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“Blackbirds” Review on No Depression

…and then there is “Cure For The Pain”.  If Ms. Peters hadn’t already been inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, this one would have had them ringing her phone. It’s about the craft, knowing how to put the pieces together so that they look like they’ve always been that way.  When we listen, we know these words have been together forever. Truth is what seals it, though. “It’s not like you think it’s gonna be, not like the movies that you see, ain’t no soaring violins, just machines and medicines.” Yes, we know it, we’ve been in that hospital room, or in that house where they’ve brought in a hospital bed. We’ve seen the readings on the machines as we held the hand and looked into those eyes. We know the feeling when we realize things aren’t going to get better. “Goddamn this losing fight…”

To read this review in its entirety, visit the No Depression website.

Poets and Prophets: Salute To Legendary Songwriter Gretchen Peters

Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 02:00pm

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 will discuss her career and perform briefly. The program will be illustrated with vintage photos, film footage, and recordings. The event will be streamed live at www.countrymusichalloffame.org. After the program, Peters will sign Hatch Show Print posters commemorating the day. Takes place in the Museum’s Ford Theater.

Can’t make it to the program? Watch it live online! Live stream powered by NewTek TriCaster.

Museum admission or Museum membership required for program admittance. Limited seating available. Program pass required.

PROGRAM ADMISSION:  Attendees will need a Program Pass to guarantee their seat.  Program Passes are free with Museum admission or membership, and are given out beginning two hours prior to the program on a first-come, first-served basis.  Seating is General Admission.

Click here to visit this page on the Country Music Hall of Fame website.

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