Gretchen Peters announces "all-request" tour of the UK
Gretchen Peters is to embark on an all-request tour of the UK in May to mark the launch of her "best-of" album, Circus Girl.
The set list for the Circus Girl – Without a Net tour will be made up entirely of requests set in by fans via e-mail, Twitter, Facebook and Peters' website.
Shows have so far been confirmed for London, Cambridge, Derby, Bilston, Selby and Milton Keynes. See the Gig Guide for details.
Peters began her career as a songwriter in Nashville, penning hits like "On a Bus to St. Cloud" for Trisha Yearwood and "Let That Pony Run" for Pam Tillis. Her song "Independence Day," a hit for Martina McBride, was CMA Song of the Year and earned Peters a Grammy nomination.
In the mid-1990s, Peters got a record deal to record her own songs and has produced a series of albums full of strong stories. She is popular in the UK, where she has said the audience is more accepting of her and doesn't feel the need to categorize her music.
Peters' most recent album was One to the Heart, One to the Head, an album of covers recorded with Tom Russell.
Circus Girl will contain the song of the same title, from Peters' first album, as well as songs including "On a Bus to St. Cloud", "In a Perfect World", "Picasso and Me", "Tomorrow Morning" and "The Way You Move Me".