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Gretchen Peters (born November 14, 1957 in Bronxville, New York) is an American singer-songwriter in the folk/country genre. An accomplished song-writer, she won the Country Music Association Song Of The Year award in 1994 for "Independence Day", a hit at the time for Martina McBride. She was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2014.

Though born in New York, Peter's was raised in Boulder, Colorado, and then moved to Nashville in the late 1980s. There, she… read more

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  • Blackbird <3! YASSSSS!
  • On a bus to St. Cloud : great songwriting!
  • nice.
  • I reviewed the Cambridge Folk Festival last weekend, including Gretchen's set which was brilliant. Please have a read and look at photographs here:
  • Such a good song-writer!
  • Gretchen Peters Fans - Gretchen will be doing a live webcast on Sat Aug 8th at 2pm Central time from The Rutledge in Nashville! Immediately following the webcast she will be starting an auction on ebay! Rare items signed by martina mcbride, randy travis, herself and others! A portion of the proceeds will go to kipp academy in nashville. See her website for details Laura
  • I like it!
  • One For My Baby -- WOW! Wine, Women & Song sounds like my kind of mix. I've connected Gretchen Peters to the group UDERRATED (Seriously Underrated Female Vocalists/Singer-Songwriters). Please check it out.
  • A gorgeous voice and classy songwriter. Co-wrote many Bryan Adams hits with him, and many hits for others - Faith Hill's Secret of Life, Patty Loveless' You Don't Even Know Who I am, Independence Day for Martina McBride and On a Bus to St Cloud for Trisha Yearwood and Tim McGraw. Her own versions are the best, however, and her live performances a revelation.

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