‘Under The Apple Tree’ Roots Festival have announced that Gretchen Peters and Mary Chapin Carpenter will be headliners at this year’s inaugural festival, set to take place on 27/28/29 May at Silverstone Woodlands!
Gretchen Peters has recently released a double album named ‘The Essential Gretchen Peters’, a collection of her finest work alongside a range of previously unheard tracks. Gretchen arrived in Nashville back in 1987 and quickly became a force in the world of song writing, securing her first #1 hit with George Strait’s ‘Chill Of An Early Fall’, followed by a CMA Song Of The Year win for Martina McBride’s ‘Independence Day’.
In 1996, she signed her first recording contract and released her first album ‘The Secret Of Life’. Over the course of her career, recognition for Gretchen’s work has grown and grown in the UK, and her 2015 release ‘Blackbirds’ went to #1 on the UK Country Albums Chart. The record led to a sold-out UK tour, and her fan base this side of the pond continues to grow rapidly. Rolling Stone dubbed ‘Blackbirds’ “one of the most affecting murder ballads since Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Nebraska'”. Also, in 2014, Gretchen was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Mary Chapin Carpenter
The festival comes at a perfect time for Mary Chapin Carpenter, who releases her new album ‘The Things That We Are Made Of’ on May 6. Featuring 11 new songs, the album was produced by Producer Of The Year Grammy-nominee Dave Cobb, who has worked with the likes of Jason Isbell and Chris Stapleton.
“Working with Dave felt great from the first day of our sessions. He is always willing to try something new, believes that ‘yes’ is the only answer, and surrounds himself with wonderfully talented and generous musicians; by the end of the project, I felt as if I was a part of a new family.”
During her career, Mary has recorded 14 albums and has sold a staggering 14 million records. She has won five Grammy Awards (with 15 nominations), two CMA awards, two Academy of Country Music awards for her vocals and is a member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. Mary is the only artist to have won four consecutive Grammy Awards for Best Female Country Vocal Performance, which she received from 1992 to 1995.
Her most successful album was ‘Come On Come On’ back in 1992, which was certified quadruple platinum in the US for exceeding an incredible 4 million sales.
Tickets are available now at www.undertheappletreefestival.com, click on the image below to buy!