turned her on to Newbury's music, dedicates this album to her mom because she "loved Mickey's sad songs almost more than mine." With that said, though, not all these songs are particularly sad. One of Newbury's most famous songs is "Just Dropped In (To See What »»»
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Informed by the renewed strength of today's woman's movement, particularly in light of recent cultural social and political upheavals, Gretchen Peters' "Dancing With the Beast" finds her sharing stories about loss, struggle, upheaval, tragedy and turmoil in ways that resonate with a common bond, though told from a woman's perspective. It's a powerful set of songs, mostly echoing a downcast perspective, but each comes across with both enlightenment and emotion, »»»
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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 »»»
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: The Lil Smokies provide the perfect antidote – On a night when the world to be falling further apart thanks to coronavirus (this would be the night the NBA postponed the season), there stood The Lil Smokies to at least in some small measure save the day. The quintet is part of a generation of musicians with bluegrass as the basis, but not totally the sum of the music either.... »»»
Concert Review: White makes the case for himself, no matter how dark the music – John Paul White opined with a glint in his eyes that his songs were not of the uplifting variety. In fact, they were downright dark. How else to explain "The Long Way" with the line "long way home back to you." Or "James," a song inspired by his grandfather who suffered from dementia. But lest you think that the Alabama... »»»
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