Poets and Prophets: Salute to Legendary Songwriter Gretchen Peters
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January 24, 2015 - Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame member Gretchen Peters was born in New York, and spent part of her childhood in Boulder, Colorado. In 1987 she moved to Nashville, where, in the 1990s, she became a successful songwriter with mainstream country hits including “The Chill of an Early Fall” (George Strait), “My Baby Loves Me” (Martina McBride), “Let That Pony Run” (Pam Tillis), “You Don’t Even Know Who I Am” (Patty Loveless), and “The Secret of Life” (Faith Hill). Peters earned a Grammy nomination and won CMA Song of Year for composing McBride’s 1994 hit “Independence Day.” A talented singer and musician, Peters has released several critically acclaimed recordings. Her newest album, Blackbirds, is projected for release in February. Peters discusses her career and performs briefly. The program is illustrated with vintage photos, film footage, and recordings.