BRONXVILLE, N.Y. -- Happy Birthday to Bronxville’s Gretchen Peters!
Gretchen Peters, born in Bronxville, turns 56 on Thursday.
Peters, a singer and songwriter, was born on Nov. 14, 1957.
Peters was raised in Boulder, Colo., but moved to Nashville in the late 1980s. There, she found work as a songwriter, composing hits for Martina McBride, Etta James, Trisha Yearwood, Patty Loveless, George Strait, Anne Murray, as well as for rock singers Neil Diamond and co-writing songs with Bryan Adams.
She won the Country Music Association Song Of The Year award for McBride's "Independence Day" in 1995. She was twice nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Country Song, in 1995 and 1996, and was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Original Song in 2003.
In addition, Peters has released seven studio albums of her own. The title track of her 1996 debut album, The Secret of Life, was later recorded by Faith Hill in 1999.
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