Gretchen Peters new album Blackbirds is the UKs No. 1 Country Album

We’re delighted that Gretchen Peters new album Blackbirds has hit the number one spot in the UK’s Country album chart and has also made it into the overall Top 40 Album Chart at number 39.

Co-produced with Doug Lancio and Barry Walsh and recorded in Nashville, the new album features a who’s who of modern American roots music including Jerry Douglas, Jason Isbell, Jimmy LaFave, Will Kimbrough, Kim Richey, Suzy Bogguss and more. But it’s not the guests that make ‘Blackbirds’ the most poignant and moving album of the GRAMMY-nominee’s storied career; it’s the impeccable craftsmanship, her ability to capture the kind of complex, conflicting, and overwhelming emotional moments we might otherwise try to hide and instead shine a light of truth and understanding onto them.

“Without doubt a brilliantly crafted record, hugely enjoyable”Folk Radio
“It is a class act, and one that is excellent by her own high standards”Spiral Earth
“Maybe Rosanne Cash and Lucinda Williams owned the generational airways in 2014 but Gretchen can be the anointed one in 2015”Three Chords and The Truth
“a seemingly endless trickle of loveliness, a touch of true class”Americana UK
“the first five-star album of the year”Northern Sky
“This is a superb album and is highly recommended” (5 Stars) – Festivalphoto
“powerful, poignant and profoundly moving”FolkWords